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.
New: 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
Berlin Program Summer Workshop, June 24-26, 2019
As Europe and Germany are dealing with extraordinary political, economic, cultural, and administrative crises, this workshop offers a forum to analyze critical periods from multiple disciplinary perspectives as well as a space for reflection and intervention into prevailing assumptions and norms.
TIME: June 24-26, 2019 (all day)
LOCATION: FU Berlin, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
Room 009, Ehrenbergstr. 26/28, 14195 Berlin
REGISTRATION: Please register by June 18, 2019 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; Participation is free of charge.
GETTING THERE: S/U-Bahn: S1 Lichterfelde West
U-Bahn: U3 Thielplatz
Bus: M11 Ehrenbergstr., M48 und 101 Unter den Eichen/Drakestr.
Berlin Program GSA Distinguished Lecture, July 4, 2019
Johannes von Moltke, University of Michigan/GSA
The Meme is the Message: Alt-Right/Neue Rechte and the Political Affordances of Social Media
Johannes von Moltke, Professor of German and Film, Media & Television at the University of Michigan and GSA President, will explore media cultures of the American alt-right and the new right in Europe.
TIME: July 4, 2019, 18-20 h (c.t.)
followed by a reception 20-21 h
LOCATION: FU Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institut
Room 340, Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin
LANGUAGE: The lecture will be held in English. The discussion will be in English and German.
REGISTRATION: Not required; participation is free of charge.
GETTING THERE: U-Bahn: U3 Dahlem Dorf
|Bus: M11 and X83 Dahlem Dorf.
Berlin Program Alumni Panel at the GSA Annual Conference in Portland, October 3-6 2019
Across the Borders of Text and Nation: Intertextuality and Intermediality in 20th and 21st Century Film, Art, and Exhibition Culture
Organized by Sara Hall, the panel will feature work by Sara Hall, Emily Dreyfus, Thomas O. Haakenson and Jennifer Kapczynski. The papers will be commented by Johannes von Moltke; the session will be moderated by Nichole Neuman.
TIME: Saturday, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hilton Portland Downtown, Galleria 2
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.
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.
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.