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At the Faculty of Arts, we offer a great number of events from our different departments and in different areas of research. From conferences and talks to exhibitions and concerts – you can find an overview on our homepage.


At the Faculty of Arts you will find excellent research infrastructure with a large number of departmental libraries for your research and interdisciplinary research centres for interna-tional and interdisciplinary exchange.


Collaborative Research Centre "Macht and Herrschaft – Premodern Configurations in a Transcultural Perspective"

The Faculty of Arts is extremely pleased about the successful application for funding of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich; SFB 1167) "Macht und Herrschaft" and congratulates the speaker, Prof. Dr. Matthias Becher, as well as all participating researchers on this great success.

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Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is with its more than 11.500 students the largest of the seven Faculties of the University of Bonn. It comprises eleven departments and eleven centres for research in the humanities and social sciences. Furthermore, the Faculty of Arts is involved in a number of interdisciplinary research centres with other faculties, and three museums are associated with the Faculty.

The Faculty presents itself as a complex cluster of philosophical, historical, philological and social science disciplines. Due to its research and teaching activities by renowned academics, the Faculty has an outstanding role in the academic world.

The wide range of available subjects also becomes apparent in the variety of highly differentiated research projects. In addition, the eleven departments are host to a large number of research programmes such as area studies, the ancient world and its heritage, the European middle ages in transcultural comparison, media discourse and performance in recent history and the present, or Germany and Europe in the global context. Coordinated research activities are further found in the interdisciplinary research centres of the Faculty of Arts.


Central information source for events at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Bonn.


Departments of the Faculty of Arts.


Degree programs, examination office, documents and forms.


Research in the Faculty of Arts.

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