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Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies

Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie der Universität Bonn (IAAK)


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Department Statement on Black Lives Matter 

We, the staff of the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies in Bonn, strongly oppose racism and all forms of discrimination. We stand firmly with the fight for justice and equality of Black and Indigenous People and People of Colour, at our institution, in Germany, in English-speaking nations or elsewhere on the globe. We cannot content ourselves with watching the worldwide struggle but need to actively fight racial injustice where we are. Our department is dedicated to taking an active role in allyship and anti-racism. We are currently examining our curriculum to ensure it is inclusive, equitable, and that we avoid curriculum violence, and organizing workshops for our staff and students to promote an inclusive and equitable department. We hope that with this work, introspection, and support from students and staff we can improve our department and make it welcoming to all. Black Lives Matter!

The Board and the Staff of the
Department of English, American and Celtic Studies
Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53113 Bonn




    Practical notes:

    - The Prüfungsamt has created a FAQ concerning exams, etc:

    - The Department is concerned about the current situation and is interested in the well-being of students and staff. The library and offices are therefore currently closed. Instructors and other staff are very happy to advise students via email or telephone.

    -Term papers and BA/MA theses: the deadline for the submission of term papers has been extended to 30 June. Please send a PDF-version via email to your instructor and a print-out to your instructor’s department address. Please also email a PDF-version of your BA and MA theses to your supervisor. For new regulations concerning exams, see

    Please let your instructors know if you have limited access to a computer, internet connection, etc., that will affect your ability to do class work or participate in live online meetings. 

    - Research: we are aware that researching papers is difficult at the moment and will adjust our expectations accordingly. Here you can find a manual on how to install the VPN client which allows you to connect to the University network and access various academic journals and texts via the Bonn University and State Library website. 

    - A useful list of academic resources now being made freely available online (often without a library connection) can be found here:




  • Our Sections

  • Office hours, fields of research, and publications of our faculty and staff: People

  • Information on our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and our online contact form: Studying

  • Conferences, research groups and centres: Research

  • How to find us, administrative coordinator, head of department, website details: Contact

  • Living in Bonn, writing papers, planning your career, links to everything: Resources

  • For further questions, please see: FAQ