German Association for the Study of British Cultures

BritCult 2023

The Association’s 2023 conference will take place 23 to 25 November at Kiel University. The CfP of the postgraduate forum is open until 15 June 2023.

BritCult Award 2023

The German Association for the Study of British Cultures endows a prize worth up to EUR 1000 for the best new monograph in British Cultural Studies.

Workshop 2023

The 2023 workshop on “The Place of the Digital in Cultural Studies” is scheduled for 12 to 13 May at the University of Innsbruck. Check the full programme!


The association’s chair, Prof Dr Oliver v. Knebel Doeberitz, passed away unexpectedly on 17 February. We mourn the loss of our esteemed colleague.

Monthly Stammtisch

BritCult members are invited to join the Stammtisch on (usually) every second Monday via Zoom. Due to the holidays, the next meeting is on 17 April 2023.

Historical Documents

Accompanying the publication of “How Cultural Studies Came to Germany” in JSBC 2021/1, the Association put together a set of relevant historical documents.

About the Association

The German Association for the Study of British Cultures aims to promote academic activity in the field of British and other English-speaking cultures. The Association’s main concern is to bring a scholarly cultural dimension to the subject matter and perspectives of English Studies at German universities and schools; and to give this dimension more conceptual depth, thematic differentiation, and institutional recognition. Its activities include organising conferences and workshops as well as reserving a small fund for the sponsorship of events.

Become a Member!

Members receive two printed issues of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures a year. BritCult memberships cost between 20 and 50 euros.