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After almost 13 years, the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" has reached the end of its maximum term as planned on December 31, 2022, and has finished its work at the Bonner Bogen. We would like to thank all friends and supporters, colleagues and the 130 Fellows from all over the world for their wonderful cooperation in trying to better understand law as culture in the context of globalization.

Please note that the addresses and phone numbers listed on the homepage are no longer valid (with the exception of the phone numbers of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Gephart, 0228/73-54053, Dr. Stefan Finger, 0228/7354051, and the fax number 0228/73-54054). The former board of directors and management of the Center can still be reached at the following e-mail addresses:,,,

    Forum Law as Culture:
    Olivier Jouanjan (Paris/Bonn) in cooperation with the Institut français: "The History of Constitutional Fundamental Concepts in Germany and France: Foundations of Two Cultures of Public Law”

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