Call for papers: Special issue „Contemporary Japan 29, No. 2“ (DIJ Tokyo)


 “Cultural representations of identity in and of the Japanese diaspora”

Deadline: 31 October 2016

Issue editor: Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna

We are currently preparing a special issue on the topic of “Cultural representations of identity in and of the Japanese diaspora” Guest editor for this issue is Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna. Weiterlesen

Call for applications: Post-doctoral Research Associate

Deadline: 7 July 2016

The M.S. Merian – R.Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative ICAS-MP logoPerspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP)  is a co-operative Indo-German academic project, located in New Delhi. It is committed to long-term interdisciplinary research projects on the changing nature of the political in the long twentieth century. While the Centre is located in India, its research-agenda is comparative and not restricted to India.


Call for Papers: Beyond the Limits of the Historiography of Education in Russia [DHI Moskau]

Conference, January 1st, 2017, DHI Moskau

Conveners: Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau, Higher School of Economics Moscow

Deadline: 01. August 2016pencil-918449_1920

Historiography sees education in Russia during the 18th – early 19th centuries as a product of the state’s initiative: „In Russia, it was the emperor and the emperor alone who initiated serious educational activity“ (J.L. Black, 1979, p 3). Statements like this are quite common, as studies on the history of Russian schools, including the most recent ones, generally focus on the development of government-run schools. All the other forms of education are usually either completely ignored or barely noticed, even though they played a very important role, for example, in the education of the social elite in Russian society: to give just one example, a vast majority of the members of the State Council under Alexander I did not have any formal education at all. Left unnoticed are not only private education (including studying at home with private tutors), but also other informal areas and forms of education.


Call for Applications: Binational Research Tandem Program in Global and Trans-Regional History (GHI Washington)

Deadline: August 1, 2016 

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. Its fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars.

Library of Congress Reading Room Open Ho by tedeytan, on Flickr

Library of Congress Reading Room Open House“ (CC-BY-SA 2.0) by tedeytan, on Flickr.

For this purpose, the German Historical Institute in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University is now offering German and North American scholars the opportunity to develop binational research tandems which link up two academics, one from Germany and one from North America, to work on projects which engage with global history or use transregional approaches and contain productive areas of overlap either in their topics or in their conceptional frameworks. The tandem program presents an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

Call for Papers: «Réalité autre, mais réalité quand même» Hans Hartung und die Abstraktion [DFK Paris]

Internationale Tagung, 12./13. Januar 2017, Deutschen Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris

Bewerbungsschluss: 12. September 2016

Thomas Kirchner (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris)
Antje Kramer-Mallordy (Université Rennes 2/Archives de la Critique d’Art)
Martin Schieder (Universität Leipzig)

Mit Unterstützung der Fondation Hartung-Bergman, Antibes


Call for Applications: Reading and Analysing Ottoman Administrative Sources (OI Beirut)

Summer School, 31 August – 3 September 2016, Amman, Jordan

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo), the Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFÉA), the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) and the University of Jordan (UJ) with the support of the French research interest group GIS Middle East/Islamic World, are organising a summer school devoted to reading and analysing Ottoman administrative sources.

During the three-and-a-half-day programme we will introduce young researchers (mostly MA and Ph.D. candidates, but post-docs may also apply) to reading and analysing the various manuscript sources which have been issued by Ottoman administrative institutions at both provincial and imperial levels.


Ausschreibung: Studentische Hilfskraft [DHI Paris]

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Juli 2016DHI Paris 1

Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris sucht zum 1.9.2016 oder nach Vereinbarung

eine ungeprüfte studentische Hilfskraft (40 Stunden/Monat)
mit sehr guten Deutsch-, Französisch- und Englischkenntnissen.

Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris (DHIP) ist Teil der Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS). Das Institut arbeitet unter den Leitbegriffen »Forschen – Vermitteln – Qualifizieren« auf dem Gebiet der französischen, deutsch-französischen und westeuropäischen Geschichte von der Spätantike bis zur Gegenwart und nimmt eine führende Vermittlerrolle zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich ein.


Call for Papers: Biografie, Autobiografie und Selbstportrait in der Kultur der Renaissance (DHI Moskau)

Internationale Konferenz, 18.-19. Oktober 2016
Moskauer Staatliche Lomonossow-Universität, Historische Fakultät
Kommission für die Kultur der Renaissance des Wissenschaftsrats der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften „Geschichte der Kulturen der Welt“
Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit der Historischen Fakultät der Moskauer Staatlichen Lomonossov-Universität
Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau

Bewerbungsfrist: 3. September 2016


Call for Conference Proposals (GHI Washington)

KonferenzDeadline: August 1, 2016

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC (GHI) invites proposals for conferences and workshops to be organized in cooperation with the GHI to be held in the 2017/2018 academic year. We seek not only proposals in the GHI’s core areas of research (including German, U.S., and transatlantic history as well as the history of knowledge) but also proposals involving new topics of exploration and new approaches to historical research (such as digital history).


Call for Papers: Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

Conference, March 30 – April 1, 2017, at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

Conveners: International Intelligence History Association, German Historical Institute, and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Deadline: June 30, 2016knowledge-1052014_1280

Transatlantic intelligence cooperation played a key role in collecting and analyzing information during the Cold War, and the resulting intelligence product informed the decision-making process at the highest levels of government in Europe as well as in the United States. The need for intelligence cooperation has become even more urgent after 9/11, as nations on both sides of the Atlantic are facing terrorist threats, and are confronting a host of other challenges posed by non-state actors, such as arms and drug trafficking as well as organized crime.

The conference will review the origins of the transatlantic intelligence partnership during the immediate postwar years and its evolution during the Cold War. It will explore the mechanisms for intelligence exchange between individual agencies as well as the ad hoc and informal interactions between members of intelligence organizations. In addition, papers will examine the causes and consequences of frictions in this intelligence partnership that have occurred over the past decades. While some conflicts were due to continued compartmentalization of national intelligence organizations, others resulted from often conflicting bilateral or multilateral agreements and from an unequal relationship between individual agencies.


Call for Papers: „Mapping Entanglements“. Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge and „Materialities“ across Space and Time (16th – 20th centuries)

Workshop, February 9-11, 2017, German Historical Institute in Washington, DC

Conveners: Sabina Brevaglieri, Elisabeth Engel in collaboration with the History of Knowledge Research Group at the GHI Washington and the German Historical Institute in Rome

Deadline: June 30, 2016

In recent years missionary knowledge has emerged as an experimental category for scholarship, residing at the intersection of different historical and scholarly fields and shaped by all of them, such as the social and cultural history of missions, imperial history, history of science, and intellectual history. This new analytical focus fosters better understanding of the various meanings of knowledge and the specific nature of how it is made in relation to the missionary commitments of different religious communities. At the same time, the study of missionary knowledge underpins a subtler understanding of the missionary as an “actor between two worlds.” While a “duty of knowledge” of people, languages, and territories targeted for evangelization can be considered integral to apostolic practice, the missionary cannot be reduced to a privileged agent in the making of an institutional body of knowledge.


Ausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Referent/in (Peking)

Bewerbungsschluss: 30. Juni 2016Einfaches RGB

Die Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland sucht für ihr

Büro in Peking zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n

wissenschaftliche/n Referenten/in.

Die Max Weber Stiftung ist eine rechtsfähige, bundesunmittelbare Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts. Sie unterhält derzeit zehn Forschungsinstitute und fünf Außenstellen bzw. temporäre Forschungsgruppen in insgesamt 13 Ländern und eine gemeinsame Geschäftsstelle in Bonn. Weltweit werden über 300 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter beschäftigt und zahlreiche Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten gefördert.

Die MWS bereitet eine langfristige wissenschaftliche Präsenz in der Volksrepublik China  vor. Dazu hat sie mit der École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) Büroräume in Peking angemietet und kooperiert gemeinsam mit der EFEO mit dem Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (CAS).


Call for Applications: Workshop „Cultures of Intelligence“ (09.06.2016 – 11.06.2016, DHI London)

Deadline: 03.06.2016

Organizers: German Historical Institute London, Universität Potsdam, Universität Mannheim, University of Leeds  

(c) Max Weber Stiftung, DHI London

(c) Max Weber Stiftung, DHI London

The workshop will investigate the current state of our understanding of national, international, transnational and comparative cultures of intelligence. Culture may be taken to include the role of intelligence services in society and/or the state, the representation of intelligence in the public sphere, or the interests, assumptions and operating procedures of intelligence.

The conference will interrogate whether there are distinctive national intelligence cultures. To what extent did co-ordination between national secret service traditions, their various cultural representations in literature and the media, and practical intelligence work, give rise to specific national cultures of intelligence? It will ask whether the intelligence field, by its very functioning, creates the ’secret service disposition‘ without which it could not function. It will further interrogate the existence of specific national habitats, the durable set of cognitive and affective dispositions rooted in early socialization, the characteristic ways of moving, speaking, and interacting with others that create and sustain the immediate complicity within a culture. The comparison of national cultures will open up the possibility that there is, in fact, an intelligence ‚game‘, constituting an objective transnational complicity which underlies all antagonisms.


Call for Applications: Stipendium des DHI Rom (2017)

Bewerbungsschluss: 30. Juni 2016

Das Deutsche Historische Institut in Rom vergibt im Rahmen seiner Aufgaben Stipendien zur Ausbildung wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchskräfte in den Bereichen Geschichte und Musikgeschichte. Die Stipendien werden an Doktoranden, und im Fachbereich Geschichte auch an Postdoktoranden, je nach Forschungsvorhaben für einen Zeitraum von einem bis mehreren Monaten vergeben.


Symposium: Regards croisés – ein Ort des Dialoges zwischen Frankreich und Deutschland (HU Berlin, 01.07.2016)

Anmeldeschluss: 15.06.2016

Um den Austausch zwischen beiden Sprachräumen zu verbessern, haben französische und deutsche KunsthistorikerInnen und PhilosophenInnen der Kunstakademie Münster, der Université Panthéon-Sorbonne und des Deutschen Forums für Kunstgeschichte Paris im Jahr 2013 die deutsch-französische Rezensionsjournal zur Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetik Regards croisés gegründet, die inzwischen auch von der Universität Bielefeld und der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin unterstützt wird. Dank der Mitarbeit zahlreicher Autorinnen und Autoren konnten sich die Regards croisés zu einem etablierten Online-Journal entwickeln. Mit Buch- und Ausstellungsrezensionen sowie thematischen Dossiers will die Zeitschrift zu einer erhöhten Sichtbarkeit wichtiger Neuerscheinungen im jeweiligen Nachbarland beitragen. Es geht ihr zugleich darum, einen wechselseitigen kritischen Blick französischer und deutscher WissenschaftlerInnen auf die Forschung des benachbarten Sprachraums zu ermöglichen.

Bisher erschienene Ausgaben finden Sie hier.

Für die Präsentation der Zeitschrift werden französische und deutsche WissenschaftlerInnen zum gedanklichen Austausch während eines halbtägigen Symposiums einladen.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hörsaal 207, Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin, 01.07.2016