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Area Studies in Regensburg receives a significant boost

Leibniz ScienceCampus "Europe and America in the Modern World" approved by the Leibniz Association

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The Leibniz Association has approved an application by the University of Regensburg and IOS - the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies for a ScienceCampus, a format that seeks to strengthen collaboration between universities and research institutions.

"Europe and America in the Modern World. Transformations and Frictions of Globality in Past and Present" will explore the interactions and entanglements in the transatlantic world, drawing on the expertise in Regensburg on Eastern, Southeastern and Western Europe and North America.

The full press release can be found here (in German).

CITAS is pleased to have contributed to this successful application and looks forward to a bright future for comparative area studies in Regensburg.

Next CITAS events

12 April 2019 - altes Finanzamt/ios, Landshuter str. 4, 18.00-midnight

Nacht.Schafft.Wissen - Open doors evening



her with colleagues from IOS - the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and the Graduate school for East and Southeast European Studies, CITAS will be contributing to the programme showcasing Regensburg's transnational area studies research. The programme is available here.


Aggressor or Agent of Peace - Russia, International Law and its Neighbours

Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law in Tartu, Estonia, and the renowned journalist Dr. Gesine Dornblüth will be in conversation with Dr. Cindy Wittke (IOS, Regensburg) discussing Russia's significance in the realm of international law in the wake of the 2014 Ukraine crisis. The event is supported by the Vielberth Foundation.

2-4 May 2019 - CITAS Conference

Obsolete, Resilient, Resurgent - The Nation-State in a Globalized World

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This conference will feature a keynote lecture by Matthias Middell (Leipzig) on 2 May at 18.00 and a second keynote lecture by Joanna Bockman (George Mason University) on 3 May at 18.00. The programme is available here.

13 june 2019 - CITAS Dialog 2019 - Europe between crisis and revival. AM ölberg 2, 19.00

Europa - quo vadis?! Wie geht es weiter nach der Europawahl und dem Brexit? What next after the European elections and Brexit?

This event is organized in cooperation with Evangelisches Bildungswerk Regensburg. Leading experts from academia and beyond will discuss what has caused Europe's current predicament, the threat of populism in multiple regions of the continent, and how the ideals of European integration could be revived and made workable again.

Upcoming area studies events in Regensburg

The following English-language events will take place soon. For all events, including those in German, please visit this page.

11-15 March 2019, IOS, Altes Finanzamt, Landshuter Str. 4

Winterschule Ukraine/ Winter school on Ukraine

Our colleagues at IOS warmly invite applications to participate in the winter school on Ukraine. There will also be a series of public events from 11-14 March. The programme is available here (in German).

CITAS News and Events

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Summer Semester 2019

CITAS Dialog 2019 - Europe Between Crisis and Revival

The CITAS Dialog series seeks to examine the state of Europe today, located between between crisis and revival as Brexit, tensions with Russia and the rise of populism in Europe and across the Atlantic impact European integration and Europe's international position.


Several events are already scheduled for the summer semester, including a discussion on Russia's role in international law on 25 April and a panel discussion on the impact of Brexit and the European elections on 13 June.

CITAS is grateful to the Vielberth foundation for supporting this series of events.

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2-4 May 2019, CITAS Conference - Call for Doctoral and Postdoc Papers

Obsolete, Resilient, Resurgent. The Nation-State in a Globalized World

The CITAS conference includes a panel of Turbo Talks for early career scholars. Here you can present your research briefly before enjoying informal and in-depth discussions with the experts from across the disciplines attending the conference. If you would like to present a Turbo Talk, please respond to the call for papers by 24 March.

This conference will Unistiftung-vielberthfeature a keynote lecture by Matthias Middell (Leipzig) on 2 May at 18.00 at Landshuter Str. 4 and a second keynote lecture by Joanna Bockman (George Mason University) on 3 May at 18.00 on campus in PT3.0.79. All are welcome to attend. The conference is supported by the Vielberth Foundation. The programme is available here.

Friday 15 February 2019

Regensburger Hochschultag - Degree Fair

CITAS organized a stand on 15th February 2019 at the Regensburg University Day and presented on the basis of the new flyer an overview of the study courses with double degrees of the Philosophical Faculties, which are conducted in cooperation with European partner universities.

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Winter Semester 2018/19, Mondays 18-20:00, H4 Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude

Lecture Series: Beyond the Nation? International and Transnational Oders and Identities

In Winter Semester 2018/19, CITAS coordinated a lecture series titled “Jenseits der Nation? Internationale und transnationale Ordnungen und Identitäten” (Beyond the Nation? International and Transnational Orders and Identities). The lectures were held on Mondays at 18.15 and presented multidisciplinary perspectives with contributions from cultural studies, history, linguistics, political science, law and economics.

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CITAS would like to express its sincere gratitude to all the lecturers who participated in the series, taking their time to provide stimulating talks and lead lively discussions afterwards.

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International Relations class visits from the Pindl Schule

CITAS was pleased to welcome to Prof. Natali Stegmann's talk in the CITAS lecture series a group of 12th-year pupils from the Pindl Schule together with their teacher Werner Schottenloher. The class studies international relations and gained insight into how the the subject can be examined historically and in the transnational context at university. The group was also given an introduction by Paul Vickers to the various international and binational study programmes on offer in Regensburg as they come to consider their options for their future.

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