An excellent academic infrastructure awaits students in the humanities. The Philological Library has extensive collections and long opening hours.
Source: Peter Himsel
The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Freie Universität focuses on the languages and literatures of Europe, the philosophy and culture of societies from antiquity to the present, and the academic study of theater, dance, music, and media.
News from Apr 12, 2012
Made up of eight institutes, the Department of Philosophy and Humanities offers students a diverse range of subjects in the humanities, from philosophy and the cultures of antiquity to the Greek, Latin, English, Romance, German, and Dutch philologies as well as comparative literature, theater studies, film studies, musicology, and culture and media management.
Students and doctoral students in the humanities are provided with an excellent academic infrastructure. The department's facilities include the Philological Library, designed by Lord Norman Foster, and the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, the only graduate school focusing exclusively on literary studies that was successful in the Excellence Initiative of the German government.
Benefits from Collaborative Research
Humanities research at Freie Universität has a breadth and diversity unparalleled in Germany. The central hub of the many departments and activities is the Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC), which was founded to create interdisciplinary networks and promote the emergence of new research initiatives.
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) recently approved funds for the establishment of a new Collaborative Research Center, CRC 980, to deal with “Epistemology in Motion – Knowledge Transfer from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period.” The scholars involved in this CRC study the processes of knowledge transition in European and non-European cultures before the modern era.
In addition to the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, there are eleven other academic departments and three central institutes at Freie Universität:
Unishop has a wide range of articles that can be purchased in the foyer of Mensa II, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, or online. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.