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

SFB 1199 Colloquium Summer Term 2019

This year’s Colloqium of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” will be held during the summer term every Wednesday, 5-7 pm (in Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10 in Leipzig). [more]

Conference: 20 Years after the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia, May 23th -25th in Leipzig (Germany)

The Global and European Studies Institute co-hosts the conference: 20 Years after the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia - Local, Regional and Global Aspects of 'Humanitarian interventions’. Katharina Ristic, senior lecturer in the EMGS programme, will speak about media representations of the NATO intervention. [more]

Get to know some insights into the Master’s in Global Studies at the Information Day in Leipzig (Germany) on May 4th

The Leipzig University hosts each year an information day for all people interested to study in Leipzig. This year the event will take place on May 4th. Stephan Kaschner, the coordinator of the Master in Global Studies programme, will present the programme from 12:30-1:15 pm at Leipzig University, seminar building (in the Universitätsstraße), room S. 212.[more]

GESI Newsletter #1_2019 is online

This year's first edition of the GESI Newsletter is now online.[more]

Science lounge: Islamophobia and right wing populism in Eastern Europe, April 29th in Leipzig (Germany)

Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” hosts a science lounge with a focus on Islamophobia and right wing populism in Eastern Europe. The science lounge will take place on April 29th (7 p.m.) at Restaurant "Pilot", Bosestraße 1 in Leipzig (Germany).[more]

Call for papers: “Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion” Deadline: July 15th

The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH), an international organisation, which promotes research and training in global and world history, and which is steered by EMGS lecturers, is hosting the 6th ENIUGH Congress. This year’s congress will be about “Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion” and takes place in Turku (Finland). ENIUGH invites proposals for...[more]

Call for application – Master in Global Studies – extended until April 30th

The 2019 Global Studies application round for admission to the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (a decision if these grants will be made available for the 2019 intake will be made in July 2019 by the EU only) has been extended until April 30th, 2019. [more]

Recent publication by Stefan Troebst: “The Black Sea as Historical Meso-Region”

Stefan Troebst, the co-director of the GESI, has recently published an article with the title ‘The Black Sea as Historical Meso-Region: Concepts in Cultural Studies and the Social Sciences’ in the Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies 1 (2019). Information about this journal can be found here. [more]

In Memory of Professor Crister S. Garrett – Supporting the “Crister Stephen Garrett Scholarship”

Most of the staff, students, and alumni of EMGS in Leipzig will remember Professor Crister S. Garrett, Professor for American Culture and History at the American Studies Institute of Leipzig University and long-time teacher of the Americas module at GESI, for his engaging, inspiring, and passionate seminars. It is with great sadness that we have learned from Prof. Crister Garrett's passing...[more]

Call for papers: Conference ‘1989 - A Caesura in Global History and its Consequences’, Deadline: April 30th

The Leipzig ‘Graduate School Global and Area Studies’ organizes an international summer school from June 12th-14th, 2019 in Leipzig and invites now for papers dealing with the historical consequences of 1989 as a caesura in a global perspective. Researchers interested in the topic are invited to submit either a proposal for a panel or an individual paper. The submission deadline is April 30th.[more]

European Network in Universal and Global History awards Walter Markov Prize, Deadline: May 31st, 2019

The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) awards the Walter Markov Prize for an outstanding master’s or PhD thesis. Papers that are submitted for the Walter Markov Prize are expected to take a global perspective on its subject. Students can submit their thesis until May 31st, 2019.[more]