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.
Currently around 30 researchers work on the numerous interdisciplinary projects of the ZfL. These researchers are complemented by an additional staff, providing administrative and technological support. We also benefit greatly from the support of our library staff.
The ZfL regularly hosts fellows from renowned funding institutions as guests. Furthermore, researchers from all over the world are regularly invited for research stays.