The Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)
The interdisciplinary study of the Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts will be the focus of the first thematic group. Göttingen is strongly associated with the Enlightenment, not only with all the cultural and scientific riches of its German manifestations, but also, thanks amongst other to the Hanoverian connections, with the Enlightenment in England, Scotland and other European and Atlantic regions and countries.
Göttingen’s library holds one of Europe’s finest Enlightenment collections. The university itself was a stronghold of the development of modern social sciences. For the period January 2014 to July 2015 the research topic will be the study of „The Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)”.
Göttingen Scholars working in the research area are: