Charles Darwin erred when he declared that the competition between species and individuals was the sole determining principle of evolution! Not only are two biological focus groups at the Wissenschaftskolleg this year exploring the developmental-historical advantages of mutualism; all the Fellows of the cohort 2018/2019 are testing cooperation as a means of gaining knowledge. For example, they are meeting regularly in the “Sci-Hum Forum”, using joint lectures and debates to bridge the still deep chasm between humanities scholars and natural scientists. For me as the new Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg – and in this function I would like to cordially greet all the members of the Fellow's Club – this is an enriching insight and experience.read on
Paintings for the Future
Julia Voss (2016/2017) is counselor for a new Hilma af Klint show at the Guggenheim. In our interview she explains why the Swedish painter is so important.read on
Landmark Papers Revisited
Hari Sridhar, Fellow in 2013/2014, explores the long shadow of outstanding publications in biology. In 2016, he started interviewing authors of well-known papers in ecology and evolution. We share his interviews with former Wiko Fellows.
Society Benefits From Our Autonomy
New Rector Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Two Million Blossoms in a Jar
Kirsten Traynor (2018/2019) in Search of the Perfect Honey.read on
Save the Date - Meeting of the Fellows' Club: June 13-14, 2019
A Palace and the World: Berlin's Humboldt Forum.read on
Lectures on Film
Karin Kukkonen & Juliane Vogel, Christoph Grabenwarter & Dieter Grimm, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
New Publications in the Fellows' Libraryread on
Join the Fellows' Club
Becoming a member and making donations has never been easierread on