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Historical and Cultural Challenges of Migration

Freie Universität Berlin Involved in New European Joint Doctorate Program as of March 2019

№ 354/2018 from Dec 11, 2018

Beginning in March 2019, the historical, cultural, and social aspects of migration will be addressed by an international graduate program organized by Freie Universität Berlin, Charles University Prague (Czech Republic), the universities of Kent (Great Britain) and Porto (Portugal), and the Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier 3 (France). At Freie Universität the project is being run by the Institute of English Language and Literature and the Friedrich Meinecke Institute. Called “MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges,” the program is being funded by the European Union (EU) with 3.9 million euros over a four year period.

Within the doctorate program, early-stage researchers will use approaches from the humanities and social sciences to analyze the historical foundations of migration and to develop solutions. The program is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. In addition to the five universities, 18 non-academic partners are involved in the organization of the program, including the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Literary Colloquium Berlin, and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.

In May 2018 the funding for another EU funded graduate program involving the universities of Kent, Porto, Charles University in Prague, and Freie Universität ended. That program, which was called “Text and Event in Early Modern Europe,” funded dissertation projects in history, cultural studies, or literary studies that used a comparative or transnational perspective to investigate topics in the European early modern era as well as their impact on the modern and/or their reception in modern times.

Further Information

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mahler, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Freie Universität Berlin, Email: mahler@zedat.fu-berlin.de