Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Summer Semester 2020: Information on an exceptional semester at the Cornelia Goethe Center

The Cornelia Goethe Center welcomes its members and Students at the Center for the Summer Semester 2020. We are certainly not the first to tell you that an exceptional semester awaits us, challenging us to take unusual measures and create unusual formats. On this page you will find initial information about the course of studies, our consultation services and our availability this summer semester.

Please take good care.
Your Cornelia Goethe Center

No Presence Operation until June 2, 2020

(Translation: Don’t worry! We are here for you!)

The Cornelia Goethe Center will not provide face-to-face service until June 2, 2020. The reason for this are the unforeseeable developments around COVID-19 and the ensuing resolutions of the Hessian state government and the management of the Goethe University. We have moved our workplaces to the home office or work mobile. The office of the Cornelia Goethe Center therefore does not offer office hours / opening hours on site at the moment.

For general inquiries please contact us via phone at 069/798-35100 or send us an e-mail.
Telephone Hours: Mo – Th from 7 am – 4 pm or by appointment

If you have any questions regarding the B.A. minor Gender Studies, please contact the course coordinator Franziska Vaessen by e-mail. Questions about the certificate programme will be answered by e-mail by Anne Eckert starting from April 20, 2020.

Please understand that we cannot be available for you at the Center without prior arrangement by telephone or without prior inquiry by e-mail.

Cornelia Goethe Colloquia in the Summer Semester

This summer’s Cornelia Goethe Colloquia will take place in a different form. You can find current information on the colloquia on the Colloquia information page.

The first lecture, Interrograting intersectional contestations: Should the priviledged speak? with Ann Phoenix, will be available digitally here as a recording starting from July 15, 2020. We are very pleased to welcome you online for this occasion.

We have also decided to postpone some of the lectures which cannot take place due to the corona pandemic to the winter semester. The Cornelia Goethe Colloquia will therefore not only deal with the topic of intersectionality in the summer, but also in the winter semester. All further information on current developments can be found on our homepage.

GRADE Center Gender

The workshop offer for the GRADE Center Gender will be smaller this semester. You will find more information about our offers on the website of the center. Members of the GRADE Center can benefit from our travel grants for conferences in the autumn or winter, you can read more under travel grants. It is also still possible to present your research projects in the context of the GRADE Center. To use this opportunity please contact

Further Information by the Goethe Universiy and the city of Frankfurt on dealing with the Corona Pandemic

For information on how the University deals with the Corona virus, please consult the pages of the Goethe University set up for this purpose. General information on teaching and studying in the summer semester can be found here (German). There you will also find the latest news on regulations concerning examinations, the change in counselling services and the closure of the facilities of the Studierendenwerk and the university libraries. Please also take note of the information published by the institutes and departments where you are attending courses.

Additional information from the Frankfurt Health Office can be found here (German).