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The CITAS Lecture Series returns this winter semester. "Special Relations Revisited: Europe and the USA since the 19th century" is organized in collaboration with the Leibniz-ScienceCampus Europe and America. The series is open to all and takes place online, via Zoom, each Monday from 18:15. Lectures will be in German or English-

Students of UR can find the course in LSF.

CITAS welcomes three new acting professors in Area Studies-related fields - MEET THEM on 2.12.20 at 12:00

The University of Regensburg has employed three new acting professors to further develop the university's profile in area-studies related research and teaching. Find out more about Anne Brüske, Anna Steigemann and Andreas Sudmann here.

There will be an opportunity to meet with all three professors and learn more about their research on Wednesday 2 December from 12:00 to 13:45 during the Area Studies Advent. Here they will present their research and vision for the development of area studies.

The next lecture in the CITAS Ringvorlesung takes place on 30. November, 18:15 - via Zoom. Dagmar Schmelzer, UR lecturer in Romance Studies, Francophone Canadian identity and its transnational dimensions and relationship with Anglophone North America. This lecture will be held in German. Find out more about the event 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

CITAS welcomes two new members of staff.

Dr. Joanna Moszczyńska, a specialist in Latin American Studies, has joined CITAS as a postdoctoral researcher. Find out more about her here.

Ivo Music, a student of Public History at UR, has joined CITAS as a research assistant.

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