Here you will find a list of English-language blogs by Leibniz Scientists — without any claim to completeness.


Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum - Leibniz Research Institute for Archaeology (RGZM), Mainz

Archaeologik is a science blog contributing to various aspects of critical archaeology and cultural heritage including methodology, theory and daily archaeological practice.



German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW Berlin)

Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin (German Institute of Economic Research), and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His blog covers a broad range of issues in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance, monetary economics and international policy co-ordination.


Cultural Sources of Newness

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

A blog about Cultural Sources of Newness, started by some members of the eponymous research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in 2011 - and continued after the closure of the unit in 2015 because interest in Newness is unquenchable.



Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen

The ZMT investigates tropical and subtropical coastal ecosystems and their importance for nature and people. With its work, the ZMT provides a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of these tropical coastal ecosystems. The following website offers a range of current expedition blogs.


Fish and Ships

German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM), Bremerhaven

The weblog is part of the research project "Between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Hanse". The aim of the project is to investigate the economic and cultural connections of merchants from Northern German cities, such as Bremen and Hamburg with the North Atlantic islands of Iceland, Shetland and Faroe during the 15th to 17th centuries. With this blog we want to provide information about the current state of our research, and create a platform to make available results and new knowledge.


Humanitarianism & Human Rights

Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG)

At present many young international scholars conduct research on their own which extends or differentiates the debate on the sources and trajectories of humanitarian norms and human rights. This blog gives them a forum to get closer in contact with each other, to articulate their ideas, to exchange information and knowledge, to present perspectives from different backgrounds, and to share the same interest on the history of humanitarianism and human rights.



WZB Berlin Social Science Center

The LawLog documents the research conducted at the Center for Global Constitutionalism at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. The Log features short summaries of major articles and books by affiliated members and guests of the Center. It also highlights topical public contributions made by members in newspapers, blogs and other media outlets.


Leibniz Postdoc Network blog

While science and research during the Covid-19 pandemic have been in the spotlight like never before, we almost exclusively see PIs and professors whose voices are amplified and broadcasted while the essential work that early career researchers contribute to increase our knowledge mostly remains invisible to the public. The Leibniz Postdoc Network blog series highlights the work of postdocs who are or have been working on a pandemic-related topic in short form interviews.


New releases – tests and books from the field of psychological assessment

Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID), Trier

This blog addresses newly published tests or books / monographs / (and soon) journal articles about tests and testing that are acquired by the ZPID. In other words, tests will show up here even before they are documented in the database segment PSYNDEX Tests. The advantage of this list is the fact that the tests included here have actually been published and are not merely announcements of future products in the publishers‘ catalogs.


Orders beyond Borders

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Orders Beyond Borders is a place for those interested in analyses of global governance and reflections on current political developments. The blog deals with the increasingly intertwined global, national, and regional governance processes. It addresses laws, rules, norms, regimes and regulations referring to global problems, conflicts, and contestations in world politics, foreign policies, and developments on the local or national level that affect global governance.



Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

From German foreign and security policy to civil wars and peace processes around the world - the researchers of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) comment on the whole range of current peace policy issues on the PRIF blog. In addition to analyses of the latest political developments, the articles published in German and English contribute to the various debates in peace and conflict research.



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. It aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provides the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.



Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN),Magdeburg

SimpleNeuro: A backstage entrance into the world of neuroscience and academia. It is a growing creative platform with not only Neuroscience related topics, but it also provides opinions based on the life and experiences of young scientists. Make it simple. Trust your local scientist!


The Dantean Anomaly Project. Climate History and Society in the Late Middle Ages

Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig

The Dantean Anomaly Junior Research Group aims to research a period of rapid climate change at the beginning of the 14th century, roughly coinciding with the last years of Dante Alighieri (d. 1321), focussing on written sources and working from a historical perspective. This blog presents recent research, methodology, tools, and current activities. The blog shall also provide a platform for the whole community of researchers in the field of medieval climate history.



TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Hannover

The TIB-Blog is all about the digitalisation of science and technology and the question of how the handling of information, data and knowledge can be improved and made more effective.
Core topics are Open Science, research and publishing, research data management, scientific videos and, of course, interesting news from library life. TIB staff write about the wide range of activities, projects and areas of work at the TIB and address current developments and research topics.


ZBW MediaTalk Blog

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel und Hamburg

Open science has fundamentally changed the research landscape. Scientific workflows are becoming more collaborative, more reproducible and more transparent, and there are also many new possibilities to make a scientific impact. ZBW MediaTalk wants to accompany this transition.