Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1150 „Cultures of Decision-Making“
The Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1150 „Cultures of Decision-Making“ is being funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at the University of Muenster since July 2015. In the SFB 1150 over fifty junior and senior researchers from several disciplines (history, literature, law, philosophy, cultural anthropology, Jewish and Byzantine studies) work together to investigate social practices and cultural conditions of decision-making in a historical and interdisciplinary perspective form the Middle Ages to the present. It comprises three Project Areas with twenty subprojects as well as a graduate school.
Our Project: Section A05 - Between Privacy and the Public Debate: Decisions on Reproduction in Germany and the US in the Second Half of the 20th Century
The project examines how reproduction became the subject of private and political decision-making in Germany and the US in the second half of the 20th century. It inquires into how the popularization of medical knowledge as well as processes of individualization and liberalization have interacted. It also asks how decisions on reproduction have been framed by public debates, political and legal attempts at standardization, and by expert interventions.
Head: Isabel Heinemann
Research Assistant: Verena Limper