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Gerda Henkel Foundation


The Gerda Henkel Foundation is an incorporated foundation based in Germany and focused on the support of historical humanities. The Foundation has the following special programmes:

  • “Security, Society and the State” to address issues related to contemporary life and the future
  • The Lisa Maskell Fellowship to support young scholars in the humanities in Africa and Southeast Asia
  • “Patrimonies” to promote preservation of cultural heritage
  • “Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat” and “Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world” programmes address current challenging issues in relation to historical contexts.

The Foundation supports scholars in the humanities both in Germany and worldwide.

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