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

DFG funding to integrate refugee scientists in research projects

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG is offering funds for the integration of refugees as scientiests in future or current research projects. [more]

Call for Papers: Socialist Internationalism & the Global Contemporary, 23rd - 25th November 2017, Leipzig

The GWZO Leipzig is organising an international conference entitled "Socialist Internationalism and the Global Contemporary Transnational Art [more]

Call for Applications: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle (Saale)

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale) is offering two PhD positions[more]

Call for Applications: Postgraduate-Grants EEGA

The Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europa - Global Area" (EEGA) is offering scholarships for Postgraduate students who are intending to develop a PhD proposal proposal [more]

Call for Applications: Walter-Markov-Prize 2017

The European Network of Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) is awarding the Walter-Markov-Prize to an outstanding MA or PhD thesis[more]

Call for Applications: Herti-Innovationskolleg

The Hertie Stiftung is offering one-year scholarships and the opportunity of participation in the 2017/2018 Hertie Innovationskolleg, which is a open method [more]

Research Project Funding: Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements

The Gerda Henkel Stiftung is offering funding for research projects or research scholarships for scholars with a research interest in the current development of political movements on a national or transnational level in the Islamic world. The application deadline is 24th May 2017. Detailed information can be found here. [more]

Research Prize: Transformative Science

The Wuppertal Insitute is awarding young academics who do their research in the field of transformative science with a research[more]

Book publication of Prof. Troebst: Eastern Europe and its margins

Professor Troebst just recently published a book entitled: “Between the Arctic, the Adriatic Sea and Armenia[more]

Call for Papers for the ESSHC World History Network: Endings in World and Global History

The Twelfth European Social Science History Conference, organized by the International lnstitute of Social History will be taking place 4th - 7th[more]