Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Gesa Stedman reports on an exciting book project: 'Affective Polarisation in the UK'

Keynote Lecture postponed!
Due to the current COVID situation, our Keynote Lecture with Prof Linda Colley has been postponed!



The Centre for British Studies continues its teaching, research and outreach activities, albeit under pandemic conditions. More information can be found on these pages.

News of our many different projects can be found below and in our blog.

Please also visit the HU's Presseportal for information on our 25th anniversary!


The Centre for British Studies


Events and Exhibitions

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Happy in Berlin? English Writers in the City, The 1920s and Beyond

This exhibition invites you to follow English writers in Berlin: three venues, one catalogue, one podcast.


►►► Happy in Berlin Podcast series


More Events at GBZ


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.