The forum serves exchanges and networking outside of the institute with the national and international scholarly community. The most significant elements in this context are the fellowships and event formats offered at the institute.
The forum allows members of the Research Units as well as fellows and guests at the institute to discuss methods and research approaches, to enhance their respective projects through dialogue, and to define new topics and innovative hypotheses. In this context, guests and fellows report on their ongoing projects in the form of public lectures and lunchtime talks.
The biannual closed meetings offer an opportunity – for doctoral candidates in the spring and postdocs in the fall – to present their research within the institute and to discuss the current state of their projects and appertaining methodological questions. The annual »Programmklausur« serves to further develop the institute’s scholarly profile.