This event was postponed due to the pandemic. We will provide an update on a rearranged event soon.

HWK Institute for Advanced Study 

(Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg)  |  Delmenhorst GERMANY 


Keynote Speaker: Professor Heidi Hutner (Stony Brook) 

Seminars by leading figures from: 

Literature and Science 

History of Science 

History of Medicine 

Philosophy of Science 

Workshops on: 


Public Engagement 

Academic Careers 

The ScienceHumanities Summer School: Postgraduate, International, and Free 

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In 2020, the Cardiff ScienceHumanities group partners with the Fiction Meets Science Program, to host the summer school at their home base in Germany. The theme for 2020 is “Energies.” 

The ScienceHumanities Summer School features a week of workshops with leading scholars who have trained in a diverse array of disciplines—literature, history, philosophy, sociology, environmental science—and are doing research at the cross-section of the humanities and sciences. Students have the opportunity to engage with experienced researchers and a select cohort of peers from around the world, attending workshops on current research topics and career issues (publishing, professional network-building, etc). Professor Heidi Hutner (Stony Brook) will give the keynote address and teach one of the workshops. 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to share ideas, concepts and methods with other doctoral students and begin to build a network of global contacts. The Summer School also incorporates a cultural programme focussed on the rich heritage of Bremen and the region. 

The Summer School is open only to doctoral students located in universities and research centres worldwide. There are only 12 places available.  

It is free to attend, but participants must be able to meet the cost of their own transport, accommodation and part of their subsistence during their stay at the HWK Institute for Advanced Study (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg),  Delmenhorst. Advice will be given on accommodation and transport and meals will be included during the Summer School.  

Two bursaries of £400 are available for students from nations with limited resources. 

To express initial interest and receive an application form please email Professor Martin Willis on  

The closing date for expressions of interest is 19 February, 2020

Applications must be submitted by 28 February, 2020 and decisions will be communicated by 13 March, 2020. Participating doctoral students must be able to commit to the full 5 days of the Summer School.