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Hamburg Institute for Social Research

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research is an independent private foundation devoted to scholarship in contemporary history and the social sciences. Through their research projects and at conferences, lectures, and other academic and public events conducted by the Institute, staff members promote intellectual exchange across geographical and disciplinary borders and beyond academia. This goal also shapes the thematic focus of both the Institute’s publishing company, the Hamburger Edition, and its in-house journal, Mittelweg 36.

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Employment Opportunities

Call for proposals: 2 Postdoc-Fellowships "History of the Cold War" Berlin Center for Cold War Studies / Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

For the first academic year the Center will award two postdoctoral fellowships to emerging scholars in the field of Cold War history. read more

Press Release, 8 September 2014

"Controversies about the Political: Fear and Hatred in Democracy"

A New Series of Lectures at the Schaubühne Berlin Begins on 22 September

Press Release, 11 August 2014

War Guilt and a Fresh Start for Democracy

Issue 4/2014 of Mittelweg 36 Released on 15 August



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