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DFG Postdoctoral project for joanna moszczyńska

CITAS is delighted that Joanna Moszczyńska has rejoined the University of Regensburg. She was a postdoctoral researcher at CITAS from October 2020 until March 2022. During this time she successfully applied for funding through the DFG Walter Benjamin Programme. She will be based at the Institute for Romance Studies where she will develop her project on Literary Journalism in the Cold War. Find out more about the project and her research interests here.

Area Studies Professorships at DIMAS

Area Studies research and teaching in Regensburg is being strengthened further with the appointment of four permanent professors to DIMAS - the Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies at the University of Regensburg. Two more faculty members will be joining soon. Find out more about our new colleagues here. There are more details on the scope and aims of DIMAS here.

Graduate Masterclass | Jeffrey Olick (Virginia) Collective Memory between Ethics, Regret and Manipulation

9 November 2022, 14:00-18:00, SG.214 (aka CITAS). More information.

Sociologist, historian and memory studies expert Jeffrey Olick will be giving a masterclass for master's students and PhD researchers. Please register with REAF by 3 November

REAF is happy to join PUR and the Leibniz ScienceCampus in cordially inviting MA students and PhD candidates to a

Masterclass for Master Students and PhD Candidates Collective Memory between Ethics, Regret and Manipulation with Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Olick, Professor of Sociology and History, University of Virginia, and
Co-President of the Memory Studies Association (MSA)

Please register at reaf@ur.de until November 3, 2022!

Participants will be asked to read a short introductory text by Jeffrey Olick, who will be giving a short impulse talk before discussing the text and participants' projects.

Jeffrey Olick is coming to Regensburg as the Keynote Speaker at the annual conference of the Postgraduate Forum in the German Association of American Studies on "Remembering - Transnational Memory Cultures and American Studies", taking place in Regensburg November 10-12. Please find further information here: go.ur.de/pgf-2022. The lecture is also part of the joint Graduate School-ScienceCampus research colloquium. His keynote talk takes place on 10 November at 19:00 in PT3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal).

Prof. Olick's stay in Regenburg is generously supported by the Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation among interested MA students and PhD candidates.

Transregional History Colloquium (DIMAS)

Prof. Dr. Timothy Nunan is organizing in winter semester 2022/23 a colloquium on transregional history featuring speakers from around the world as well as from Regensburg.

Please find the programme here for more details.

Next session: 23 November 2022, 16:15 - online via Zoom and in presence at Ios (Landshuter str. 4, Room 017)

Volha Bartash (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung)

“Memory Activism and the Commemoration of the Nazi Genocide of Roma in the Baltics"

PDF with event details and Zoom link

Call for Applications - Master's Thesis Prize in Area Studies 2022

CITAS and the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America are pleased to announce the launch of the third 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. It was awarded for the first time in 2020 and demonstrates the value of the close cooperation between the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and UR.

Candidates can either nominate themselves or be nominated by their advisors. As well as students taking MA degrees, the prize is open to those completing Staatsexamen (in law for example) or those studying for a teaching degree. The top prize is 400 EUR, with two second prizes of 200 EUR. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2022. Please find the call for applications here in English and here in German.

As well as prize money, the winners also have the chance to publish in the Blog-Journal Frictions. In spring 2021, two texts by Jana Stöxen, who received first place in the inaugural edition of this prize for her study “Legacies of Romanian Socialism”, published two texts there. More details on the previous winners of the Regensburg Area Studies Prize can be on the CITAS page.

Call for Applications for 2023/24 - Berkeley-Regensburg Doctoral Exchange Program

CITAS is pleased to invited applications for the doctoral exchange programme with the Institute for European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, for the 2023/24 academic year. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2022. All applicants must be based at the University of Regensburg and/or IOS. You must still be a PhD researcher when completing your stay in Berkeley, i.e. you may not yet have submitted your doctoral thesis for assessment.

Please find the call for applications here in English and here in German. More details on the doctoral exchange program and applying to Berkeley can be found here.

26-28 October 2022, Berlin

Conference | Latin America and East-Central Europe: Comparisons, Bridges, Entanglements

The literary entanglements between Latin America and East Central Europe from the 20th century to the present are politically, culturally, and literarily diverse, but never random: Critical examinations of terms such as »post-imperial«, »marginal«, or »peripheral« are reflected in their respective intellectual fields and literary productions that negotiate transatlantic »elective affinities«, while competing for recognition within the history of world literature. 

The international conference explores literary history, poetics, intellectual networks, and aesthetic theory on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The participating scholars will discuss the situatedness of the literatures and actors of the regions and reflect on their transcultural and transareal convivialities. 

The event is co-organized by CITAS postdoctoral researcher  Joanna Moszczyńska. The full programme can be found here along with more details on the website.

Courses by DIMAS Area-Studies Professors in Winter Semester 2022/23





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