Collaborative Partners


The merger of French and German funding bodies into the non-profit voluntary organization Centre Marc Bloch eingetragener Verein in 2015 has made the CMB a truly bi-national institution, a one-of-a-kind in the research landscape. The Verein’s constituent members are, on one side, governmental institutions, namely, – the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the French Ministry of Education and Research (MESRI) as well as the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) -, and, on the other, research institutions – namely, the Center national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Wiko). In addition, the Berlin Senate is directly involved as is the German-French University (UFA / DFH), as a major player in the Franco-German scientific cooperation.


An-Institut of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


As of 2011, the Centre Marc Bloch has been recognized as an affiliated An-Institut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Language and Literature, and the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Education constitute part of this close and sustained cooperative strategy. In 2018, an S-Professorship for the CMB's German Deputy Director was initiated at the HU. This partnership encapsulated both on-going collaborative programs (such as the Marc Bloch seminars and the Franco-German Research Training Group “Unterschiede denken /Thinking Differences), as well as joint research and event projects (including events with the European Law School, the research network “Saisir l’Europe / Europa als Herausforderung” 2013-2017 and the BMBF project  “Phantomgrenzen,” 2011-2017). This close relationship to the HU Berlin has substantially contributed to firmly anchoring the CMB in Berlin's research landscape.


European Research Infrastructure  DARIAH

Since 2014, the Centre Marc Bloch is home to the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH). DARIAH offers support in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as know-how in the use and communication of digital research methods.


Partner Universities

In addition to ever-closer links with the Humboldt Universität in Berlin, the Centre Marc Bloch has entered into cooperation agreements with several universities for the admission of Master students, PhD candidates, and researchers:


Other Established Cooperation Partners

Researchers at the Centre Marc Bloch moreover maintain intensive cooperation relationships with scientific institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, in Germany, France and in the international arena. Here you will find a selection of the most important and established cooperation partners; others are listed in the CMB’s annual reports.


International Partners

The Centre Marc Bloch belongs the so-called “Unité mixte des instituts français de recherche à l’étranger” (UMIFRE 14) as part of the global UMIFRE-Network of French research institutes abroad. The CMS enjoys particularly close links with the following institutions:


Furthermore the CMB collaborates on a regular basis with other international partners, notably:


Scientific Region Berlin-Brandenburg

Thanks to multiple collaborative projects The Centre Marc Bloch is closely involved in the regional research landscape. Amongst its privileged partners:



Freie Universität (FU) Berlin:


Germany and France

As a truly bi-national institution, the Centre Marc Bloch has initiated institutional partnerships with German and French universities (see above). These institutions are also preferential collaborative partners in implementing collaborative research projects.

Additional consortium partners in third-party funded projects are or were:



The Centre Marc Bloch also plays a pivotal role in Franco-German humanities and social science research practices and is a long-term partner of the important institutions in this field:


Partners in the Cultural and Social Sectors

The CMB is actively committed to engaging in dialogue with the cultural and social sectors. Among it staunch partners are:




Call for participation

Das Centre Marc Bloch fördert für seine Forscherinnen und Forscher Aufenthalte an Partnerinstitutionen, gemeinsame Veranstaltungen und Forschungsprojekte, die zur strategischen Vernetzung des Centre Marc Bloch dienen.

Coordination: Dr. Alix Winter: alix.winter  ( at )