Since 2020, the WBKolleg has awarded the annual "Young Scholars" prize to excellent young researchers from Switzerland and abroad who successfully work across disciplines and communicate their research to a broad public in a lively, comprehensible and vivid manner. Worth 1,500 SFr, the award aims to identify and promote young talents by increasing their visibility, opening up networking opportunities and providing impetus for scientific and intellectual development. At the same time, young researchers of the Kolleg benefit from the exchange with the scholars.
The prize is awarded on the occasion of a public event in a Bernese cultural institution. The presentation is flexible in terms of topic, format and location, so that new opportunities for cooperation arise time and again. In addition, visitors to municipal cultural institutions gain insights into current research in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences.
The next call will be in fall 2021. It will be presented in the faculty meeting, sent to the institutes and published on this website. Proposals may be submitted by any member of the Fakultätskollegium.The steering committee of the WBKolleg decides on the awarding of the prize.
In case of any question please contact the office manager Dr. Ariane Lorke.
Dr. Chonja Lee
As a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern, she is conducting research on Political Patterns. European Printed Cotton Textiles for West Africa in the 18th and early 19th Century and a New History of Style.
In the fall semester, the award ceremony will take place in two nearby Bernese cultural institutions. More information will follow here at the beginning of fall term.
Prof. Dr. Jan-Friedrich Missfelder
As SNSF Grant Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Basel, he directs the research project Power of the Voice. Media of Vocality in the Early Modern Period.
Unfortunately, the award ceremony had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.