Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies


If you are looking to contact the Georg Simmel Center you will find e-mail, adress and office here. Furthermore, information for inquiries from undergraduate and PhD students, post-docs and bookings or guest researchers are noted below.


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For general inquiries and questions please contact Henrik Schultze or Lily Dahl.


Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland, director


Prof. Dr. Ignacio Farías, vice-director
Tel: +49 (30) 2093-70633


Dr. Henrik Schultze, coordinator
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683


Lily Dahl, office management
Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683



Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung
Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin


M*hrenstraße 41
10117 Berlin
Räume 418a-c

Office hours: Mondays 10 am-14 pm

Tel: +49-(0)30-2093-46683
Fax: +49-(0)30-2093-46682




Guest Researchers

As the Georg Simmel Center, we are pleased to welcome scholars at the Center for a certain period of time. In the following, you will find important information about these guest stays:

  • In principle, stays are possible for one semester. Depending on the resources of the Center, an extension is possible.
  • The application deadline for a stay for the coming winter or summer semester is June 15 and December 15 respectively.
  • A strong exposé (1 page max.) explaining the thematic field and the thematic proximity to the research fields of the GSZ must be submitted by this application deadline at the latest.
  • We expect our guests to participate regularly in the scientific events and other activities we offer, as well as to present their own research in one of these events.
  • In principle, each guest should have his or her own funding, as the GSZ does not award grants to finance the stay. However, individual funding is possible - depending on the availability of funds - if there is a strong thematic overlap with the Center's subject areas AND funding is not possible by other means.
  • The Georg Simmel Center can only offer office space subject to availability. Generally, at this time, office space is more likely to be unavailable due to our tight space constraints.