Knowledge Unbound – The Max Weber Foundation's Podcast

An acoustic research trip around the world in ten episodes


Max Weber Network Eastern Europe

MWS founds decentralised network


The Global Papacy of Pius XII

Transnational Research Group of the Max Weber Foundation

MWS meeting on academic freedom

MWS conference
»Harmful Entangle-
ments« at OI Istanbul

New translation series »China - Norms, Ideas, Practices«



Ute Frevert


DHI London

CBO Peking

DHI Paris

DFK Paris

DHI Warschau

DHI Moskau

OI Istanbul

OI Beirut

MWF Delhi

DIJ Tokyo

DHI Washington


Worldwide eleven 
Institutes Abroad






About us

Max Weber Foundation is a legal entity closely linked to the German Federal Government located in Bonn. It comprises eleven humanities research institutes. The Foundation’s goal is to promote research with a focus on history, culture, economic and social sciences in selected countries and to promote a mutual understanding between Germany and those countries. The Max Weber Foundation is the only German research institute which is academically active abroad exclusively due to its programme of work.

To the Foundation



Ausstellung: Bericht aus der belagerten Stadt Tschernihiw

01.02.2024 - 31.03.2024 | Ausstellung | Polnisches Institut in Leipzig (DHI Warschau) | vor Ort

DIJ Social Science Study Group: Feminist Foreign Policy in Japan? The Localisation of Pro-Gender Norms in Japanese Foreign Policy

21.02.2024 | Lerngruppe | DIJ Tokyo | vor Ort + online

Uffa Jensen: Terrorism and the Historiography of the Federal Republic: The Antisemitic Double Murder in Erlangen in 1980“

28.02.2024 | GHIL JOINT LECTURE | GHI London | vor Ort + online

DIJ Social Science Study Group: Christ, Codices, Coding: Applying AI to Jesuit Written Artefacts

29.02.2024 | Lerngruppe | DIJ Tokyo | vor Ort + online

Calls & Vacancies


Call for Papers: Punish and Rehabilitate through Work (19th-20th century)

Online since: 20.02.2024, Deadline: 04. April 2024


Call for Contributions: Max Weber Foundation Conference on Harmful Entanglements

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Call for Applications: Reisestipendium

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Call for Applications: Forschungsstipendium

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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (GHI Washington)

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Studienkurs Rom 2024 (DHI Rom)

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Studentische bzw. Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) für Drittmittelmanagement (Geschäftsstelle)

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