Post-graduate program on Contemporary History
in co-operation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation

In April 2005, the research group “Overcoming Dictatorships and Establishment of Civil Society in Europe” was established at the Center for European History and Culture, University of Heidelberg .


This research group is a co-operation between the Scholarship Program of the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the University of Heidelberg under the direction of Professor Edgar Wolfrum (Chair for Contemporary History). It has a cross-disciplinary focus, which combines research approaches from history, the social-sciences, cultural studies and law. It is accompanied by tutorials, regular lecture courses and seminars. Furthermore, the research group cooperates with Professor Carola Sachse at the Institute of Contemporary History , University of Vienna , in organizing conferences and seminars.



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