Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Lothar Jordan has published numerous books and articles on literary and cultural history since the 18th century, as well as on museology. He holds different positions of leadership within the International Council of Museums ICOM and is Member of the marketing committee of the International Advisory Committee (peak body) of the UNESCO programmeMemory of the World (World Documentary Heritage). Prof. Jordan furthermore researches on the role of international questions in national heritage institutions and to the according specific global-regional and national traditions in the work of heritage institutions. He is an expert in culturally comparative research of analogous documents of diverse cultures and world regions and their communication. He researches on the role of electronic media for this communication. He will supervise Ph.D.-topics in focus areas 2 and 5.