berlin program

Berlin Program

The German Studies Association has representatives involved in the selection process of this important program, which is open to GSA and non-GSA members. The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin and is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent or long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.

For more information, please visit the Berlin Program's website.

CfP: Ninth Berlin Program Summer Workshop: June 30–July 2, 2021 ( Apply by March 17)                                                                                                                                                       



 

We are, maybe we have always been, “alone together.” And while the challenges of being “alone” and “together” have existed historically in various, often complex ways, the current moment of cultural extremism, of Brexit, of American unilateralism, and of a global pandemic, have given the challenge a new urgency. 

In her last New Year’s address to the nation on December 31, 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel touched on the need to be “together” and “alone” simultaneously while urging the German public to cooperate with pandemic measures: “To me, this is an expression of what makes it possible to live in a humane society in the first place—consideration of others, awareness of when to show restraint, and a sense that we are part of a larger community.”

But how have we been, how can we continue to be “alone together” without homogenizing diverse voices, ideologies, beliefs, and positions? What dangers, and what opportunities—at home and abroad, real and imagined—has being “alone together” posed and how might it affect Germany and German-speaking communities?

To these ends, the Berlin Program Summer Workshop 2021 seeks proposals from a diverse array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on what it means to be “alone together” in historical or contemporary terms. The proposals may take a variety of forms: from case studies, literary analyses, and policy examinations to media matters, cultural comparisons, historical considerations, and aesthetic investigations.  Read more

APPLICATION & DEADLINE: Submit one PDF file containing a 250-word abstract, a two-page c.v., and a 150-word bio by March 17, 2021 to bprogram[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de

LOGISTICS: The workshop will be an English language online event free of charge.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE                                                   

  • Dr. Deborah Barton | Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Jeremy DeWaal | University of Exeter
  • Karin Goihl | Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Program
  • Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson | California College of the Arts
  • Dr. Carol Hager | Bryn Mawr College

 Best wishes from Berlin,

Karin Goihl

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Berlin Program for Advanced German and

European Studies I Freie Universität Berlin

tel: +49 30 838 56671  www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram

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www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram

Fellowship Competition 2021/2022 (closed)

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is soliciting applications for our fellowship competition 2021/22. We are now accepting applications. Please spread the word about this great opportunity. 

The Berlin Program offers up to one year of dissertation or postdoctoral research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century.

The program accepts applications from nationals, permanent and long-term residents from the U.S. and Canada. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years from a North American university.

Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our colloquium serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner and co-sponsor, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines. 

Find out more about our program at http://www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram, read the information on fellowships and application, or contact bprogram[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de.

Karin Goihl

Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies I Freie Universität Berlin

tel: +49 30 838 56671

www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram

 

NEW: EXTENED DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2020

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is soliciting papers for our:

Ninth Berlin Program Interdisciplinary Summer Workshop: July 6–8, 2020         

Has it been, will it be, or is it even possible to be both alone and together? The challenges of individuals, cultures, and countries to be “alone” and “together” have existed historically in various, often complex ways. Yet the challenge of being “alone together” is now more pressing than ever. What dangers, and what opportunities—at home and abroad, real and imagined—can we identify to these ends in Germany and German-speaking communities? How can attention to the themes of alienation and reconciliation in their myriad forms shed light on these questions? Read more on: www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram

Eligibility and Terms

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have completed all coursework required for the Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. The Berlin Program is a residential program and provides between ten and twelve months of research support.

Academic Profile

The program offers a stimulating academic environment that combines excellent research opportunities at one of Germany’s most distinguished research universities with intellectual and cultural interaction. Our colloquium - run by distinguished scholars each semester - serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work. Essential to the program’s mission is our close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association – the largest professional association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. Each year, our Summer Workshop and the GSA Distinguished Lecture at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as our Alumni Panel at the GSA Annual Conference in the U.S. provide a forum for scholarly exchange and seek to strengthen ties between fellows, alumni and the academic community in Berlin and beyond.

Institutional Structure

The Berlin Program is based at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of the nation's leading research universities and two-time winner in the national competition for excellence in higher education. The program is funded and administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the GSA. All fellows enjoy library privileges, access to faculty, IT services and program infrastructure. Through our multidisciplinary advisory committee of professors fellows have access to a unique network of experts and institutions in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe.

For further information, visit our website at http://www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram or send an email to bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de