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The Institute for German Studies (IGS) belongs to a worldwide network of centres for German and European Studies linked with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Our research is cross-disciplinary and encompasses the culture, history, politics and economics of Germany in its European context.Our mission is to be a centre for expertise on contemporary Germany, and to support postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, bringing them together with experienced scholars and exciting international thinkers on Germany and Europe.We invite prospective postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to contact us informally to discuss applying to the IGS.
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Posted 14 July 2017
Written by Charlotte Galpin, Lecturer in German and European Politics, Verena Brändle, PhD student in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and Hans-Jörg Trenz is Professor for Modern European Studies in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and ARENA, University of Oslo.
Posted 10 July 2017
Written by Dr Nicholas Martin. "By definition, though, cultural and educational exchange is not a one-way street. In its own vital interest, the UK must make the development of language skills and cultural exchange a policy priority in its plans for life after Brexit."
Posted 29 June 2017
The German Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA), supported by the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham, invite proposals for papers for a one-day workshop on the theme of 'German Politics in Times of Populism'. The workshop will be held at the University of Birmingham on Friday, 17 November 2017.