HGGS Winter & Summer Semester 

Introductory Workshop and Social Gathering

Dr. Astrid Wind with Annika Elstermann and Amara Vincent

16 October 2018

5 – 6 pm: Room 104, Voßstr. 2, Geb. 4370

6 – 8 pm: venue tbc.

Who? All new members (membership starting in 2018)

HGGS Autumn Get-Together

Annika Elstermann and Amara Vincent (PhD reps)

9 November 2018 (tbc).

6 – 8 pm

Who? All members (all years)

Annual Ceremony & HGGS Open House

21 November 2018 

6.00 – 8.30 pm: Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg

Who? All members (all years), HGGS board members, supervisors, guests.

HGGS Research Colloquium

Tuesdays 9 – 10.30 am: Room 104, Voßstr. 2, Geb. 4370

Dates will be announced via email.

Who? All new members and 3rd year members, other interested members, guests.






HGGS Doctoral Seminars


Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (Heidelberg) & Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert (Berlin)

8 April 2019 

Who? All new members, other interested members


»Revolutionary Love: Reading Alexandra Kollontai, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt«

Dr. Agnieszka Gratza (London)

21 - 22 November 2018

Who? All interested members, guests.



»John R. Searle: Making the Social World«

Prof. Dr. Jan Schuhr (Heidelberg)

Summer Semester 2019

Mondays 18:15 - 20:30  (first meeting: 15 April 2019) 

Who? All interested members.



German Cultural Theory from Schiller to Arendt«

Prof. Dr. Ben Morgan (Oxford)

Winter Semester 2019 (tbc)

Who? All interested members.





Research Methods – Theory and Practice:

»Analysis of Video Data«

Prof. Dr. Uwe Gellert (Freie Universität Berlin)

1 March 2019 

Who? All interested members.

»Qualitative Research Methodology«

Prof. Dr. Martin Bauer (London School of Economics and Political Science) 

Winter Semester 2019 (tbc) 

Who? All interested members.

»How to survive your PhD thesis: Strategies for (re)gaining control, regular writing and finishing on time«

Prof. Dr. Michael Burke (Utrecht)

Winter Semester 2019 (tbc) 

Who? All interested members.




Courses offered through partner institutes


Marsilius Studies

The Marsilius Kolleg at Heidelberg University is an institutional solution to this situation, bringing together scholars from all disciplines of the university as well as from the surrounding non-university research institutions. In research-based dialogue, an ever-growing interdisciplinary research network is being created, which helps to develop the full potential of the research-oriented university surrounded by strong non-university institutions.


HGGS members may sign up for courses at the Marsilius Kolleg. Details HERE. 


Highly recommended: May 2019 workshops with Sir Philip Campbell, former editor-in-chief of Nature. 


Details: Springer Nature Visiting Professorship


Registration HERE

Transcultural Studies

The Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" explores a complex historical relationship of great relevance for the global transformations of our time. It is characterized by competition and conflict as well as cultural interactions ranging from migration and trade to the formation of concepts and institutions.

Further details: HERE.



»Introduction to Transcultural Studies«

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS)

Cluster “Asia and Europe 

Details HERE   



»Colloquium – Transcultural Studies«

Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS)

Cluster “Asia and Europe”

Details HERE

Contact: Dr. Jule Nowoitnick



»Representing Sex. A Transcultural Approach to Pornography«

Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler (Heidelberg) & Prof. Dr. Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University)

Winter Semester 2018/19



American Studies


Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)


The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) is a central research and teaching institution of Heidelberg University. Financially, it is a public-private partnership, attracting about two-thirds of its budget from private donors. Founded in 2003, the HCA’s purpose is to provide and impart the knowledge needed to understand the politics, culture, economy and society of the United States of America. The Center also facilitates a dialogue between academia and the public and contributes to the creation and strengthening of transatlantic networks.


Details HERE.





HGGS Summer Schools

Summer School of Computational Humanities

»Mixed Methods in the Making«

15 - 19 July 2019


Conference website



»South-South-North Cooperation: Interdisciplinarity as nucleus of scientific cultures in Cuba, Venezuela and Germany in times of political change«

Planned for the academic year 2019/20







HGGS Conference 

»Forum 2019«


Summer or Winter Semester 2019


Who? All members (all years).


1st year members plan the Forum as part of the Peer Mentoring scheme at the HGGS.

Poster / presentation / participation in the workshop required of members in their 1st and 3rd year.

Members in their 2nd year attend the Forum and may present their work.







Transferable Skills for Doctoral Candidates



Courses at the Graduate Academy are listed HERE.







Other courses and dates will be announced via email and the HGGS homepage.


Please also refer to curriculum for required courses, available under “Concept” on the homepage.





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