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

Book on the History of the Tango

Kerstin Lange, who obtained her doctoral degree at the Global and European Studies Institute (U Leipzig, Germany) recently published a book, in which she analyses the cultural transfer of traditions in a new context at the turn of the century.[more]

New publication on "African Thoughts on Colonial and Neo-Colonial Worlds: Facets of an Intellectual History of Africa." Edited by Arno Sonderegger (2015). Berlin: Neofelis.

From the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI), and from the Centre for Area Studies (CAS), Lena Dallywater, Janine Kläge, Felix Müller, and Ninja Steinbach-Hüther have contributed to this book.[more]

New article: "2002, Year Zero: History as Anti-Politics in the ‘New Angola’" by Jon Schubert

In his latest article, CAS postdoctoral researcher Jon Schubert details how Angola’s ruling MPLA has been promoting a ‘master narrative’ of ‘peace and reconstruction’ since the end of the war in 2002, through which the Angolan conflict is re-signified as a merely technical issue, and the question of ‘national reconciliation’ is limited to the reconstruction of infrastructures.[more]

Open forum on “Methodological Challenges of Transnational Contemporary History “, July 06, 2015

The Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO, Leipzig University) is hosting an open forum entitled: “Methodological Challenges of Transnational Contemporary History“.[more]

GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

The Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas at Leipzig University (GWZO) is offering a series of lectures entitled “Ostmitteleuropäische Prägungen des Modernen Völkerrechts”.[more]