Research Structure

 

The Cluster builds on existing strenght and pools ongoing or newly developed research projects of its members. It thus offers a platform for the interdisciplinary exploration of common themes from a variety of perspectives. Funding through the FWF offers additional support for these research activities and their dissemination.

The cluster pursues five main themes that resonate with current issues and debates:

  • Imperial Dynamics and their Limits
  • Ecological and Economic Transformations
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • Mobility and Migrations
  • Constructions of Identity and Difference

It is structured around three research nodes, which provide the overarching context within which project members pursue their research projects:

The cohesion between the Research Nodes is maintained through Six Transversal Working Groups:

  • Trans-Regional Conduits of Communication
  • Elite Multilinguality
  • Diversity, Identification and Distinction
  • Decentering Eurasian Empires and Geographies
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Impacts and Interpretations of Environmental Heritage