Created in 1982, the research group on Weimar culture has the following objectives:
- Enhance studies on the intellectual make-up in Germany during the 1920s.
Promote interdisciplinary and pluridisciplinary research in the fields of history, sociology, philosophy, and literature by building a national and international structure for exchanges.
- Inventory the research to be performed.
- Forge contacts with all institutions likely to promote this research and to be interested in it.
- Spark new research by guiding and supporting beginning researchers.
The projects being developed for 2007 and 2007 are:
- Theories and philosophies of history from the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
- Philosophical anthropology: its origins and future.
- Ethics and politics. Representations of history and power in the literature.
- Theories and critiques of sciences of culture in Europe.
With these scheduled seminars:
- Walter Benjamin, Writings on French literature.
- The crisis in the philosophy of history in the 20th century.
- Masses: The question of masses according to authors in philosophical anthropology (Scheler, Plessner, Gehlen)
Gérard RAULET (University of Paris IV) and Manfred GANGL (University of Angers).