Sigrid Weigel

From 1999 to 2015, Sigrid Weigel has been Director of the Zentrum für Literatur und Kulturforschung Berlin (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin), Chair Person of the Board of the Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin (the umbrella organisation of centres for the humanities in Berlin) and Professor of Literary Research at the Technische Universität Berlin. Previously, she was Professor at the German Department in Zurich and Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam from 1998- 2000. She was also a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen.

Research fields

European literature and culture with special focus on the works of Heinrich Heine, Ingeborg Bachmann, Hannah Arendt, Gershom Scholem, Walter Benjamin and Aby Warburg; relationship between science and literature and the cultural history of science, generation, genealogy and ancestry.