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

New issue of Comparativ published

The new edition of Comparativ has been published recently. Comparativ is an academic journal that is devoted to innovative approaches in transnational, transregional, and global history. Each year some six thematic issues are published. The Global and European Studies Institute of the Leipzig University hosts the editorial board of the Comparativ.[more]

New publication by Matthias Middell (Leipzig) about spatial formats

Matthias Middell, Director of the Master in Global Studies, recently published a working paper with the title Raumformate – Bausteine in Prozessen der Neuverräumlichung (dimensions of space – building blocks in processes of re-spatialization). In this paper, the notion of spatial formats is put into context by referring to the state of the art in various disciplines, ranging from new political...[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]

Call for application – Master in Global Studies

The 2019 application round for the Master's course in 'Global Studies - A European Perspective' and the Erasmus Mundus grant will open on February 1st, 2019 and therefore we herewith would like to encourage all suitable candidates to apply for the programme.[more]

Interview with Stefan Troebst at “Tagesschau” on ARD

Stefan Troebst, who lectures in the EMGS programme, gave an interview on ARD about mass protests in Greece. The cause of the protests lies in the ongoing controversy about the country name of Macedonia. The interview was broadcasted at “Tagesschau” on January 20th, 8 p.m.[more]

Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies published

Matthias Middell, head of the Master in Global Studies, has edited a handbook of Transregional Studies. This volume, which also contains contributions from numerous EMGS lecturers, provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies. It brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This...[more]

GESI Newsletter #4_2018 is online

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