The International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies investigates the values, emotions, and habits that informed and inspired modern social formations. The focus lies particularly on Europe, North America, and South Asia from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The projects of the doctoral candidates trace and analyze the origins of moral values and the sources on which they draw in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres. Research on modern moral economies also focusses on the ways in which values and emotions reinforce or contradict each other in modern societies. This complex relationship is studied on the level of major ideas and concepts, as well as on the level of social interaction and institutional settings.
International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Freie Universität Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
6 doctoral candidates per year