Patrick Harries, 1950-2016

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of our former fellow Professor Emer. Patrick Harris. He passed away on June 2. Our thoughts are with Patrick's family at this most difficult time of loss.


Old Racisms and New Refugees: Perpectives on the present "Crisis" by Jennifer Burrell and Seth Holmes

"The Huffington Post" published an article about the refugee crisis by our (former) fellows Jennifer Burrell and Seth Holmes.


Please find new and selected publications by our fellows here.

Call for Applications

German Historical Institute, Paris (GHIP) and Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar: The Bureaucratisation of African Societies
Two postdoctoral awards

Four doctoral awards

You can find further information here.

Deadline: 01 October 2016

Call for Applications

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin: Blankensee-Colloquia Kultureller und Sozialer Wandel
You can find further information here.

Deadline: 19. October 2016

Call for Papers

Conference: Social Inequality & Social Justice: North & South, North vs South
Holguin, Cuba, 26 – 28 April 2017

You can find further information here.

Deadline: 31 October 2016

Call for Papers

Conference: Workers of the World – Exploring Global Perspectives on Labour from the 1950s to the Present
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany

June 28 – 30, 2017

You can find further information here.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Call for Applications

Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)

ARC Distinguished Fellowships 2017-2018

Application forms available here

Deadline: 31. October 2016



Frederick Cooper, Guest of the Director (2015/16) and member of the Advisory Board, was awarded with the George Louis Beer Prize 2015 as well as the Martin A. Klein Prize 2015 for his monograph Citizenship between Empire and Nation. Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 (Princeton University Press). The George Louis Beer Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding historical writing in European international history since 1895. The Martin A. Klein Prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous year.

re:work at Humboldt-Box

The center takes part in the Humboldt-Box project with an exhibition entitled 'Thinking Work Globally'. The Humboldt-Box, located in Berlin’s city center, was inaugurated on 29 June 2011. This temporary building provides insights and perspectives about the reconstruction of Berlin’s old city palace as well as the Humboldt-Forum, which will form part of the palace and is aimed at bringing together European and non-European cultures.