Titleimage: Walter Benjamin Kolleg

The Walter Benjamin Kolleg brings together research activities of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern. In inter- and transdisciplinary projects, doctoral students, junior fellows and other young researchers examine key questions of the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences. In all of this, the Kolleg’s role is to provide the framework for creative solutions when approaching problems which concern all of us. 

Further information about the Kolleg can be gathered from the About us website.

Walter Benjamin died at Portbou in 1940. Danni Karavan’s memorial “Passagen” [Passages] takes up a figure of thought not only central to Benjamin’s work, but also to the work done at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg.

News and events

18.06.18 June 18, 2018

Prix du Livre France Bleu for Wilfried N'Sondé

Wilfried N'Sondé, Friedrich Dürrenmatt guest professor in fall term 2016, has just received the "Prix du Livre France Bleu" for his latest novel "Un océan, deux mers, trois continents".

05.06.18 Awards

Konferenz unserer Graduate School (KGSH)

Die Teilnahme der Graduierten aller Programme, der VertreterInnen der IFN-Kommission, der Verantwortlichen der Doktoratsprogramme sowie der Geschäftsleitung des Walter Benjamin Kollegs ist erwünscht.

06.12.18 Konferenz unserer Graduate School
16:30 bis 17:30 Uhr
ab 18:00 Uhr