Blue Humanities Summer School 2024

In 2024, the Cardiff ScienceHumanities group partners with the Fiction Meets Science Program and Bremen Blue Humanities Research Group to host the Summer School at their home base in Germany. The theme for 2024 is the “Blue Humanities.”

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.). Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Bonn) will give the keynote address. Other speakers include Steve Mentz (New York) and Kerstin Knopf (Bremen).

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 Keir Waddington on

The closing date for expressions of interest is 23 February 2024. Applications must be submitted by 23 March 2024 and decisions will be communicated by early April 2024. Participating doctoral students must be able to commit to the full 5 days of the Summer School.