The Collection

The spacious research library of the ICI Berlin houses a collection reflecting the multidisciplinary research undertaken at the Institute in general, and the work on its core projects in particular. The staff of the ICI Library assists ICI researchers through media acquisition and by facilitating the use of Berlin’s many research libraries.

The library also houses the ICI Edition, a collection of its recordings of lectures, conferences, and other events hosted at or organized by the ICI Berlin.

The ICI Library’s collection of books and other media can be searched through its Public ICI Library Catalogue.


Information for Visitors

The media and book services of the ICI Library are primarily designed for researchers of the ICI Berlin. Guests are nevertheless very welcome to use our collection on site, including the event recordings of the ICI Edition.

Visitors are kindly requested to contact Corinna Haas via phone or E-mail prior to their visit and to bring an identity card.

Copies and scans in a small scale will be made upon request by the library staff (€ 0,10/page), larger amount of copies can be made off-site in exchange for a deposit.

Service Hours

The ICI Staff as well as ICI Fellows have access to the ICI Library at all times. The library staff is present and ready to assist you on:

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

Corinna Haas (Academic Librarian)
Tel: 473 7291-26

Saori Kanemaki (Library Assistant)
Tel.: 473 7291-29

All Library Staff

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.