Archived News from the GESI

Guest lecture on Transnationalist Movements and Border Crossings amongst Queer Refugees in Germany and South Africa at the IfL on October 1, 2018

The IfL invites to a guest lecture on the topic of Transnationalist Movements and Border Crossings amongst Queer Refugees in Germany and South Africa on October 1, 2018, at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.[more]


Post-doc and PhD positions at Goldsmiths in relation to Topological Atlas project with application deadline October 3rd

The PhDs are part of a European Research Council funded project, Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes (TopATLAS). The project is focused on the investigation of border sites across three countries: Pakistan, Turkey and UK. It involves working with researchers from all three countries, as well as with a range of collaborators including NGOs, lawyers, artists and arts...[more]


Activity report of the EU funded project "Being refugee: A European narrative"

In 2018 the EU funded a project entitled: “Flucht europäisch erzählen! Being refugee: a European narrative“ in which Leipzig University participated. The project focused on events from the 20th and 21st centuries with the aim of presenting refugees’ (hi)stories within Europe at the very place where history has traditionally been conveyed: at the museum and thus raised awareness that “being...[more]


4. Day of Teaching at Leipzig University on November 7, 2018

The Leipzig University organizes for the 4. time a Day of Teaching, where lecturers, students and staff have a joint exchange on subject-specific and interdisziplinary questions of teaching and learning.[more]


Invitation to the annual Oskar Halecki lecture of the GWZO in Leipzig on September 3rd

The annual Oskar Halecki lecture of the GWZO persues the goal of inviting top scientists from Germany's eastern neighboring countries to discuss controversial topics. This year's topic will be "Time stories of the Prague Spring. About the return of the past during the creation of the future."[more]


Stefan Troebst: Recent publications on migration and history politics of Georgia

Historian Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst (GWZO) has recently published an article on how migration is made by people. Troebst, Stefan: Flight and Expulsion as Forms of Man-Made Forced Migration.[more]


Call for Application: 3 Doctoral students wanted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is looking for three doctoral students in the fields of science, technology and environment. The PhD education takes place in the ERC-funded project “The Rise of Global Environmental Governance: A History of the Contemporary Human-Earth Relationship” (GLOBEGOV).[more]


GESI Newsletter #2_2018 is online

This year's second edition of the GESI Newsletter is now online.[more]


Open lecture "Why do paratransit operators show limited interest in public transport reforms? Paratransit strategies for BRT negotiations." on July 26th at the IfL Leipzig

The Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL) invites everyone interested to an open lecture on the topic of "Why do paratransit operators show limited interest in public transport reforms? Paratransit strategies for BRT negotiations".[more]


"Helsinki - A historical place". Stefan Troebst on the official meeting between President Trump and President Putin

Helsinki has been a prefered place for international head of state meetings for some time now. On July 16th, it was witness to a meeting between the American President Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin. [more]


Open talks on the topic of "History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe" on July 12th and 13th in Leipzig

There will be open talks on the topic of "History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe" in the frame of the appointment procedure for a professorship at the faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies.[more]


Book presentation "Being a Refugee: A European Narrative." on July 10th at the GWZO

The book presented is the result of a group project with partner institutes in Austria, Poland, Croatia and various more. "Being a Refugee: A European Narrative." raises the awareness of that topic and shows that it has been present in European societies for centuries.[more]


Panel discussion on "Home as a place and a process" with prime minister Michael Kretschmer on July 3rd in Leipzig

The IfL and the Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ invite to a panel discussion on the topic of "Home as a place and a process" with prime minister Michael Kretschmer. The panel will take place on July 3rd at 5 p.m.[more]


Call for Application: Tenure-Track Professorship "Development Studies from a Global History Perspective" at the University of Vienna

The University of Vienna calls for applications for an open Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Development Studies from a Global History Perspective. It is a full-time position. [more]


Open lectures on the topic of current developments in Poland with Dr. Irena Kurasz on June 26th and 27th

The Global and European Studies Institute invites to two open lectures on the topic of current developments in Poland. Key speaker is Dr. Irena Kurasz from the University of Wroclaw.[more]


Eastern Europe in Global Relations: Annual Conference of GWZO and EEGA on July 3rd - 5th, 2018, in Leipzig

The Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area“ (EEGA) in Leipzig will hold a joint conference this year. Topic will be the transdisciplinary and topical as well as chronological widespread examination with Eastern Europe as a global area is inspired by the pursuit of a differentiated understanding of...[more]


Invitation to film night "Stories from the peripheries" on June 22nd at naTo Leipzig

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography is inviting to the film night „Stories from the peripheries“ which will take place in the frame of the „Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften“ (Long Night of Sciences) in Leipzig.[more]


History festival "War or Peace. Crossroads of History 1918 | 2018" in October 2018 in Berlin

The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) is inviting participation in the history festival "War or Peace. Crossroads of History 1918 | 2018" which will take place in Berlin from October 17th - 21st, 2018. This event will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and links numerous workshops to a varied cultural program.[more]


Open lecture on the topic of "Veiled Voyagers: Muslim Women - Travellers from Asia and the Middle East" on Monday, June 18th, at SFB 1199

The Global and European Studies Institute invites to an open lecture titled "What cannot be cured must be endured: Women's global mobility and travel writing in Bombay's Tyabji clan, c. 1894 - 1947." This lecture is part of a more extensive project titled "Veiled Voyagers: Muslim Women - Travellers from Asia and the Middle East". Key speaker will be Dr. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley from the...[more]


Open lecture "The life of a salesman: Local markets, consumers and competition in rural China in the 1920ies" on Monday, June 18th, at Konfuzius Institute Leipzig

The Konfuzius Institute Leipzig invites to an open lecture, which is part of their lecture series on the topic of "China - Culture and Society in the past and the present". The talk "The life of a salesman: Local markets, consumers and competition in rural China in the 1920ies" will take place on Monday, June 18th, at 6 p.m. at the Konfuzius Institute (Otto-Schill-Str. 1). [more]


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