German Association for the Study of British Cultures

Workshop 2024

Register now for the 2024 workshop on “Cultural Studies: The Role and Relevance of History” at Bielefeld University by 5 April.

BritCult 2024

The 2024 conference on “Politics of Emotion / Emotions of Politics” will take place from 21 to 23 November at the University of Innsbruck.

Monthly Stammtisch

BritCult members are invited to join the Stammtisch every second Monday via Zoom. To get the link, please send us an email.

BritCult 2023

The 2023 conference on “Intra-Relations between Britain and Ireland” took place from 23 to 25 November at Kiel University.


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

Historical Documents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publication of “How Cultural Studies Came to Germany” in JSBC 2021/1, the Association put together a set of relevant historical documents.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 help fund two issues of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures a year. BritCult memberships cost between 20 and 50 euros.