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Lecture Series will return in Summer Semester 2021

CITAS will be 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.

The next lecture takes place on 15 April 2021, 18:15.

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 2021

Anne Brüske

Joanna Moszczyńska

Anna Steigemann

Andreas Sudmann

(all seminars)

Andreas Sudmann is co-organizer of the international workshop Research on Research: Methodological Approaches and Empirical Challenges in the Digital Age. Ethnography Meets Artificial Intelligence. It will take place online on 22-23 April 2021. Find out more here:

The winners of the first Regensburg Prize for Excellent Master's Theses

were announced on 9 November, during the CITAS Lecture Series.

The first prize went to Jan Stöxen for her anthropological case study of a housing estate in the Bereceni district of Bucharest. Her research involved living in a flat there and collaborating closely with the inhabitants.Two second prizes were awarded to Daniela Weinbach, now a doctoral student at the ScienceCampus, for her study of film remakes, and to Melanie Hussinger, who explored memory cultures in Russia as part of her degree in East European Studies. Congratulations to all three prize winners!

The three winners received a cash prize in recognition of their outstanding research in fields related to area studies.

A call will be launched again in summer 2021 for the second edition of the prize. Find out more about the winners here

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.

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