Co-operation with Humboldt-University
The theme of work is not a distinct and visible focus at the Humboldt-University Berlin. Nonetheless, it is a recurrent theme in the lectures and research of nearly all of the faculties. In the faculties of History, European Ethnology and the Institute of Asian and African Studies, in the faculties of Social Science, of Law and of Economics the theme of work is an important field of research. re:work wishes to strengthen exchange between these diverse activities and establish innovative forms of collaboration that go beyond the limits set by academic disciplines and faculties. Co-operation thereby clearly extends beyond the Humboldt-University to include other institutions and experts working on these issues at other universities and research centres.
Humboldt-University institutions and researchers form part of the work at the centre in numerous ways. re:work’s fellows regularly take part in lectures and seminars at different institutes within the Humboldt-University and researchers from the university regularly participate in workshops and conferences organised by the centre.
Research Stay for Professors at Humboldt-University
Furthermore, we also invite visiting professors to the Humboldt-University in order to enable university lecturers to take research leave during term time. Replacements are adequately funded through our BMBF funds.
Professors exempted from teaching at the Humboldt-University can work on a re:work research project that fits the thematic focus of our centre. Besides exempting colleagues from their teaching duties, we also invite them to participate in all of re:work’s activities and involve themselves in the community of fellows, as well as provide them support in organising smaller workshops and meetings associated with their time at re:work (More information).
re:work maintains close ties with institutional German, European and non-European co-operation partners.
re:work at Humboldt-Box
The center took part in the Humboldt-Box project with an exhibition entitled 'Thinking Work Globally'. The Humboldt-Box, located in Berlin’s city center, was inaugurated on 29 June 2011. This temporary building provides insights and perspectives about the reconstruction of Berlin’s old city palace as well as the Humboldt-Forum, which will form part of the palace and is aimed at bringing together European and non-European cultures.