4th German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium 2012:

September 9 – 12, 2012
Potsdam, Germany

The German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposia (GISFOH) are a series of interdisciplinary binational conferences which are co-organized by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They bring together approx. 50 outstanding young postdoctoral scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines (25 each from Germany and Israel). The symposia take place in Germany and in Israel alternately. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The fourth German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium will be held in Potsdam, Germany, from September 9 to 12, 2012.

The conference format allows for the exchange of ideas across disciplinary as well as national boundaries and, at the same time, provides opportunities for future binational collaborations and networking. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and Israeli participants with its special follow-up program "CONNECT" which allocates residence allowances for working visits in the partner country for up to 30 days.

Participation is by invitation only.