Call for Applications: „Repositioning in a Globalizing World“ – XIII International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies Leipzig

The Graduate School Global and Area Studies at the Graduate Center Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Leipzig is looking for applicants for the Summer School on “Repositioning in a Globalizing World” taking place June 8-11, 2015 in Leipzig. The Summer School is organized in cooperation with the PhD program “Global and Area Studies with a Special Emphasis on Peace and Security” (Addis Ababa University/University of Leipzig) and the bilateral research project “Repositioning Greece in a Globalizing World” (University of Athens/University of Leipzig).

The summer school is a forum for PhD students to present their research to other young scholars from all over the world. This year’s thematic focus is on the repositioning and reorientation of nations and the increased prominence of geopolitics in a globalizing world. To this end, submissions dealing with the current European crisis as well as with other larger zones of crisis, instability, and repositioning are welcomed. Additionally, contributions that deal with political reorientation and with its intellectual foundations in geopolitical thinking are also invited, including topics on the (geopolitical) repositioning of economic and cultural actors.

The following four panels are considered: “Repositioning of the Global and European South Compared”, “Repositioning of Eastern Europe from the 18th Century to the Present”, “Repositioning of East and West as South and North in the World of the 21st Century”, and “New Regional Polities Compared: The Mediterranean, the Greater Sahara, and the Great Lakes Region”.

Interested PhD students are invited to apply with personal details (academic status including academic affiliation) and an abstract of 300-500 words until April 30, 2015.

You can find the call in its entirety here.


Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, focused on the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Our research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with different and independent fields of focus. Through our globally operating institutes, we are able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and our host countries or regions. By promoting academic dialogue and merging academic and non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the internationalization of research.

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