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 Papers: Memory and Religion - Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective Conference in Warsaw, October 16th - 18th, 2018

The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity announces a conference on the topic of Memory and Religion - Central and Eastern Europe in a Global Perspective in Warsaw from October 16th - 18th, 2018.[more]

Call for Papers: Third Annual Conference of the SFB 1199 "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition", Leipzig University, October 4th - 6th, 2018

The SFB 1199 "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition" at Leipzig University announces its third annual conference. This time the topic will be "Imaginations and Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition". [more]

Symposium: "Mirror Me - Image Production of cultural diversity in museums" at the Alte Börse on April 16th, 2018

The Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig together with the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach foundation organize a symposium titled "Mirror Me - Image Production of cultural diversity in museums" on April 16th, 2018. Venue will be the Alte Börse (Naschmarkt 2, Leipzig).[more]

Exhibition: "Left Performance Histories" at the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst in Berlin

Invitation to an exhibition titled "Left Performance Histories" by the nGbK in Berlin. It features art in Eastern Europe from the 1070s and its continued relevance today. The show includes some well-known artists as well as newcomers. [more]

Call for Application: University of Halle-Wittenberg offers 10 PhD Scholarships

The University of Halle-Wittenberg (Center of Excellence “Enlightenment – Religion – Knowledge”) offers 10 PhD scholarships to qualified candidates. The scholarships are limited to three years, starting October 1st, 2018, with 1,500 € per month.[more]

Call for Application: Temporary Lecturer Position at the Department of Global Studies in Santa Barbara

The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Global Studies for the upcoming openings. Opening date is February 19th, 2018 and the final date will be October 31st, 2018.[more]