Being popular means getting noticed by many. Since the Early Modern Period, the popular has grown in size and scope, slowly at first, but then rapidly and abruptly in the 20th century.
How does this change the social status of the popular? And how does the popular change society?
The CRC 1472 "Transformations of the Popular" is divided into 3 research areas, 6 interdisciplinary working groups and 18 area-specific subprojects.