About Us

THE EHRENPREIS CENTRE FOR SWIFT STUDIES is a research institute founded at the University of Münster, Münster, in 1986 to commemorate the leading Swift scholar of his generation, Irvin Ehrenpreis. It welcomes all students with an interest in the life, works, and age of Jonathan Swift. In addition to the entire history of Swift criticism from 1750 to the present day, its library provides all major editions of the Dean’s collected works, many editions of individual pamphlets and poems, as well as the world’s largest reconstruction of Swift’s library in identical imprints. In advocating and encouraging an understanding of Swift within the scope of his own experience, premises, and knowledge, THE EHRENPREIS CENTRE favours the pursuit of historicist principles.


  • Prof. Dr Klaus Stierstorfer



Current Opening Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm