Hans Adler and Elisabeth Décultot are working on a complete edition of Sulzer’s writings.
© Markus Scholz
05.12.2016 in Research, Science

Sulzer – the unknown philosopher

At present, it’s hard to get hold of the writings of Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment Johann Georg Sulzer or find much literature about his work. This is set to change in the coming years: Humboldt Research Award winner Professor Hans Adler from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is planning a complete edition of the works and letters of Sulzer together with Halle’s Humboldt Professor Elisabeth Décultot. Artikel lesen

“I am only interested in animals, insects and microorganisms if they affect my plants” – Tiffany Knight in one of the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden in Halle
© Markus Scholz
24.03.2016 in People, Science

Fascinated by plants

Humboldt Professor Tiffany Knight studies the changes of ecosystems over long periods of time and the effects that a loss of biodiversity may have on the ecosystem. In February 2016, the affiliation of the renowned US-scientist changed from the Midwestern US to Central Germany. She is now working at the German Center of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Artikel lesen

“It is a minor miracle that the accompanying raw data is almost fully complete,” explains Christina von Hodenberg about her object of research.
© Michael Deutsch
26.05.2015 in People, Science

One and a half tonnes of valuable files: winner of the Humbolt Research Award brings wealth of data to Halle

The data of the oldest German collection of biographical interviews recorded on audio tape was believed to have gone missing years ago. Now it is stored at MLU. The transfer was facilitated by a Humboldt Research Award winner, Prof. Christina von Hodenberg, who is originally from Queen Mary University London and currently working in Halle. Artikel lesen

She is considered to be one of the most well-connected Enlightenment researchers: Elisabeth Décultot is the first female Alexander von Humboldt professor at the University of Halle.
© Maike Glöckner
17.06.2014 in Research, Science

A successful crossover

German studies professor Dr. Elisabeth Décultot (46) from France is one of the world’s most renowned Enlightenment researchers. Currently working in Paris, she will transfer to Halle in winter semester. This is being made possible by the Alexander von Humboldt professorship, Germany’s most highly endowed international research prize, and Décultot is the first literary scholar to receive it. Artikel lesen