Administrative Department Research

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Interdisciplinary research into the history of the Francke Foundations from the 17th to the 20th century is part of the mission and self-image of the foundations as researching and mediating cultural institutions. To this end, the Research Unit develops scientific perspective plans and acts as an interface to regional, national and international institutions and cooperation partners. In addition, concepts for the annual exhibitions are developed and conferences and workshops are held. Special attention is paid to the promotion of young academics.

Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Scholarship Programme

Thanks to a generous foundation by Dr. Liselotte Kirchner (Offenbach), the Francke Foundations are able to award research grants. The aim of the scholarship programme is to further develop research on the history of the Francke Foundations on the basis of their rich source collections.

Teaching and Qualification Work

The Research Section is linked to the teaching at the Institute of History of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
At present, the Foundations support the following scholars and their research:


The administration department research regularly holds conferences and workshops at the Francke Foundations in Halle. It takes part in international conferences.

Department's staff

Claudia Weiß

Project Exhibition'19, Ass.'21

[Translate to Englisch:] Foto Claudia Weiß

Current projects