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Deadline for submission to the ‘Transitions’ Kolleg extended to October 15, 2018

The Humboldt Association of Canada has extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts to the Kolleg themed ‘Transitions’ to October 15, 2018.  The details of the Kolleg, which will be held at the University of Ottawa from May 9 to May 11, 2019,  can be found here.  Abstracts may be submitted here.

Humboldt Association of Canada Kolleg on ‘Transitions’: Call for papers

The Humboldt Association of Canada is now accepting abstracts for a Kolleg themed ‘Transitions’, to be held in the University of Ottawa from May 9 to May 11, 2019.  The details of the Kolleg can be found here.  The abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2018.  Abstracts may be submitted here.

Prof. Colin Chapman to receive the Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The zoologist, biologist, primate researcher and Canada Research Chair Prof. Colin A. Chapman of Mcgill University has been chosen to receive the Konrad Adenauer Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Read the news article on the Humboldt Foundation website by clicking here. Congratulations, Prof. Chapman!

DAAD alumni reception on April 23, 2018

DAAD Alumni Reception, Toronto April 23, 2018 “Taking Stock of Academic Cooperation Between Germany and Canada” The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) cordially invites DAAD alumni, current grantees, partners and friends to a reception on Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Campbell Conference Facility, South House, The Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place, Toronto).   This event …

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Prof. Alice Kuzniar at University of Waterloo awarded the Hans-Walz prize

Prof. Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English at University of Waterloo was awarded the Hans-Walz Research prize by the Robert Bosch Foundation in recognition of her work on the history of homeopathy and her book, The Birth of Homeopathy Out of the Spirit of Romanticsm. Link to news article

A new book by Prof. Frank W. Stahnisch and Prof. Gül A. Russell

Prof. Frank W. Stahnisch has published a new book with Prof. Gül. A. Russell on the forced migration of neuroscientists during and after the Second World War: Stahnisch, F.W. and Russell, G.A. (eds.): “Forced Migration in the History of 20th-Century Neuroscience and Psychiatry – New Perspectives”. London, England: Routledge 2017. Description The forced migration of …

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An informal meet-up of Montreal area Humboldt alumni on October 18th

DAAD Alumni, current scholarship and grant holders and friends of DAAD Canada in Montreal are invited to attend an informal meet-up on Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at L’amère à boire (2049 Rue Saint-Denis). Come meet your fellow alumni for some socializing and networking. The first round of drinks is on DAAD and light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! To join us, …

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Report about the recent Kolleg

Here is a set of slides by Dr. E.A. Evans, UBC. You can either look at the PDF file:Evans Humboldt Kolleg 05 07 2016 (PDF) or download the PPT file: Evans Humboldt Kolleg 05 07 2016 (PPT)   ‘TIME‘ Kolleg Report as prepared by Prof. C-W Chow, HAC President and Kolleg Organizer The Kolleg focused on the theme …

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Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer – Kondolenzbuch / Book of Condolence

Liebe Präsidentinnen und Präsidenten der Humboldt-Alumnivereinigungen, mit großer Betroffenheit und Anteilnahme nimmt die Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Abschied von ihrem langjährigen Generalsekretär Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, der am 22. Dezember 2016 im Alter von 89 Jahren unerwartet aus einem erfüllten Leben genommen wurde. In den letzten Tagen erhielten wir bereits viele Beileidsbekundungen aus aller Welt, die von …

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Humboldtcanada trauert um Heinrich Pfeiffer

Mit großer Betroffenheit und Anteilnahme nimmt die Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Abschied von ihrem langjährigen Generalsekretär Dr. Drs. hc. mult. Heinrich Pfeiffer, der am 22. Dezember 2016 im Alter von 89 Jahren unerwartet aus einem erfüllten Leben genommen wurde. Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer war seit 1956 zunächst Geschäftsführer und später bis zu seinem Ausscheiden 1995 Generalsekretär der …

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