The doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH) make possible an outstanding inter- and transdisciplinary academic education, offering qualification for conducting research-related work both in academic and non-academic fields. At the center stands the writing of a qualitatively excellent doctoral thesis. The GSAH comprises four doctoral programs.
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GSAH Soft Skills | Überfachliche Kompetenzen
Julietta Singh and Chase Joynt were guests in Bern in May 2023. In their works, both text-based and cinematic, the two explore the ongoing global effects of colonisation and their intersection with ecology, race, gender and sexuality. In addition to a public lecture and workshop, Joynt's film "Framing Agnes", which focuses on the life of Agnes, a trans* woman and important figure in trans history, was shown in collaboration with Rex Cinema. The film, which won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, was voted best film of the year by The New Yorker.
The film talk with director Chase Joynt was moderated by Michaela Schäuble.
The GSAH is aiming to broaden its online environment in times of the pandemic. As of now, some online events organized by our partner institution, the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture are open to GSAH members. Conversely, the GSAH also invites colleagues and doctoral researchers of the partner institutions to participate in some of its events. Please check out this GCSC-page for online-events open for GSAH participants.
For the autumn term 2023, the IPN once again announces Junior Fellowships for promising postdoctoral researchers from the humanities.
EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19 March 2023
Lecture and Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Julietta Singh, University of Richmond
Prof. Dr. Chase Joynt, University of Victoria
Lecture: 04.05.2023 | F005, Unitobler
Colloquium: 05.05.2023 | F014, Unitobler
Ein Morgen für Doktorierende und Interessierte mit Prof. Dr. Karl Schlögel
Invitation to an informal lunch talk with the the seventeenth Friedrich Dürrenmatt Guest Professor, the Spanish author and activist Cristina Morales. We will prepare soups with bread and hope for lively discussions and food for thought!
At the latest after the defense of the dissertation the question arises: Publish, but how?
The Open Science Team of the University Library has summarized the most important information in a brief information.
The document is in German.
Taking the Humanities on the Road (THoR) is an Ideas-and-Actions-Lab at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg Bern to crowdsource ideas and actions that showcase the vitality and innovative potential of the humanities at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and beyond. The initiative aims at establishing a discussion of concrete ways to build bridges between academia and the public, individual research and participation, analytical and engaged scholarship. THoR is a bottom up working group. We invite scholars (from all disciplines, at all levels), as well as artists, teachers, activists, bloggers, para-academics, and community organizers etc., who are passionate about engaged scholarship to participate. VISIT OUR ONLINE PLATFORM AND JOIN!
The WBKolleg has a small reference library in the research pool.
The library stock can now be viewed online.
Die Fakultäre Kommission für Gleichstellung schüttet laufend Mittel aus ihrem Gleichstellungsfonds aus. Diese können für Kosten, die durch Care-Aufgaben entstehen, genutzt werden. Es werden aber auch Veranstaltungen unterstützt, die Gleichstellung zum Thema haben.
Postdoktorierende aufgepasst: Unter dem Titel «Promotion geschafft – Wie weiter mit der akademischen Karriere?» hat das Vizerektorat Forschung sein Informationsblatt aktualisiert.