The UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposia (UKGFOH) are a series of interdisciplinary, binational conferences jointly conducted by the British Academy (BA) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The activity brings together approx. 30 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines from the UK and Germany. They exchange ideas across disciplinary boundaries and take the opportunity to work on future UK-German cooperations. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports such collaborative work with its special follow-up programme CONNECT which funds working visits in the partner countries for up to 30 days. The British Academy provides seed funding to facilitate collaborations that are formed directly from the symposium.
Participation is by invitation only.
This year´s symposium will aim to draw on the insights of the humanities and social sciences to explore varied understandings and experiences of What is a good city?
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the British Academy are particularly interested in encouraging broad innovative interpretations of what makes a good city, whether past or present, physical, or imaginary from researchers in both the humanities and the social sciences.
The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office / Frontiers of Research Programme