Science and Technology in Germany - Scientific Fields - Humanities


Besides natural sciences, German researchers have added much to the development of humanities. Contemporary examples are the philosopher J├╝rgen Habermas, the egyptologist Jan Assmann, the sociologist Niklas Luhmann, the historian Reinhart Koselleck and the legal historian Michael Stolleis. In order to promote the international visibility of research in these fields a new prize, Geisteswissenschaften International, has been established in 2008. It serves the translation of studies in humanities into English.

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