Our Network
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Overcoming Disciplinary Boundaries. Establish Networks. Developing Innovative Research.

TRA Present Pasts combines transdisciplinary research and networking with the transfer from science to society. In addition to regional partners such as various museums in Bonn, the TRA cooperates with international partner institutions and scholars.

Participating Institutes, Centers and Museums

  • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam
  • BASA Museum
  • Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)
  • Bonn Medieval Center (BMZ)
  • Franz Joseph Dölger Institute for the Study of Late Antiquity
  • LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn
  • Power and Rule. Bonn Center for Pre-Modern Orders and their Forms of Communication
  • City Museum Bonn
  • Center for historical Peace Studies (ZHF)
  • Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK)
  • Center for Development Research (ZEF)
© BASA Museum

Our Members

Currently, the TRA Present Pasts has 77 members, who are assigned to the two profile focuses communication and heritage. These are mainly professors and postdocs from the Faculty of Arts and the two theological faculties.

- under construction: TRA member network -

Become a Member and Benefit from Our Network and Our Funding Opportunities!

Membership is open to:

  • Members of the University of Bonn who have proven their ability to perform independent research in the areas covered by the TRA.
  • Employees of another institution are welcome if they meet the requirements stated above and are engaged in a project conducted jointly with the University of Bonn on the basis of a cooperation agreement.
  • Doctoral researchers working at the University of Bonn in an area covered by the TRA are also welcome to join as non-voting members.

Our Partners

The TRA Prensent Pasts is closely linked to the Cluster of Excellence "Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies" (BCDSS) through numerous joint members and a joint spokesperson. In the future, joint events and an even stronger exchange will drive scientific innovation at the University of Bonn.

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For the transfer of research results, we work closely with the Transfer Center of the University of Bonn, EnaCom. In the future, Innovation Scouts will identify transfer potential in the TRAs, provide scientists with targeted information on technology transfer and start-up topics, and establish the connection to EnaCom.

The other TRAs of the University of Bonn

The continuous exchange with the other Transdisciplinary Research Areas of the University of Bonn is an important pillar in the communication and further development of the TRA Present Pasts. The TRA management is happy to support you in establishing contact with the scholars of the five other TRAs and in developing innovative collaborations.

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