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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

2nd Action Day of Inclusion at Leipzig University on May 28th, 2018.

With this year's motto "Invisible Disabilities", the Equal Opportunities Office of the Leipzig University wants to focus on not directly seen disabilities, as well as on mental and chronic conditions. The action day's aim is to sensitize against prejudices towards people with those conditions and help improving the university environment for a better and compassionate togetherness.[more]


Call for Application: EEGA@future - Postgraduate Grants, starting October 1st, 2018.

The EEGA invites for applications by talented postgraduate students who are intending to develop a PhD proposal in the field of research of the EEGA. The EEGA will provide both financial as well as topical support to scholarship holders.[more]


Call for Application: EEGA@future - Postdoc Grants for Preparation of Funding Applications, starting January 1st, 2019.

The EEGA invites for applications for a research/coaching period with the ScienceCampus EEGA in Leipzig, Halle or Jena.[more]


Call for Application: "7th Genshagen Trilateral Summer School" at Genshagen Castle, Germany, from August 22nd - 31st, 2018.

The Genshagen Foundation in Berlin, whose main focus it is to promote dialogue between the states of the Weimar Triangle (Germany, France and Poland), organizes its 7th Genshagen Triliteral Summer School in cooperation with the Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder, Sciences Po Strasbourg, and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. [more]


"Gender and Religion in the Republican Period" - a talk by Prof. Valussi on Monday, April 23rd, 2018, at the Konfuzius-Institute Leipzig.

The Konfuzius-Institute invites to a talk by and with Prof. Elena Valussi (Loyola University Chicago) titled "Gender and Religion in the Republican Period" on Monday, April 23rd, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Konfuzius-Institute (Otto-Schill-Str. 1).[more]


Call for Application: The Philipp Schwartz Initiative offers fully funded research fellowships to threatened researchers.

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides universities and research institutions in Germany with the means to host threatened foreign researchers for a period of 24 months on a fully funded research fellowship. Successful applicants will be able to grant a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship to a threatened researcher. [more]


Call for Application: "Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus EEGA Summer School with Journalists" September 24th - 27th, 2018, in Leipzig.

The Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus EEGA organizes a summer school on media and journalism in Eastern Europe and Germany with media representatives in Leipzig from Sep. 24th - 27th, 2018. [more]


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

The 2018 Global Studies application round is now open. We thus encourage all students with a first degree in Social Sciences and Humanities, a good proficiency in English and an interest in studying globalization phenomena to apply for it.[more]


Call for Application: 2 Fully-­Funded PhD Positions in Global History at Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Global History starting Oct. 1st, 2018

The Emmy Noether Research Group "Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century" invites applications for 2 fully-funded PhD positions, starting Oct. 1st, 2018. Requirements are an M.A. degree either in history with a significant focus on non-European/global/world history or in an Area Studies discipline with a significant historical focus; very good knowledge of...[more]


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]


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]