Research department: Contemporary History and Archive
Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Harald Engler
Duration: 01/2022 - 12/2025
The lead project of the research focus "Contemporary History and Archive" deals with the world-historical disruption of 1989/90 in its political-social causes and consequences in Berlin-Brandenburg and aims to generate insights into three complexes of questions in disruption research. Firstly, historical research on crises and revolutions will be made fruitful for a deeper understanding of lines of continuity and ruptures in current disruptions. Secondly, the upheaval in Berlin-Brandenburg will be examined as a laboratory situation for patterns of action and forms of governance by actors from different political-institutional systems and the emergence of a "unification society", which can be used to study contemporary perceptions in such processes and their stages. Thirdly, the project analyses disruptions in individual spaces and related policy fields - such as housing or commercial development - in relation to overall societal change, gaining insights into different types of disruptions and their modes of action, e.g. in the release of potentials for new paths of regional development.
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