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

Call for application: Professor of International Development in Vienna (Austria), deadline: January 7th, 2019

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna (Austria) seeks to fill the position of a Professor of International Development. The applicant should have research and teaching knowledge of current discourses, theories and intersectional concepts of development. The professorship will be based at the Department of Development Studies. The application deadline is January 7th,...[more]

Call for Papers: VOLKER - Creative Competition about Human Rights, Deadline December 21st

The association Artikel 1, an initiative for human dignity, is looking for submissions to its creative competition VOLKER. Participants should present an idea about communicating human rights in a peaceful and united Europe. The best ideas will be awarded and implemented by Artikel 1. Submission deadline is December 21st ! [more]

New Institute for Social Cohesion funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund a new Institute for Social Cohesion. The institute’s research topics will be related to populism and global dialectics. Eleven Universities will be part of this institute. Matthias Middell, Head of the EMGS Programme as well as Dirk van Laak (Historical Seminar) and Gert Pickel (Faculty of Theology) will chair the project at the...[more]

Call for Application: Pre-Doc Position 2018/19, Deadline on December 14th

The Research Academy Leipzig at the Leipzig University offers promising pre-doctoral candidates and postdocs an opportunity to work together on a research project. The university will fund 20 students in their preparation phases of doctoral projects, beginning at March 1st, 2019. Ana Moledo, a former student at the Global and European Studies Institute, got the award in 2017. Graduate students...[more]

Call for Application: Student Assistant at Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig, Deadline: November 16th

Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig is looking for a student assistant. The project agency coordinates and manages European funded projects at a local and European level. The fields of work include project planning, management and finalization. Applicants should be fluent in German and English and have knowledge about the functioning of EU institutions. [more]

GESI Newsletter #3.2018 is now available!

The third edition of this year’s GESI Newsletter has been published. Please click here to read it. If you would like to receive future newsletters directly via e-mail, please subscribe here. [more]

Colloquium of the Institute for Political Sciences, Winter Term 2018/19

The Institute for Political Sciences of the Leipzig University organizes also this winter term a public colloquium. In three different sessions the following topics will be covered: International Organizations (December 12th), Integration without elites? (January 16th) and Foreigners in one’s own country (January 30th). [more]

Call for Papers: Student conference about Transgressing Fortified Borders, February 22nd – 23rd in Santa Barbara (US)

The Society of Global Scholars announces its 3rd conference ‘Transgressing Fortified Borders’. The free graduate student-run conference looks to broaden the fields of inquiry in Global Studies while providing a platform for underrepresented perspectives. Graduate and Undergraduate Students are welcome to submit abstracts of up to 200 words. The papers should be engaging in the exploration and/or...[more]

Academy-Forum: Politically Motivated Violence – Forms of Extremism in Germany at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, December 5th

The Academy-Forum focusses on the different forms of extremism in Germany and its reasons. Participants of the panel discussion will be among others Gordian Meyer-Plath (President of the Saxonian Office for the Protection of the Constitution) and Julia Gerlach (Evangelische Akademie Meißen). The panel discussion will start at 7 p.m. on December 5th and will take place at Saxon Academy of...[more]

Conference about 1918/1919 in Germany at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, November 22nd -23rd

The Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities organizes a conference about 1918/1919 from a Central German perspective. Topics will include the social and cultural areas of conflict between revolution and republic, collapse and decampment, Berlin and Versailles. The conference will be held from November 22nd-23rd at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities (SAW) in Leipzig.[more]

Lecture: The Franco-Caribbean Creole-Languages at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, November 16th

The committee for linguistics invites to an open lecture about the Franco-Caribbean creole-languages. Ralph Ludwig will give an overview on the history, structure and influences of creole-languages with a focus on the Caribbean. The lecture will take place on November 16th, 4 p.m. at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities (SAW) in Leipzig. More detailed information is to be found here.[more]

Science-Lounge: „Poland between Independence and Globalization“ on November 8th in Leipzig

The Science Campus „Eastern Europe – Global Area“ and the Polish Institute organize a Science-Lounge focussing on Poland’s role in the globalization. Markus Krzoska will give insights to his research about Poland’s cultural history in connection to its independence and globalizing processes.[more]

Interviews with Stefan Troebst on current developments in Macedonia

Stefan Troebst gave in the past weeks three interviews on the controversy about Macedonia’s country name: September 30th, 2018 Mazedonien: Referendum nach jahrzehntelangem Streit um neuen Landesnamen. Interview at Deutschlandfunk Kultur [more]

Conference: Africa in Global Intellectual History, November 25th in Berlin

The Graduate School Global Intellectual History at Humboldt University Berlin organizes a conference focussing on the African continent. The panels reflect on Afrocentric approaches to intellectual history and present knowledge produced by Africans through the times. Steffi Marung, senior researcher at SFB 1199 and lecturer in the EMGS programme, will give a presentation about African narratives...[more]

Studium Universale Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s studium universale deals with the topic of democracy. The series of lectures refers to the „Year of Democracy“ 2018. The lectures will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the lecture bulding, HS 1.[more]

SFB 1199 Colloquium Winter Term 2018/19

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

GESI/IPSS Inaugural Alumni Conference convenes in Dakar

From 6-10 September 2018, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University and the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) of Leipzig University hosted the first alumni conference for the jointly offered Master and PhD programmes in “Global Studies with a Special Emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa”.[more]