About us

The Literary Arts combine science and beauty, knowledge and creative imagination. Since science aims more at the general and the legal, while art aims at individual expression, in the methodical combination of both areas knowledge is tied back to man, just as art is moved out of the limited horizon of the individual. The core task of the Fine Sciences is to understand the overall appearance of the cultural past, the mysteries, their cults and advanced civilizations, myths of origin and sacred texts, religions and literature to the present day. The central instrument is language and the word. Fields of work are literature and language, translation, fairy tale research, aesthetics, history, philosophy, music, art and cultural history and centrally the language and work of Rudolf Steiner as well as his mediation and methodical research. The Section is a forum for people committed to the mediation of anthroposophy, art and science.

Christiane Haid, Dr. phil.

born 1965, studied German literature, history, art and educational science in Freiburg and Hamburg. Research assistant at Friedrich von Hardenberg for cultural studies, research on the history of anthroposophy in the 20th century. 2001 Research associate in the Section for the Fine Arts. 2006 cultural scientist at the Albert Steffen Foundation Dornach. 2009 Head of the publishing house at the Goetheanum. Doctorate in Literary Studies: Myth, Dream and Imagination. Die kleinen Mythen Albert Steffens, Basel 2012. Head of the Section for Fine Arts at the Goetheanum since 2012. 2019 Program director of the publishing house at the Goetheanum. Current research topics: Humanisation of the human being through literature, AI and transhumanism, including Christian Morgenstern, Rilke, Hölderlin, Goethe, Rudolf Steiner's work.

Ariane Eichenberg, Dr. phil.

born 1968; studied anthroposophy in Stuttgart, German and Slavic studies in Heidelberg and Hamburg. Doctorate in Shoah literature; 2004 collaboration in the research project "Remembrance and Memory" at the KWI in Essen; from 2005 research assistant in the research project "The Search for Democracy in the Shadow of Violence. Drafts of Family and Peaceful Society between the End of World War II and the Beginning of the 21st Century" (Cologne); since 2005 editor of the journal "Erziehungskunst"; since 2007 German teacher at the Freie Waldorfschule Uhlandshöhe; 2010-2011 research assistant at the University of Stuttgart, 2012-2013 at the University of Tübingen, since 2015 member of the Section for Fine Sciences; publications on memory and memory, literary processing of traumatic events.