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Welcome to the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for British Studies/Großbritannien-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Centre for British Studies/Großbritannien-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering one six-month Visiting Fellowship, starting 1 October 2024. Successful applicants will have completed their PhD within the last five years. Applicants are required to demonstrate how their work fits with the interdisciplinary research of the Centre, and also show how they will contribute to the Centre, for example by giving a seminar or hosting a workshop. The stipend for the fellowship is 5000 EURS, to cover the costs of travel, incidental research expenses etc (it is assumed that fellowship holders will have income from other sources). A dedicated workspace will be provided with full access to all the research facilities of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

To apply please send a short CV (maximum 4 pages) and a 1000-word statement describing your proposed research activity marked For the Attention of Professor Miles Taylor to by 31 May 2024. Please submit both documents in a combined PDF.


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The Centre for British Studies


The Centre for British Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The institute, the first of its kind in Germany, conducts comprehensive research and offers teaching, lectures and conferences on a broad interdisciplinary agenda focusing on the United Kingdom.

Our interdisciplinary research projects, PhD projects, research colloquia, working papers, as well as lists of publications by the Centre’s staff, can be found on this website.

The Centre teaches the international, interdisciplinary and practice oriented M.A. British Studies course. Students from all over the world and with different academic backgrounds study British history, culture and literature, as well as law, politics, business and economics. Detailed information about the programme can be accessed under M.A. British Studies.

With its series of conferences on topical aspects of society, the Centre for British Studies intends to encourage debates on current issues concerning both Britain and Germany. The Centre also organises public lectures and panel discussions, such as the popular "Monday Lectures". Listings of current and future lectures can be found below and under Events. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our current Annual Report provides information on the various activities we pursued, the courses offered, the respective students, our research activities, news and events of the previous year.