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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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This year no Feuerzangebowle, but something Canadian:

“time” and “timing”

(click on image to access the full presentation)

editing and writing by Dorothy Porter & Frank W. Stahnisch

Western Humanities Alliance Special Issue with an edited volume by Dorothy Porter & Frank W. Stahnisch, eds.: Boundary Work and Trading Zones in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press 2015 (396pp.) Editor’s Note Our annual special issue with the Western Humanities Alliance. This year’s theme is “Trading …

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it’s time for 2016 HUMBOLDT KOLLEG

to view or print Final 2016 Kolleg Programme & Abstract Book: TIME (click here)          

invitation to early career scholars

 March 2016 Dear Post-Doctoral Trainees, Clinician Scientist Trainees and Early Career Researchers, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers research fellowships and research awards to outstandingly qualified researchers to conduct research in Germany.  The selection committees comprise academics from all fields of specialisation and they make independent decisions, based solely on the applicant’s academic record. The …

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Stephen Clarkson

It is with sadness that we report that Stephen Clarkson, a well-know political scientist at the University of Toronto, has died in Freiburg, Germany while on a research trip. He was 78. You may know that he was the winner of Alexander Humboldt Foundation’s Konrad Adenauer Research Award in 2013. The Award, managed by the …

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2016 Humboldt Kolleg – Time-travel discounts

Updates, News, and Registration Extension: •      2016 Humboldt Kolleg – Programme (updated 2016 01 25) •       Registration Form, to Anshuman (,         now extended to Feb.29, 2016   •       Holiday Inn Booking Form, to Holiday Inn •       Air Canada Discount, ask Chung-Wai for Promotion Code    …

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Call for Nominations, Konrad Adenauer Research Award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Royal Society of Canada are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Konrad Adenauer Research Award 2016. The Award is conferred annually and recognises the entire academic record to date of an internationally renowned Canadian researcher in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Nominations for the award …

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Happy New Year 2016

and a few rare snowflakes from British Columbia.