Archived News from the GESI

DAAD "Welcome to Africa" Program

Funding available for exchanges, internships, and field research from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the period 2012-2015.[more]


"Adaptation and Creativity in Africa" - Call for Proposals

The DFG Priority Programme 1448 "Adaptation and Creativity in Africa" is now accepting research proposals for its Second Phase. Application deadline is 06 June, 2012.[more]


Call For Doctoral Applications

The DFG PhD Research Training Group 1261 “Critical Junctures of Globalization” at the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) of the University of Leipzig is offering for the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2015[more]


Lecture Series: Tokyo Megapolis: The City as a Media Space

11 February, 4:30 pm, Schillerstrasse 6, room S202, East Asian Institute[more]


Switching Sides: Support For Going Into Teaching

Presented by: Steffi Marung and Anne Cornelia Kenneweg, 13 March, 2012, 9am - 5pm, Research Academy Leipzig, Burgstraße 21, First Floor [more]


New Issue of Comparativ 4/2011

Vermessungen der Mediengesellschaft im 20. Jahrhundert. Herausgegeben von Christiane Reinecke und Malte Zierenberg[more]


Talk: Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, 18 January, 2012 at 17:00, GWZO

Ulf Brunnbauer is Director of the Institute for Southeast European Studies and Professor of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of RegensburgHe studied history, Russian language, sociology and economics in Graz and Moscow.he made his PhD in Graz and the habilitation at the Free University BerlinHis research interests include:Historical anthropology and social history of...[more]


"Go East!" DAAD International Summer School - Moldova and South Eastern Europe

Moldova is seen from a Western European perspective as both Eastern and Southern. Culturally influenced by Eastern Europe, Russia, and Romania, Moldova has a unique culture and interesting history. The country has undergone a political realignment since 2008; now, looking more westward. This DAAD International Summer School gives students and those interested a good opportunity to learn and...[more]


Transnational Social Movements: How and Why to Study Them? 24 January, 5-7pm, CAS

Donatella della Porta is currently professor of sociology at the European University Institute and co-editor of the European Political Science Review. She is on leave of absence from the University of Florence, where she was full professor of Political Science, president of the corso di laurea in Administrative Sciences, and Director of the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Della...[more]


American Mission as Form of European Utopia, 26 January, 9-11 am, GWZO.

Markéta Křížová, Center for Ibero-American Studies, Charles University Prague The colonization and settlement of the overseas regions in the Early Modern period, the economical and strategic utilization of their resources and inhabitants had a great importance for the individual European countries and for the Old World in general; even more important, however, was the influence of such...[more]


Realigning Power Geometries in the Arab World, 24-26 February, Oriental Institut, University of Leipzig

The current events in the Arab World require new and in depth research. Based on the joint initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation and the Oriental Institute at the University of Leipzig will organize a conference entitled "Realigning Power Geometries in the Arab World" that will take place in Leipzig from February 24th till 26th, 2012. [more]


Talk: Prof. Dr. Ivan Jakubec, 7/12 at 5 pm, GWZO

"Zäsuren in der Verkehrsinfrastrukturentwicklung. Eisenbahnverbindungen und Elbschifffahrt zwischen der Tschechoslowakei und Deutschland nach 1918 und 1945" Ivan Jakubec studied history at the Charles University Prague and received his Ph.D. with a work on the Czechoslovak and German Railways in the 1929‑1937. In his habilitation researched transport problems of the Central Europe...[more]


Lecture: 'Inszenierte Einheit? Nationale Gedenktage im Fernsehen.'

On the occasion of the dies academicus Prof. Werner Früh and Prof. Hans-Jörg Stiehler (Institute of Communication and Media Studies) will introduce the main results of their latest study on the presentation of Eastern Germany in the national television in the years 2009 to 2010. Special emphasis will be put on the coverage of the anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German...[more]


Talk: Dr. Dagmara Jajesniak-Quast, 02/11 at 5 pm, GWZO

Zwischen Hammer und Amboss. Wirtschaftliche Integration und Desintegration Ostmitteleuropas von der Zwischenkriegszeit bis zur Gegenwart Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast studied economics at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and earned her Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) at this University, too. In the past she researched and taught at the Viadrina, the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam...[more]


Talk: Dr. Uwe Müller, 20/10 at 5 pm, GWZO

Dimensionen der Transnationalität in der ostmitteleuropäischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte während der ersten Globalisierung (1850–1914) Uwe Müller studied history at the University of Leipzig and earned his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Humboldt-University of Berlin on the construction of highways in Prussia in the 19th century. In the past he taught at Berlin, at the Europa-Universität Viadrina...[more]


Ringvorlesung GWZO: „Ostmitteleleuropa Transnational“

19.10.2011-01.02.2012, Leipzig, GWZO, Speck’s Hof (Eingang A), Reichsstr. 4-6, 04109 Leipzig, 17 Uhr c.t.[more]


Research Internship: An Overview on Global Studies and Global History MA- and PhDprogrammes world-wide

CAS provides research internship from 1st Oct. - 31st Dec. 2011 for 2-4 students[more]