The director of the ZfL is Eva Geulen, Professor for European Culture and the History of Knowledge at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The deputies alternate every two years. Current deputy directors are the Germanist Eva Axer and the Slavist and Historian Matthias Schwartz.
Heads of the Program Areas
The projects are based in three program areas which are strategically developed and managed by experienced academics in collaboration with the directors.