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RESEARCH

Changing Perspectives

The Russian attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022, changed the world. The Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin is adjusting its research focus and placing more emphasis on Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Feb 22, 2024

“Taming Time” – Writing a New Chapter in Earth’s History

Freie Universität professor, Reinhold Leinfelder, gives time a voice in his “science graphic novel”

Nov 14, 2023

“The Gurlitt scandal was a boon for provenance research”

This November marks the ten-year anniversary since the discovery in an apartment in Munich became public knowledge. Art historian Meike Hoffmann examined the works and suddenly became famous around the world. She reflects on the decade and the future

Nov 07, 2023

Books with History: The Search for Rightful Owners

Since 2013 the Provenance Research Center has been investigating the history of books at Freie Universität Berlin to find out whether the university’s collections include works that were looted

Nov 07, 2023

Digital Surveillance and Authoritarian States

Two researchers at Freie Universität Berlin are investigating how repressive states like China and Russia use digital technologies to monitor their populations and bolster their legitimacy.

Oct 31, 2023

When Life Gives You Biomass, Make Biochar

Turning biomass into biochar – geoecologist Robert Wagner has developed an eco-friendly concept that is ready for application

Aug 29, 2023

Space Invaders 2.0? Games with Alien Species

Ecologist Jonathan Jeschke has been developing scenarios for managing invasive species such as raccoons and testing them in creative and inventive ways

Aug 03, 2023

Two Jackals Tour the World

Researchers examine the transcultural history of ancient Arabic fables

Jul 21, 2023

The Stonewall Legacy

Canadian professor of history and sexuality Jennifer Evans held an inspiring lecture on queer history at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute

Jul 10, 2023

Cause of Fatal Staggering Disease

Novel Rustrela virus causes severe meningoencephalitis in domestic cats, as found in a study involving veterinarians at Freie Universität

Jun 26, 2023