Program Announcement: Early Career German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network

Contemporary Church History Quarterly

Volume 22, Number 2 (June 2016)

Program Announcement: Early Career German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network

The Bonhoeffer Chair in Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York, is pleased to announce a new research project: Early Career German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network, funded by the German Federal Government.

Beginning in June 2017, five German and five American scholars will meet for a week-long seminar at Union Seminary, New York, to share research-in-progress and to organize a network for ongoing research discussion. The project will run for three years, meeting in Berlin in 2018 and again in New York in 2019, adding ten new scholars to the network each year. The 2017 seminar will be led by Professor Christiane Tietz, University of Zurich, and Professor Michael DeJonge, University of South Florida. The Project Director is Professor Clifford Green, who is currently serving as Bonhoeffer Chair Scholar at Union Theological Seminary.

By early career scholars we understand doctoral students who are at the dissertation stage, and those with completed doctorates who are in their first academic appointment or working on their Habilitation. Costs of travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the project, so expenses to participants will be minimal.

Scholars chosen to participate in the Bonhoeffer Research Network will commit to presenting their current research in a summer seminar and to contribute actively to internet research discussion for the three years of the project.

The 2017 seminar will meet from June 11 to June 17. Applications for the 2017 seminar may be submitted now, and no later than September 30, 2016. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Professor Green ( Applications must include: CV (listing any conference papers, publications); a two-page statement describing the applicant’s research, plus related writing such as a dissertation or grant proposal or a sample chapter; and a confidential letter of recommendation from the academic advisor or supervisor of the research.

This project is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).