A fascination for technology and an awareness of the ethical limitations - the technikethikwerkstatt aims to convey both to youngsters and students. In seminars and workshops, young people intensively study the sustainable and responsible use technical innovations.
In light of the ever-increasing role digitalisation plays in both research and many professional fields related to the humanities, this project is devoted to introducing students of humanities to the basics of computer science as well as digital humanities.
Do German butterflies fold lemons? One of the things Professor Rüdiger Harnisch examines in this project is why utterances are loaded with additional meaning.The German Research Foundation is funding the project ‘Typology and theory of remotivation’ of the Chair of German Language, which is held by Professor Rüdiger Harnisch.
How did Rome deal with defeats, losses and losers? What were the effects on the army and society? Researchers at the University of Passau develop a "Theory of the Roman Defeat" that is connected with Rome's culture, society and political system.
Since 1980, a team of researchers from the universities of Hamburg, Osnabrück and Passau have edited the vast literary estate of Sigmund von Birken, one of the most prolific writers of the 17th-century, who engaged in regular correspondence with hundreds of persons.