Wel­co­me to the
His­to­ri­sches Kolleg


Deba­tes and dis­cus­sions form an essen­ti­al part of aca­de­mic life at the Kaul­bach Vil­la. At lec­tures, col­lo­quia, panel dis­cus­sions, and guest events, the Fel­lows of the His­to­ri­sches Kol­leg as well as scho­lars from around the world pre­sent their rese­arch fin­dings and theses.


Foun¬≠ded in 1980, the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg has been loca¬≠ted in Munich‚Äôs Kaul¬≠bach Vil¬≠la bet¬≠ween the Bava¬≠ri¬≠an Sta¬≠te Libra¬≠ry and the Eng¬≠lish Gar¬≠den sin¬≠ce 1988. In essence, it grants scho¬≠lar¬≠ships to scho¬≠lars to com¬≠ple¬≠te a book free from other obli¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠ons. In addi¬≠ti¬≠on, the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg is a lively cen¬≠ter of his¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠cal rese¬≠arch as a venue for sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic col¬≠lo¬≠quia and lec¬≠tures. Many of his events are aimed at a wider audi¬≠ence. The ‚ÄěPreis des His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠schen Kol¬≠legs‚Äú is award¬≠ed every three years ‚ÄĒ the next time in 2025.



Crea¬≠ting free spaces ‚ÄĒ that is the cen¬≠tral idea of the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg. Sin¬≠ce 1980, it has offe¬≠red excel¬≠lent scho¬≠lars the free¬≠dom to rese¬≠arch, think, and wri¬≠te for one year (Octo¬≠ber to Sep¬≠tem¬≠ber of the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing year) to bring a major work to completion.


Sin¬≠ce its foun¬≠ding in 1980, the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg has alre¬≠a¬≠dy sup¬≠port¬≠ed well over 200 rese¬≠ar¬≠chers in the his¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠cal¬≠ly ori¬≠en¬≠ted sci¬≠en¬≠ces ‚ÄĒ through full-year Seni¬≠or and Juni¬≠or Fel¬≠low¬≠ships as well as shorter Hono¬≠ra¬≠ry Fel¬≠low¬≠ships. An over¬≠view of the fel¬≠lows of the cur¬≠rent col¬≠le¬≠gia¬≠te year as well as all fel¬≠lows sin¬≠ce 1980 can be found here.


Many lec¬≠tures and other events at the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg are docu¬≠men¬≠ted as vide¬≠os, pod¬≠casts, or in print and are available for free vie¬≠w¬≠ing in the media¬≠thek. Here you can also find most of the volu¬≠mes published in the series ‚ÄěSchrif¬≠ten des His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠schen Kol¬≠legs. Kol¬≠lo¬≠qui¬≠en‚Äú for down¬≠load. This offer will be suc¬≠ces¬≠si¬≠ve¬≠ly expanded.

Preis des Historischen Kollegs

With the ‚ÄěPreis des His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠schen Kol¬≠legs‚Äú the His¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠sches Kol¬≠leg honors the over¬≠all sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic work of a his¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠an. Accor¬≠ding to the sta¬≠tu¬≠te, the basis for the award is an out¬≠stan¬≠ding work ‚Äěthat opens up new sci¬≠en¬≠ti¬≠fic ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry, has an impact bey¬≠ond the boun¬≠da¬≠ries of the disci¬≠pli¬≠ne, and is exem¬≠pla¬≠ry in its lin¬≠gu¬≠i¬≠stic design.‚Äú The pri¬≠ze is award¬≠ed every three years and is endo¬≠wed with 30,000 euros.

Newsletter of the Historisches Kolleg

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