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The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Leipzig and devoted to graduate teaching and research in the field of Globalisation and Europeanisation. It works at the cross-roads of several disciplines and aims at an analytical interpretation of the global condition in which we live. We do so by studying its emergence over and by examining the reciprocity of increasing flows of people, goods, capital and ideas transcending traditional borders of political, economic and cultural units on the one hand and to changing attempts of gaining control over these flows on the other hand. ... read more 

News from the GESI

International Conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years” May 6-7, 2015 in Gdansk

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A. Programme European Studies at Leipzig University) is one of the coordinators of the international conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years”. The conference will take place from May 6-7, 2015 in the European Centre of Solidarity Movement in Gdansk, Poland. [more]


Book Publication “Transnational Actors – Crossing Borders”

Steffi Marung (Senior Researcher Centre for Area Studies at Leipzig University) and Matthias Middell (Director of the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University) edited a book entitled: “Transnational Actors – Crossing Borders”. In the book, papers selected from the presentations at two of the annual summer schools held at the Graduate Centre for the Humanities and Social...[more]


Book Publication “1989 in a Global Perspective”

Ulf Engel (Director of Global Studies Programme at Leipzig University), Frank Hadler (Project coordinator GWZO at Leipzig University) and Matthias Middell (Director of the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University) edited a book entitled: “1989 in a Global Perspective”.[more]


Reports on the Fourth European Congress in World and Global History published

In September 2014 a Congress on “Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts” was organized by the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris in cooperation with the GESI.[more]


Director of Global and European Studies Institute Leipzig co-edited book “Multiple Secularities beyond the West”

Matthias Middell (Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University) edited a book in cooperation with Marian Burchardt (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Göttingen) and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, professor of cultural sociology at Leipzig University. The book is entitled: “Multiple Secularities beyond the West: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age”.[more]


Call for application Erasmus Mundus grant – deadline: March 15th, 2015

The Consortium of the European Masters course in Global Studies will be able to offer to its best applicants Erasmus Mundus full-time study grants. Application for this grant and admission in fall 2015 will be possible between January 15th and March 15th, 2015.[more]