Welcome to the Graduate School

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology is a joint institution of the Faculty of Sociology and the History Department of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology at Bielefeld University (Germany). Under the umbrella of the Graduate School, international doctoral programmes in sociology and history are offered. It provides an inspiring research environment for about 180 doctoral candidates.

Doctoral candidates can start the three-year doctoral programme every Winter and Summer Term. The deadline for the Winter Term is June 15 and January 15 for the Summer Term.

For further information please contact us at bghs@uni-bielefeld.de.

Annual Seminar 2014

A New 'Social Question' or 'Crisis as Usual'?



Federal Report
on Young Academics (BuWiN) 2013 (in German)


Current volume
The Politics of Control and Resistance