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Lecture Series returns Winter Semester 2021/2022 - Wednesdays from 20 October, 16:00-17:30, UR lecture theatre H4

The upcoming CITAS-Lecture Series will take place under the title: "The Mediterranean and its Blind Spots: Transhistorical Perspectives on a Contested Area". The program can be found here together with a poster.

This lecture series features specialists from different disciplines including history, language and cultural studies, anthropology, and archaeology, covering various periods from antiquity to the present. UR students can sign up via GRIPS while all other attendees should write to islands@ur.de if they want to participate via zoom.

The first Brownbag Session of the new Semester takes place on Weds, 20 October at 12:15. Brigitte Le Normand (Maastrict and Humboldt fellow at IOS) will present her latest book, Citizens without Borders. The event will take place in person in VG1.31 or via Zoom. More details here.

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.

Students can apply until 31 October 2021. The full call for applications is available here, with further details outlined on this page.

DIMAS - Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies

DIMAS - the Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies - is currently being developed. Here you can find an outline (in German) of the questions that will be explored at DIMAS and which professorships will be involved. On 7/8 October the applicants for the professorship Dynamics of Virtual Communication Spaces will each hold a lecture.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus has launched a new Blog-Journal, "Frictions"

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 frictions@europeamerica.de 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.

CITAS and the acting Area Studies Professors are offering numerous area studies courses for UR students in summer semester 2021

Anne Brüske

Joanna Moszczyńska

Andreas Sudmann

(all seminars)



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