Winter & Summer Semester



* * * Summer Semester 2020: important note * * *


During the Summer Semester 2020, the doctoral members of the HGGS are kindly requested to take advantage of the online courses announced via email. Also, please review the website of the Graduate Academy and hei-ONLINE for new offers.


At this time, the HGGS recommends that members take one or more of these online courses, which are free of charge until 31 May 2020:


  • Teaching Online 

  • Blended Learning

  • University Teaching: Core Skills - Planning and Preparing Learning Activities

  • University Teaching - Addressing Barriers to Student Success 

For details, please see this LINK. Updates will be sent to HGGS members via email.



Doctoral Seminars 


Below, please find a selection of doctoral seminars at the HGGS. Updates about courses in the Summer Semester 2020 and the Winter Semester 2020/21 will be announced via email to all HGGS members.

»Inter- and Transdisciplinarity«

Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess & Colleagues, HGGS Board of Directors

Summer Semester 2020.

Who? All new members, other interested members.

Details forthcoming.


»Does the Quality of Writing Influence Scientific Impact?«   

Prof. Dr. Frauke Gräter, Prof. Dr. Vera Nünning, Prof. Dr. Michael Strube (Heidelberg)

Please note that this course will be postponed until Winter Semester 2020/21.

Who? All interested members of the HGGS.



»Academic Freedom«  

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meier, Prof. Dr. Ute Mager, Prof. Dr. Thomas Rausch (Heidelberg)

Please note that this course will be postponed until Winter Semester 2020/21.

Who? All interested members of the HGGS.



 »Key Concepts of Cultural/Literary Analysis«

Prof. Dr. Vera Nünning (Heidelberg)

Please note that this course will be postponed until Winter Semester 2020/21.

Who? All 1st year members. Other interested members of the HGGS and AS.



»Smart Aging in Smart Cities« (WEBINAR)  

Dr. Grzegorz Kula and Dr. Anna Nicinsca (Warsaw), Prof. Dr. Christiane Schwieren and Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl (Heidelberg) 

Winter Semester 2019/20 

Who? All interested members.





Research Colloquium

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Colloquium

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

Dates will be announced via email.

Who? All new members and 2nd/3rd year members, other interested members, guests.



Annual Ceremony 

Certificate Awards & HGGS Open House

Winter Semester 2019/20 

Monday, 16 December 2019

Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Hauptstr. 120, 69117 Heidelberg

Who? All members, HGGS board members, supervisors, guests.





HGGS Forum 

»21st Century Risks and Opportunities: The Politics of Withdrawal«

Prof. Dr. Joost de Bloois (University of Amsterdam)

Winter Semester 2019/20  

Who? All HGGS members.




Courses and lectures offered by affiliated research centres

HGGS members are encouraged to sign up for courses and lectures offered at interdisciplinary research centres at Heidelberg University, such as:

Collaborative Research Centre 933: Material Text Cultures (CRC 933)






Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS)



Transferable Skills for Doctoral Candidates


Members of the HGGS are encouraged to sign up for courses offered by the Graduate Academy at Heidelberg University.

Click here for details.




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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