European Postgraduate Workshop ‘Populism in History and Today’ (Berlin, 13-16 Sept 2022)


Populism is mostly regarded as a decidedly contemporary phenomenon. Yet scholars have stressed that to understand its contemporary manifestations, we also need to understand its historical roots. To bring students and scholars together to study populism in history and today, the Institute for German and European Studies (IGES) at the University of Birmingham and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Willy-Brandt-Centre (WBZ) at the University of Wrocław and the Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism (ZfA) at the Technical University in Berlin organise a 4-day European Postgraduate Workshop in Berlin, focusing on the topic ‘Populism in History and Today’. The workshop offers doctoral and advanced MA students the possibility to gain cutting-edge research skills and practice these using original materials compiled by political scientists and historians who lead the field of populism studies.

The workshop will take place on 13th to 16th of September 2022 in in Berlin. 5 places are available for students from each of the three institutions. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for all participants. Participants are expected to attend the workshop for its full duration.

If you would like to join the workshop, please send us your application (in English) by 30th of April, including:

  • a letter (max. one A4 page) detailing your motivation to take part in the workshop
  • a CV (max. one A4 page)

Please submit your application to your home institution’s workshop lead:

University of Wrocław: Prof Aleksandra Maatsch (aleksandra.maatsch@uwr.edu.pl)

We aim to notify candidates by June whether their application has been successful. A preparatory meeting will be held online on Zoom for participants and organisers to get to know each other