IMPRS Moral Economies


The International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies explores 'moral economies' by identifying values, emotions and habits that inform and inspire social formations which have emerged since the eighteenth century in Europe, North America, and South Asia. The Research School is a recently established joint international PhD program in History of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin.

Research and the curriculum focus on the interlocking of new modes of feeling and the definition and justification of new social values.

The IMPRS Moral Economies creates a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment by providing a first-class doctoral education. The tailor-made four-year academic program includes additional seminars, workshops, annual summer/fall schools, guest lectures, and research stays at an associated institution.

Doctoral students are supervised by at least one member of the School's faculty. During the course of the program, students obtain additional supervision and feedback from the faculty. The IMPRS Moral Economies offers a scholarship covering living expenses, a shared office space and use of the extensive library at the MPI for Human Development, as well as research funds for the dissertation.

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Call for Applications

The next call for applications will be advertised in September 2014.

Summer School 2014

Concepts, language and beyond. Emotions between values and bodies
September 22nd – 27th, 2014
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin