On the basis that knowledge is situated, the projects analyze the specific functions of scientific and non-scientific knowledge in different contexts: how knowledge is produced, circulated and mobilized to regulate identities, generate or reduce cultural differences, and to establish and maintain discourses, practices and norms.
An analysis of the links between knowledge and social power structures in regional and global contexts reveals the underlying mechanisms of complex cultural processes and advances a more critical understanding of the factors that regulate social agency.
Coordinator: Johannes Feichtinger
Scientific and Scholarly Change in Austria and Central Europe (1848–1989)
Lead Researcher: Johannes Feichtinger
The Habsburg Monarchy as a Workshop of World Knowledge, 1760–1860
Lead Researcher: Franz L. Fillafer
Orient-Knowledge and Interaction
In Cooperation with the Institute for Social Anthropology of the ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Head of Project: Johannes Feichtinger, Johann Heiss in cooperation with Franz L. Fillafer
THIRD-PARTY FUNDED PROJECTS
Continuity and Transformation
The Austrian Academy of Sciences in the 20th Century
In Cooperation with the Archive of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Heads of Project: Johannes Feichtinger, Heidemarie Uhl
Lead Researcher: Dieter Hecht