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Finished projects

Food for Justice

Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy is a Junior Research Group based at the Institute for Latin American Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Colonia Dignidad - A Chilean-German Oral History Archive

The project "Colonia Dignidad - A Chilean-German Oral History Archive" is dedicated to the recording, preservation and scientific processing of a multi-perspective selection of life story video interviews with various contemporary witnesses on the history of Colonia Dignidad.

Internationales Graduiertenkolleg ""Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation".

The International Graduate School "Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation" sponsored by the DFG (German Research Foundation) aimed to open up new perspectives on globalisation research in the social sciences and humanities. Through dialogue between disciplines and different scientific traditions in Germany and Mexico, the research programme aims to contribute to a transnational and interdisciplinary field of research. The focus of the IGC is on the movements between the different regions of the world and the new spaces that are generated from them in the historical and current phases of globalisation.

Interdependent Inequality Research in Latin America (desiguALdades.net)

desiguALdades.net is an interdisciplinary, international and multi-institutional research network on interdependent inequalities in Latin America. The specific research profile emphasises the multidimensionality and global interdependencies of social inequalities in Latin America.

"Global change - local conflicts?

Land conflicts in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes

SFB 1171 "Affective Societies: Dynamics of Living Together in Changing Worlds

We at the SFB Affective Societies - Dynamics of Living Together in Moving Worlds pursue the goal of establishing a new understanding of societies that takes into account this fundamental importance of affects and emotions in the mobile, networked and mediatised worlds of the 21st century.

DFG Research Project "Indian Knowledge in Latin American Modernity

The project contributes to the transareal study of historical South-South interconnections between the Latin American and Asian regions. It deals with the intellectual and cultural relations between Latin America and India between 1880 (Hispano-American modernismo) and 1940 (period of upheaval due to global historical events), i.e. with an epoch that is of central importance for the constitution of a heterogeneous and interwoven Latin American modernity.

Collaborative Research Centre 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Der Sonderforschungsbereich 700 ist eine auf zwölf Jahre angelegte Forschungseinrichtung, die von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) finanziert wird und an der fünf Trägerinstitutionen beteiligt sind: die Freie Universität Berlin, die Universität Potsdam, die Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), das Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) und das German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus politik-, geschichts-, rechtswissenschaftlichen Kontexten arbeiten hier gemeinsam, über die Grenzen ihrer jeweiligen Institutionen und Fächer hinweg an...

DAAD-funded priority Colombia

Through the Latin America Institute (LAI), Freie Universität Berlin is one of the German universities involved in the establishment and work of the German-Colombian Peace Institute (DKFI/CAPAZ), together with Justus Liebig University Giessen, Georg August University Göttingen, the Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research (HSFK) and Albert Ludwig University Freiburg. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funding the establishment for ten years from autumn 2016 with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

LATVIS - Transcultural Visualisations of Latin America

The website of the Transcultural Visualisations of Latin America - LATVIS - offers a comprehensive archive of audiovisual materials related to Latin America, as well as diverse e-learning modules on methods of media analysis such as performances, photos, videos and films, and on the exploration of their cultural and social uses in Latin America.

Perspectives and Discourses on Sexual Harassment in International Higher Education Contexts

This international research project will explore prevalence, manifestations and effects of sexual harassment in the higher education context as well as inquire structural implications such as favorable and prohibitive circumstances for sexual harassment from a student perspective in selected universities in Latin America, Germany, Japan, India and South Korea.

NoPa- Agricultural and Environmental Law in Amazonia

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Agricultural and Environmental Regulation of Access to Land

Actors of Cultural Globalisation, 1860-1930

The research group investigates the dynamics of cultural exchange processes in the first peak phase of the history of globalisation around 1900, with a special focus on the actors and mediators of transnational interaction. The focus is on the question of the different modes of negotiating cultural, political and social difference. In the field of tension between homogenising tendencies on the one hand, and the profiling and construction of demarcations on the other, the complex processes of cultural and social change under conditions of global interdependence will be examined.


Carbiocial was a collaborative project of twelve universities in Germany and Austria, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which developed multidisciplinary perspectives on the multiple interdependencies between climate change and land management. The joint research region was located along the 1700 km long federal highway BR-163 in the southern Amazon region of Brazil, running from south to north, from Cuiabá/Mato Grosso to Santarém/Pará.