Approximately 14.5 million has been made available to the newly established units for the next three years, with prospective funding for a further three years.
The Research Units in detail:
Humanities and Social Sciences
The Research Unit "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" located at the universities of Tbingen, Heidelberg and Bochum will study the manufacture as well as the economic and cultural significance of copper coinage in the Chinese Qing and the Japanese Tokugawa dynasties and the late Korean Choseon era. The Research Unit aims to complement the extensive research into the role played by silver in East Asia and in the early stages of the global economy and to conduct an empirically sound investigation into this so far neglected area of research.
Researchers from the universities of Dsseldorf and Frankfurt will collaborate in the Research Unit "Functional Terminology and Frames". They will relate a type of terminology neglected by linguistics, logic, philosophy, cognitive and scientific theory (functional terminology) to the basic model of cognitive conceptual formation and the formation of knowledge (the "frames") and in so doing study its key role in the formation of scientific theory.
Using selected projects from the disciplines of history, art history, philosophy, Jewish studies, Chinese studies and literary studies, the Research Unit "Topic and Tradition. Reordering Proces
Contact: Anne Gercke