Of great importance to the Institute is the integration of the research on different eras and regions carried out in the departments and research groups. Different formats as well as interdepartmental research projects and co-operations enable an intensive exchange.
The Max Planck Lecture in Legal History and Theory is held periodically, inviting outstanding scholars to present their current research. The research seminars of the three Departments offer postdocs, doctoral students and guests of the mpilhlt the opportunity to present and discuss their current research.The Digital Humanities activities also aim to bring together and further develop the skills and experience of the departments.
Twice per semester, the Institute hosts, together with colleagues from the Institute for Legal History at the Goethe University, the Frankfurt Legal History Evening Lecture. A further highlight each year is the Summer Academy for Legal History, in which researchers from the departments and research groups teach roughly 20 early-stage researchers from around the world. We use Forum Talks - Forum Walks as an opportunity to inform ourselves about and exchange views on topics of general interest relating to law or scientific policy. Occasional excursions to current exhibitions, museums or memorial sites, as well as joint film evenings, also contribute to this.
Once a year we take time out for a retreat with all the researchers to reflect together on the development of the Institute's research programme and to share our ideas and visions.