The CAS “Imaginaria of Force” explores how historical and contemporary perceptions of natural, artistic, and sociopolitical forces manifest themselves in discourse and visual forms.
It is a platform for discourse between the two main academic cultures in Hamburg: the humanities and the natural sciences. The centre consists of its board of directors, made up of Prof. Dr. Frank Fehrenbach, Prof. Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht and Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zumbusch, and five research associates in their qualification period.
Research projects focus on major topics in a field that can be covered only by contributions from a range of disciplines. Every year, several internationally renowned researchers from various disciplines and artists in residence are invited within the scope of the fellowship program.
The fellowship program was established to ensure the inclusion of the history of science and technology, philosophy, sociology, law, political science, neurophysiology, and physics. It also expands the existing expertise in the fields of art history, literature, cultural studies, and biology.