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Cooperating Institutions

German Historical Institute Washington & PRO Berkeley

GUMELAB collaborates with the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI Washington) and it’s Pacific Regional Office at the UC Berkeley (PRO Berkeley). The GHI Washington is one of eleven overseas institutes of the Max Weber Stiftung - Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (Max Weber Foundation - International Humanities), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundeministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF). The GHI conducts and supports innovative research, promotes cooperation, development and networking opportunities between German and North American scholars at various career stages and, at increasingly, international historical scholarship. opens . The Institute's structural working areas are German/European and Jewish History, American and Transatlantic History, and Global and Transregional History. Current research spotlights the history of knowledge, the history of mobility and migration, and digital history studies. At its Pacific Office at UC Berkeley, the GHI has developed a specific focus on knowledge history of migration and the international research network "Migrant Knowledge” linked to it. The focal pointis on the Pacific as a historical space and Latin America, as well as on transpacific, inter-American and transatlantic interconnections.

Centro de Humanidades Digitales - CHD

GUMELAB cooperates with the Center for Digital Humanities (Centro de Humanidades Digitales - CHD) of the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences of State University of Campinas - UNICAMP (Campinas, Brazil). The CHD seeks to encourage research in the field of digital humanities, especially those using an interdisciplinary approach. Its scope of action includes experimental reflection on theoretical and methodological aspects of digital media and archiving, the development of techniques for processing archival and bibliographic corpora, as well as exploring methods of connecting and diffusing these technologies throughout society. The main premise of CHD is the understanding that technology is not a fact, but a complex social construction that can be embedded in the history of technology and modernity; therefore, digital media must be studied and critiqued in their historicity and complexity.

German-Colombian Peace Institute- CAPAZ

GUMELAB cooperates with the German-Colombian Peace Institute- CAPAZ (Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz – CAPAZ) in the field of political education. CAPAZ is a platform for cooperation between Colombia and Germany that promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience on peacebuilding issues through the formation of networks between universities, research centers, civil society organizations and governmental entities, which are active at the territorial level. CAPAZ promotes research, teaching and advisory activities that enable new approaches to the understanding of peace and conflict, to transmit knowledge to society and to provide answers facing the multiple challenges of a society in transition. The CAPAZ Institute is a Center of Excellence in Research and Teaching funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) with resources from the German Federal Foreign Office.


aureka is a young start-up developing a cloud-based platform with and for archivists and researchers working with audio(visual) collections. Based on automatically generated transcripts, it offers novel interaction and search possibilities for working with sound and video recordings. aureka thus puts the latest technologies at the service of knowledge production. As a knowledge transfer project of Freie Universität Berlin, aureka is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund.