Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien | Center for Information and Documentation/Gender Library

Center for Information and Documentation/Gender Library

The Center for Information and Documentation collects and archives literature regarding the broad interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Our service includes the supply of literature for students and academics, consultation and training in the research sector, and the adaptation of the current research infrastructure to the process of digitalization.


Clara Scholz and Juliane Brauer (student assistent) via

  • Telephone: 030/2093 46216
  • E-mail:
  • Address: Georgenstraße 47, Room 1.38

Consultations may take place during our office hours

(Monday 11 am - 7 pm, Friday 10 am - 2 pm)

or by prior arrangement.

Due to Corona Virus the library is temporary closed

Literature Supply

Our main services is the supply of recent and historically relevant literature on gender studies for students and academics. In close coorperation with the University Library of Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin, we are working an providing all literature in an either analog or digital format. If you have suggestions for subject areas or specific publications or find something missing in the University Library, please contact us via mail or use the acquisition request-tool.


Gender Library

The Library holdings are sorted into 18 categories, which show the divers and relevant areas of the research field on gender studies. Thus, the Gender Library adds to the University Library holdings. You can research the holdings via META - catalogue by i.d.a. - umbrella organization.

Opening hours

Monday 11 am - 7 pm

Friday 10 am - 2 pm (only during the semester)

or by prior arrangement


Consultation and Training

We offer individual consultation regarding questions or problems one might face in the field of scientific reserach, as well as programs in the ZtG course catalogue, where you can acquire skills in terms of literature research, Open Science and science communication.


Research Infrastructure

One of the main tasks is the adaptation of oure research infrastructure to the process of digitalization. In coorperation with multiple organizations, we are working on developing and establishing Open Science in gender studies.



GenderOpen is the first ever open-access repository for gender studies. Since December 2017, GenderOpen is continuously growing. It presently offers more than 1500 publications including renowned magazines, such as GENDER, Die Philosophin, FEMINA POLITICA and L'Homme; the METIS platform; feminist studies and numerous monographs and scientific anthologies.

The repository is a project by the Margherita von Brentano Center (Freie Universität Berlin), the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies (Technische Universität Berlin) and the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (Humboldt Universität Berlin), which was financially sponsored by the DFG from 2017 to 2019. Further co-partners are the Gender Studies Association (Gender e.V.), the META-project by i.d.a. - umbrella organization, the Online Gender Glossary, Leipzig; as well as the Society for Institutions for Women's and Gender Studies in Lower Saxony (LAGEN).

We invite all authors to publish their work on GenderOpen. Visit blog-genderopen for information on open-access licenses or contact us, if you have further questions.

Data Management

From November 2018 to September 2019, the Berlin Program for Equal Opportunity (BCP) sponsored a study on reserach data infrastructure in gender studies, which was realized by the Center of Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG). The study analyzed needs and experiences with research data in gender studies. Here you find the results of this study and on our Genderblog you find a short summary.


The OWEN-Project "Frauengedächtnis" is a collection of interviews with 130 women, who were born between the 1920s and 1960s, on their lives in the DDR. The interviews are the work of the German Digital Women's Archive (DDF). here, at the Center for Information and Documentation, you have access to the transcripts of these interviews for your research. Therefore, please fill out the corresponding form.