The summer school, focusing on questions of globalization and transnationalization, has over the last years become the trademark of the Graduate School and is jointly hosted by several units. It is divided in plenary events (often with the participation of reputable guest speakers) and numerous panels focusing on different topics, which are organized by the PhD candidates and offer the opportunity to invite junior researchers from other institutions.

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CfA: Social cohesion in a transregional and global perspective

18th International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies
of the Research Academy Leipzig
Leipzig, 21 to 24 September 2020

Research Context of the Summer School

Over the past decade, the summer school of Leipzig’s Graduate School Global and Area Studies has established itself as an important meeting place for the interdisciplinary discussion of transnationalization and transculturalism as well as new trends in the research of globalization in general. The 2020 edition, which is organized in close cooperation with the Research Centre for Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) and the Research Institute Social Cohesion, addresses the complex topic of social cohesion in a transregional and global perspective.

Thematic Focus of the Summer School

The German neologism “gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt”, which only poorly translates into the well-established academic category “social cohesion”, has become increasingly popular and adopted as a term since about 2013 and has seen a rise in use in political terminology since the so-called refugee crisis. While it is already interesting to follow the sociolinguistic development of the term, it is even more interesting to see which topics are addressed in the debate: some of them are classics of societal analysis – such as questions of social inequality, cultural recognition, or class and milieu building – and others are relatively new like the growing criticism towards a certain interpretation of globalization. The debate can be taken as an indicator of tectonic rearrangements within societies and in the world order. The more recent crisis related to the worldwide spread of the virus that can cause COVID-19, on the one hand, has somehow changed the focus of the previous debate (where right-wing populism was very much at the centre) and, on the other hand, relates explicitly to the former fear of a loss of social cohesion.

Application

Early researchers interested in the topic are cordially invited to submit either a proposal for a panel or an individual paper by application to the summer school. The application should include:

  •  Personal details, as well as academic status, including relevant academic affiliation.
  •  An abstract of 300 to 500 words, together with an explanation of its connection to the ongoing dissertation/project as well as its relevance to the overall topic of the summer school.

via e-mail to:

Leipzig University, Graduate School Global and Area Studies
Dr. Martina Keilbach
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig
E-mail: phd(at)uni-leipzig.de

Application deadline: 15 June 2020

Authors of accepted papers will be informed no later than 10 July 2020. A maximum of 20 papers will be selected. In order to prepare for academic commentary, submission of the actual paper (10 pages) is expected by 1 September 2020. The paper will be pre-circulated and should fit within a presentation between15–20 minutes.

Please find more information here.

 


 

CfP: 1989 - A Caesura in Global History and its Consequences

Over the past decade, the Summer School of Leipzig’s Graduate School Global and Area Studies has established itself as an important meeting place for the interdisciplinary discussion of transnationalization and transculturalism as well as new trends in the research of globalization in general. The 2019 edition, which again is organized in close cooperation with the Centre for Area Studies, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” addresses the consequences of 1989 as a caesura and cipher in a global perspective.
With its thematic focus, the summer school takes up the theme of the conference “Revolutions and Transformations in a Global Perspective, 1989—2019” and provides an arena for early researchers more specifically to present their ongoing research related to 1989 to 2019: ruptures and ciphers in a global perspective.

Early researchers interested in the topic are cordially invited to submit either a proposal for a panel or an individual paper by application to the Summer School which is to be held June 12 to 15, 2019 in Leipzig.

Please find more information here.

Please find the programme here.

 


 

CfP: Imaginations, Construction and Staging of Space in Global Processes

Over the past decade, the Summer School of Leipzig´s Graduate School Global and Area Studies has established itself as an important meeting place for the interdisciplinary discussion of transnationalization and transculturalism as well as new trends in the research of globalization in general. The 2018 edition, which again is organized in close cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” addresses the issue of imaginations of space and their role in global processes. With its thematic focus, the summer school takes up the annual conference`s theme of the SFB (taking place in October 2018) and provides an arena for young researchers more specifically to present their ongoing research related to imaginations and space-making under the global condition.

The summer school 2018 invites paper proposals for presentation and participation for PhD-students to be held June 11-14, 2018 in Leipzig.

Please find more information here.

The programme of the summer school can be found here.

The flyer of the summer school can be found here.

 

 

 


 

CfP: Making and Changing Spaces of Action under the Global Condition

The Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS), in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) – a consortium of Sogang University (South Korea), University of Pittsburgh (USA), University of Tampere (Finland), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), University of Leipzig (Germany) – and supported by the Collaborative Research Centre "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition", and the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig invites paper proposals for presentation and participation at a summer school for PhD-students to be held June 12-15, 2017 in Leipzig.

Please find more information here