About

Welcome to the ICI Library! The ICI Library is a reference library to be used on site. We support the scholars of the ICI Berlin in their research by supplying them with the needed literature and bibliographical information. While we develop our collection in close connection with the collective research projects of the ICI Berlin, we use interlibrary loan services to make materials available that are needed by individual researchers.

The ICI Library is registered with the library code ISIL BE–1578 by the ISIL Agency of Germany, is a member of the GBV Common Library Network, the German Library Association (dbv e. V.), and of the Working Community of German Special Libraries (AspB e. V.) It is a partner of the Specialized Information Service for Comparative Literature (SIS Comparative Literature/FID AVL) and supports the ICI’s publishing venture ICI Berlin Press.

Collection

The ICI Library houses a collection reflecting the multidisciplinary research undertaken at the Institute in general and the work on its core projects in particular, with a focus on research in cultural theory. The library also houses the ICI Edition, a collection of recordings of events organized at the ICI Berlin. All recordings published in the ICI Edition have an entry in the library catalogue, which contains a link to the video hosted on the ICI website. The library also archives the posters and flyers of ICI Events as well as press materials and literature reviews related to the ICI Berlin.

Public ICI Library Catalogue

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Information

The holdings of the ICI Library are recorded in the local catalogue as well as in the Common Union Catalogue (GVK) of the Common Library Network (GBV), carrying call numbers and location information. Please note, however, that the catalogue does not give information about the status of individual items, since the ICI Library uses an internal lending system not connected to the publically accessible GVK catalogue. Please inquire with library staff if the desired title is presently available.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer regular use of the ICI Library to our guests. You are welcome, however, to visit us and use our holdings on site.  Please contact us in advance in order to make an appointment.

Service

The library staff is present and ready to assist you on:

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:00 – 16:00
  • Tues 10:00 – 18:00

Corinna Haas (Academic Librarian)
corinna.haas@ici-berlin.org
Tel: 473 7291-26

Saori Kanemaki (Library Assistant)
saori.kanemaki@ici-berlin.org
Tel.: 473 7291-29

Set Coedited by ICI Affiliated Fellow Hannah Proctor

RED: History and Temporality – This pamphlet explores primal history, natural history, formal methodologies, and (meta)histories of progress and catastrophe…

YELLOW: Subterranean to Street – This pamphlet starts underground. It moves through catacombs, subways and sewers up to the streets. The lava of the underworld erupts on to the pavements of the metropolis …

BLUE: Threshold to Cosmos – This pamphlet stands on the threshold of the city, of the arcade, of the dream. It hovers between the inside and the outside, protecting and marking transitions …

Publication by Former ICI Fellow Zairong Xiang
Cover Queer Ancient Ways

Queer Ancient Ways advocates a profound unlearning of colonial/modern categories as a pathway to the discovery of new forms and theories of queerness in the most ancient of sources. In this radically unconventional work, Zairong Xiang investigates scholarly receptions of mythological figures in Babylonian and Nahua creation myths, exposing the ways they have consistently been gendered as feminine in a manner that is not supported, and in some cases actively discouraged, by the texts themselves.

Volume Coedited by Brigitte Kölle and by ICI Academic Coordinator Claudia Peppel

Niemand wartet gern. Doch wer entscheidet, ob und wie wir warten? Angespannt oder resigniert, geduldig oder zuversichtlich? Schätzen wir Dinge mehr, auf die wir lange gewartet haben?

Ein Buch über die verschiedenen Arten des Wartens, eine vielstimmige Erkundung in Bildern und Texten zeitgenössischer Kunst.