Merian Centres

ICAS:MP is one of the ‘Maria Sibylla Merian Centres’ funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the aim to strengthen scientific collaboration between Germany and one or more countries in different regions. All Merian Centres are Institutes of Advanced Study with an extensive fellowship programme for scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 


In addition to ICAS:MP, three other Merian Centres are already established with headquarters in Accra (Ghana), Guadalajara (Mexico), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). Another research centre of these kinds is currently being planned in Tunis (Tunisia). 

[Maria Sibylla Merian, “Caterpillars, Butterflies (Arsenura armida) and Flower (Pallisaden Boom: Erythrina fusca), en Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Plate XI, first published 1705] (picture: The Minnich Collection The Ethel Morrison Van DerLip Fund, 1966)
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