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 – 15:00
  • Tues 12:00 – 18:00

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

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

All Library Staff

New Book by former ICI Fellow Arnika Fuhrmann

Post-1997 Thai film art combines vernacular Buddhist materials with sexual politics to address contentious notions of personhood and collective life. The films Fuhrmann analyzes draw on Buddhist-informed conceptions of impermanence and prominently feature the motif of the female ghost. The characters’ eroticization in the spheres of loss and death plays with the Buddhist disavowal of attachment and highlights female and queer desire and persistence.

New Book edited by former ICI Fellow Rupert Gaderer

Ziel der Beiträge dieses Bandes ist es, den klassischen Kompetenzbereich der Philologie – das Sammeln, Editieren, Kommentieren und Archivieren textueller Artefakte sowie ihre Zugänglichmachung für Leser/innen – kritisch zu hinterfragen. Nicht allein Texte, sondern auch Medien und Akteure einer vergangenen und gegenwärtigen Kultur – wie Manuskripte, Bild- und Tonträger sowie digitale Datensätze – sind Gegenstand des Erkenntnisinteresses.