Research

From now until 10 October 2022, female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology can apply for the next round of the FAU Mentoring Proramme ARIADNEphil. The 18-months programme starts in January 2023. The offer is free of charge and designed...

In summer term 2022, the faculty bids a warm welcome to all new colleagues. To a great start into your stay at FAU!   Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zeilinger has been Chair of Regional History of Bavaria and Franconia since 1 April 2022. He arrived here from Rostock University, where the Freiburg-bor...

Major success for researchers of the faculty: The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for two new research training groups (RTG) in fall 2022. This means that the DFG is providing around 8,6 million euros of funding for young researchers at FAU who are completing doctoral degrees i...

Academic freedom is a universal human right. However, almost two out of five people worldwide live in countries where academic freedom has been increasingly restricted over the past ten years, including Brazil, India, Cameroon, Russia, Thailand, and the USA. This is indicated by the Academic Freedom...

On October 12, 2021, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen was ceremonially awarded an honorary doctorate in Philosophy. Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek presented her with the certificate and honoured the English Studies researcher’s achievements in science, science communication and of course at the Faculty of Humanities at FAU, with which she has been in close collaboration for decades.

Congratulations to Christina-Maria Wiesner! A graduate student in the Master’s programme of Archaeology, she has received the student prize of the German Society for Pre- and Protohistory (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, DGUF) for her Master’s thesis. The study award honours special achievements by students and thus aims to promote young academics.