The seminar for Medieval and Modern History is offering this German-language digital lecture series in relation to current issues. Further information can be foundhere.

Welcome Day

12 May 2020 (2 – 3.30 pm)


The welcome day is aimed especially at new international PhD students. As in the previous year, we would like to invite advanced PhD students to report their experience in the German science system – please write us a mail if you want to participate in a small discussion via video conference. The zoom link will be made available to all those who register by email in good time.

Wie(so) promovieren? Informational event for students

9 June2020 (6 – 7.30 pm) Zoom (in English)

10 June 2020 (6 – 7.30 pm) Zoom (in German)

In this event, we will inform students on all issues concerning a doctorate at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Theology. Topics range from the motivation for a doctorate, over formal requirements, financing options, course of PhD study to career perspectives after the promotion. Unfortunately, we cannot offer individual consulting for students prior to their PhD studies, which we are often asked for. Please make students aware of this event, which we offer once per semester.

This summer semester, we will, for the first time, offer an informational event in English. We also consult prospective PhD students from abroad who are unable to speak German directly before and after their arrival in Göttingen.

Also for the first time, this semester the informational event will take place on the video conference tool Zoom. The invitation link will be made available in good time to all those who register by email.

Call for Papers - Colloquium in Florence

With this message, we would like to draw your attention to the international colloquium “Zwischen Ritus und Mythos: Karneval in der europäischen Kultur”. The colloquium is organized by PhD students from the international graduate school “Europäische Gründungsmythen in Literatur, Kunst und Musik” and will take place in Florence on November 16 and 17, 2020. All disciplines in the humanities are expressly welcome, contributions must be submitted in German, Italian or French

Proposals for contributions can be sent in the form of a short abstract to the following address by June 1, 2020:

The selected lectures must then be sent in by August 31, 2020 in order to be confirmed in the peer review process for publication in the magazine LEA - Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente in December 2020.

Further information can be found here.

General Meeting and elections to the PhD representation

23 June 2020, 2 pm


As always, we will report on our work in the past year and hope for a lively discussion with you, and as always, we may send several invites so that the election of doctoral representatives takes place on a broad basis (this year they will be elected online for the first time). The zoom link will be made available to all those who register by email in good time.

GSGG courses in 2020
For details on our courses please follow the link.