Making of Humanities
Comparing is not exclusive to the world of research. Rather, practices of comparing are also used in everyday life and social communication, among other areas. Given the broad importance of its major theme, the SFB developed a project that seeks to make research processes in the humanities easier to understand.
The most important activities in the humanities are thinking, reading and writing. At first glance, this seems to make it difficult to appropriately present and illustrate the processes involved. The Science Communication subproject seeks to show that the theme that guides the SFB "Practices of comparing" has important implications for society as a whole.
For this purpose, new forms of science communication are developed, such as a series of talks, to be held in unusual venues, that brings together researchers from the SFB and prominent figures from sports, politics or economics. Another major activity besides organizing activities that involve external actors and the general public is for the project to examine its own science communication activities and to contribute to the research in this area and to the public humanities in general.