Our Mission

As an institution of research for East Central Europe and related scientific services will ever funded equally by the federal government and the 16 states, led by the State of Hesse. 18 institutions and commissions constitute the corporate members in the association of the Herder Institute.

» Corporative Members

In scientific and conceptual issues, the Institute is advised by an internationally composed Scientific Advisory Board. The decision to structure and finance of the Institute is ultimately the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

» Scientific Advisory Board

» Board of Trustees

In addition to numerous partners at home and abroad, in particular promotes the contact with the Chair appointed as Leibniz and Herder Chair scientists networking.

» Leibniz Chair and Herder Chairs

The structure of the Institute is represented in the chart. In addition to the departments, we find such cross-cutting areas such as equal opportunities, research coordination.

» Organigramm of the Herder Institute

» Statute of the Herder Institute

Project Perspectives

  • Collecting, Preserving and Communicating Cultural Heritage

  • Transnational Research Dialogue

  • Digital and Visual History

  • Space, City and Environment

  • Political Systems, Conflicts and Security


Herder Institute is a meeting place and contact point for international research and holds worldwide unique collections.

      Building Hensel-Villa
      Collections and Library Building
      Foyer of the Collections and Library Building