Thinking Differences: Structures – Order – Communication

HumanitiesHistory and archaeology

The Franco-German doctoral research group is an integral part offered by the multi-disciplinary doctoral program of the EHESS (l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales) in Paris and the doctoral programs at the relevant institutes in Berlin institutes. Teaching staff and doctoral candidates come from History, Art History, Social Sciences, and Law.

Our focus is on methodological issues of comparative history and histoire croisée, and on issues of interdisciplinary work as well as the diverse (national and disciplinary) traditions of the respective academic research fields. The doctoral research group is funded by the Franco-German University.


The institutions involved in the group are EHESS in Paris and HU, the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin and the TU Dresden. Doctoral fellows receive financial support for research stays in France or Germany respectively. Every doctoral candidate who does research in the partner city receives intensive mentoring from the local teaching staff. There are regular meetings of smaller working groups and an annual workshop for all members of the network. Only registered doctoral candidates from the institutes in the research group may apply. Applications should be sent to the program representatives: in Germany, Prof. Dr Xenia von Tippelskirch at the Institute of History at Humboldt Universität or Prof. Dr Gerd Schwerhoff at TU Dresden; in France, Dr. Juliette Guilbaud or Dr Falk Bretschneider, both at EHESS.

center Prof. Dr Gabriele Metzler Alina Enzensberger Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin programme programmes Technische Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Freie Universität Berlin

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Xenia von Tippelskirch
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Xenia von Tippelskirch
HU Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät I
Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 209370681
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: no fixed number
Scholarships: none