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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.


Transnational Memory and Migration in the Graphic Novel Fußnoten (2017). The artist Nacha Vollenweider in conversation with the researcher Jasmin Wrobel.

27. Jan. 2022, 18:15

online via Zoom - more information (in German)

This event brings together art and literature with research to explore the themes of exile, migration and homeland (Heimat). The Argentinian author and illustrator Nacha Vollenweider will give a reading (in German) from her book, which connects Hamburg in the year 2015 with Argentina’s past as part of the search for traces of her family history. In the conversation with Jasmin Wrobel, whose research explores Latin American graphic novels, they will focus on questions of memory, both individual and collective.

CITAS Conference 2022: Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic, 19-21 May 2022 | Call for Papers - Deadline 10. Jan. 2022

The conference aims to examine a variety of different crisis narratives brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic from an area studies perspective. More details of the conference together with the call for papers can be found here

The conference is organized jointly with the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World.

Berkeley-Regensburg Doctoral Exchange Program - Academic Year 2022/23

We invite applications to the Berkeley-Regensburg Doctoral Exchange Program for the 2022/23 academic year. The program is open to PhD students at UR and IOS. The successful must complete their stay at IES before submitting their thesis. The program allows a doctoral researcher to spend up to five months at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. More details can be found here.

Prestigious dissertation prize for Joanna Moszczyńska

Joanna Moszczyńska, postdoctoral researcher at CITAS, is the recipient of the 2021 European Brazilian Studies Association (ABRE) Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations (ABRE Prize 2021). She defended PhD thesis, A memória da Destruição na escrita judaico-brasileira depois de 1985: Por uma literatura pós-Holocausto emergente no Brasil  (Memory of the Shoah in Jewish-Brazilian Writing after 1985: Towards a post-Holocaust literature in Brazil), at Freie Universität Berlin. It is scheduled to appear in book form in spring 2022 with Peter Lang Verlag.

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.

Online Book Presentation - 23 Nov, 18:00-19:00

Heritage under Socialism: Preservation in Eastern and Central Europe, 1945-1991

Online via Zoom - register via events-hira@herder-institut.de

This event features two of the editors, Corinne Geering (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig) and Paul Vickers (CITAS, University of Regensburg). There will be a commentary from Emanuela Grama (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh), with Peter Haslinger (Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg) chairing. More details of the launch are available here.

Details of the book can be found at here, while a PDF-flyer with more details of the volume (and the promotion code) can be found here. Orders placed directly with the publisher in November receive a notable discount.

Regensburg-Rijeka Lectures: New Trends in Southeast European Studies

On 16 November and 14 December, starting 11:15, there will be online sessions involving scholars from the two centres, discussing cutting-edge research in Southeast European Studies. The programme is available here to download.

The discussions will cover themes including urban aesthetics, motherhood, shipyards and labour law.

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 winter semester 2021/22

Anne Brüske

Sommersemester 2022:

Joanna Moszczyńska

Andreas Sudmann

(all seminars)



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