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

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]

CfA: Assistant to the director (administration position) at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig (Germany), Deadline: March 27th

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig (Germany) is offering a position as assistant to the director. Excellent English and German skills in reading and writing are required. The application deadline is March 27th.[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]

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]