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

Einstein Lectures 2017:
Simon Blackburn on Truth in Human Affairs

International Walter Benjamin Conference 2019

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the promotion of Walter Benjamin's doctorate the next but one conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society will be held at the University of Bern from June 26 to 29 of 2019. More information will be provided in early 2018.
Contact: ariane.lorke@wbkolleg.unibe.ch

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