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The Brownbag Sessions Return for a Triple Bill in June 2022

CITAS is pleased to invite you to the first of a triple bill of Brownbag Lectures in June 2022. With the gradual lifting of COVID restrictions, we are pleased that we can again offer some drinks and snacks during these lunchtime lectures. You are also welcome to fulfil the idea behind the name of the series by bringing your own lunch (not necessarily in a brown bag) to enjoy during the talk with international guests. All the talks take place at CITAS, Room 214 in the Sammelgebäude tower.

On 29 June at 12:15, Noah Bender, a visiting doctoral student at UR and IOS from the University of California, Berkley, will present his research on “Agents of Globalization: Shipping Companies, Labor Recruiters, and Landlords in the Making of Global Migration, 1870-1930”. Noah Bender is in Regensburg as part of the Berkeley-Regensburg Doctoral Exchange Program.

Lecture Series "Frictions and Transformations of Globalization"

CITAS is organizing the lecture series "Frictions and Transformations of Globalization" in cooperation with the ScienceCampus "Europe and America in the Modern World" in the upcoming summer semester. It takes place on Mondays from 18:15-19:45 in H19 (Sammelgebäude). The winners of the 2021 Regensburg Prize for Outstanding Master's Theses in Area Studies will receive their prizes in the lecture's first session on April 25. More information on the lecture series is available here. The full programm can be downloaded here.

International Conference - 19-21 May

Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic

For the full programme, please click here for the print version, or here for a PDF adapted for reading on screen.

You are warmly invited to attend the international conference Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic. The event will take place in Regensburg – and online – from 19-21 May. It is organized by the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) at the University of Regensburg (UR) and the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America, a joint initiative of UR and the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).

The keynote lecture at 16:15 (CET) on 19 May is open to all without registration. The speakers, Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein (University of Pennsylvania), will be presenting their talk – “Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions” – online although there will be a public viewing in lecture theatre H44 at UR. If you would like to join the Zoom webinar for the keynote lecture, please find the link here.

If you would like to attend the conference panels – whether in person or online – please register at info@europeamerica.de. This will help us to plan catering arrangements or enable us to send you the link for Zoom meeting for the conference panels. The panels start at 12:00 (CET) on 19 May in lecture theatre H44 at UR, while the sessions on 20-21 May will take place in lecture theatre H2 at UR. For the full programme, please click here.

Award of the 2021 Regensburg Prize for Outstanding Master’s Theses in Area Studies

We are pleased to announce the recipients of awards in the 2021 Regensburg Prize for Outstanding Master’s Theses in Area Studies. Find out more about the three winners and their research here. The prizes will be formally awarded at the opening of the next CITAS-ScienceCampus lecture series on 25 April 2022. The call for applications for this year’s edition of the prize will follow in summer.

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.

CITAS and the acting Area Studies Professors are offering numerous area studies courses for UR students in summer semester 2022







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