re:work or IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History belongs to the Käte Hamburger Collegia for research in the social sciences and is therefore part of the ‘Freedom for Research in the Humanities’ funding initiative run by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Research and discussion at re:work focus on developing a typology, defining the most important trends and understanding the historic fundaments of current society. Comparisons and tracing historical interdependencies are the fundamental methodologies used to analyse the interdependent relationship between work and life course, the imaginaries surrounding work and life course as well as the order of work and life course.
Each year re:work invites 10—15 researchers from different academic disciplines and nationalities and offers them a forum for the discussion of central questions and thereby promotes exchange between established and young academics. re:work organises workshops, international conferences and summer schools and fellows are given the opportunity to discuss their research with various institutions in Berlin.