The SFB short film:

About property in transition and the work of the SFB.

This film is the work of Catharina Göldner and Katharina Hamann.

Project Areas A at the opening of the SFB in July 2021.

Image: Anne Günther (Universität Jena)

Project Areas B at the opening of the SFB in July 2021.

Image: Anne Günther (Universität Jena)

Project Areas C at the opening of the SFB in July 2021.

Image: Anne Günther (FSU Jena)

Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 294 "Structural Change of Property"!

The Collaborative Research Centre pursues the goal of investigating the fundamental structural change of property that could be observed at the latest since 1989.  The Collaborative Research Centre contains a total of 23 subprojects at five locations in Germany: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Sprecher*innenhochschule), Universität Erfurt, Freie Universität BerlinCarl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

While private property has gained in importance worldwide since 1989 under conditions of increasing concentration and deregulation, the resulting property system has proved to be both crisis-prone and highly controversial in the face of new economic, political and technological challenges. It isn´t challenged only by the global financial and economic crises, but also by political conflicts over the appropriation, distribution and containment of private property, as well as by the dynamics of the knowledge and bio-economies, which are linked to alternative concepts of common property, shared use and free access to resources.


“Open Letter on academic freedom and BDS in Germany”

A Response of the Extended Board of the Collaborative Research Centre

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Participation of the SFB in EASR2023

Sofia Bianchi Mancini is one of the initiators of the panel “Communication Techniques in Ancient Mediterranean Ritual Practices: Establishing a Relation with the Superhuman” at the upcoming EASR 2023 conference. For more information on the panel and the related paper, please follow the link below.

Job advertisement

In sub-project A01 "Divine Property. Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages" (headed by Prof. Dres. Jörg Rüpke and Markus Vinzent), the following position is available for 26 hours per week as of the next possible date. Application deadline is 16.03.2023

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SFB-INTERN: Digital get-together mid-level staff

More information about the Mid-level Representatives.

Follow-up dates: 25.04.; 30.05.; 27.06.; 25.07.; 29.08.; 26.09.

SFB-INTERN: Extended Board Meeting

Please send any concerns to the Extended Board by 26.04.23 to: