Fall Courses

Fall Courses

For German researchers only


The fall course, “Introduction to academic French and conducting research in France,” enables young German historians and art historians to discover their disciplines in French institutions. 

In addition to a half-day specialized language course, the main institutions in Paris will be presented: the French National Institute for Art History (INHA), documentation from the Orsay and Louvre museums, the Kandinsky Library, and other important archives and libraries.

Lectures by experts complement visits to the various sites. Fall courses generally take place in the second half of September, with the cooperation of the German Historical Institute of Paris (DHI). Depending on the year, the course is held either at the DFK Paris or DHI.

Prerequisite: Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree in history or art history.



Herbstkurs / Wissenschaftssprache Französisch und Einführung in die Forschungspraxis in Frankreich
Dr. Julia Drost

Dr. Julia Drost

Research Director / Head of Young Researchers Programs
Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 67 97

Call for Applications

Fall Course 2021

The next fall course is expected to take place in September 2021, organized by the German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) and the German Historical Institute Paris (DHI Paris).

For German researchers only.


For further information please contact:

German Center for Art History Paris, Hôtel Lully, 45 rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris
Dr. Julia Drost: jdrost@dfk-paris.org

German Historical Institute Paris, Hôtel Duret-de-Chevry, 8 rue du Parc-Royal, 75003 Paris
Prof. Dr. Rolf Große: rgroße@dhi-paris.fr