IMPRS "Moral Economies of Modern Societies"
The International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies offered an international, English-language PhD program in History, jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin.
The program of the IMPRS is finished since 31 December 2020.
The PhD program of the IMPRS Moral Economies supported research projects to investigate the values, emotions, and habits that informed and inspired modern social formations from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. The relationship between modern history of emotions and the development, consolidation and transformation of morals stood at the center of the research focus.
The IMPRS Moral Economies aimed to create a supportive and intellectually stimulating research environment geared towards the needs of young scholars. Intensive contact with advising professors, close exchange with other doctoral students, and encouragement of independent study had been at the core of the PhD program. The IMPRS Moral Economies offered seminars, workshops, guest lectures and also supported research stays at our partner universities (University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley).
Events at the IMPRS Moral Economies offered doctoral candidates and other young researchers the opportunity to engage in-depth with contemporary questions relevant to their research interests in an international environment.