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CITAS is co-organizing a lecture series in summer semester 2021. Prof. Dr. Anne Brüske and Joanna Moszczyńska have developed a programme on Rethinking Area Studies and Space from the Global South | Area Studies und Raum vom Globalen Süden her neu denken. There will be contributions from Regensburg and from prominent guest lecturers. Students can sign up using the link above. Find out more about the event here. The programme is now available.
Information on the next lecture is below:
CITAS and the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America have launched the second edition of the Prize for Outstanding Master's Theses in Area Studies at UR. The prize promotes the development of research and teaching with relevance to area studies in the fields of social sciences, humanities, law and economics.
In the upcoming guest lecture CITAS proudly presents Augusto Paim from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Paim is a specialist for comics journalism, a journalistic side genre which has been gaining more and more attention since the 1990s. Paim will introduce the main topics of his doctoral research, like the use of sketchbooks as a journalistic tool and the aesthetics of comics reportage. Several examples of journalistic comics will be showed, as well as discussions related to this field.
The guest lecture will be held online via zoom (Meeting-ID: 648 7413 2746). More information about the upcoming talk you can find here.
CITAS is pleased to be collaborating with the Institute of Romance Studies and FoMuR in supporting this lecture series on linguistic dynamics and language islands.
The series takes place on Tuesdays, and exceptionally Thursdays, during the summer semester 2021.
This lecture series cooperation between the University of Regensburg (UR), the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) at UR, the University of Bayreuth (UB), the Institute for African Studies (IAS) at UB, the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies" at UB, and the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Europe and America in the Modern World".
It explores Europe, America and Global Transformations through an area studies lens. It welcomes contributions from all levels of academia, as well as pieces from outside academia.
The initiative is open to a variety of formats, from peer-reviewed essays to shorter notes and opinion pieces, as well as photography and videos. Find out more here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss contributing.
The first six articles include contributions by Jana Stöxen, who was awarded first prize in the inaugural Regensburg Prize for Outstanding Master's Theses in Area Studies in 2020, and by Verena Baier, who was the first UR doctoral student to participate in the Regensburg-Berkeley Doctoral Exchange Programme. Two essays emerged from the first CITAS conference in 2019, while CITAS Postdoc Joanna Moszczyńska has contributed a report on a workshop held at the ScienceCampus.
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