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Lecture Series returns Summer Semester 2021

CITAS is 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.

Information on the next lecture is below:



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 Brownbag Session

Chloé Chaudet (Université Clermont Auvergne) & Sebastian Herrmann (Universität Regensburg) - Transatlantic Circulations of Conspiracism: Europe and the United States

As part of the fellowship program by the Leibniz WissenschaftsCampus Europe and America in the Modern World, we proudly present Chloé Chaudet from the Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique (CELIS) of the University Clermont Auvergne. On June 21st at 12 pm Chloé Chaudet and Sebastian Herrmann (visiting professor at the chair of American Studies of the University Regensburg) will speak about conspiratorial fictions in Europe and America. Jonas Hock und Carmen Dexl will moderate the session.

When: June 21st 12pm

Where: Online via zoom (690 6245 2074)


Guest Lecture | Aleksandra Wiktorowska (Warsaw / Nancy) - Ryszard Kapuściński in Latin America. Latin America in Kapuściński’s writing

CITAS presents an online guest lecture by Dr. Aleksandra Wiktorowska (Warschau / Nacy). In her talk, Wiktorowska will speak about the processing of Ryszard Kapuściński´s Latin American experience in his literary work. You can find more information about this upcoming event here


LECTURE SERIES - Summer Semester 2021

Sprachliche Dynamiken im Raum: Sprachinseln zwischen Begegnung und Abschottung

CITAS is pleased to be collaborating with the Institute of Romance Studies and FoMuR in supporting this lecture series on linguistic dynamics and language islands.

The series takes place on Tuesdays, and exceptionally Thursdays, during the summer semester 2021.

The full programme is available here.


Globalization and Nationalisms: Historical Perspectives on a Complex Relationship - lecture series

Summer Semester 2021, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

This lecture series cooperation between the University of Regensburg (UR), the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) at UR, the University of Bayreuth (UB), the Institute for African Studies (IAS) at UB, the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies" at UB, and the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Europe and America in the Modern World".

The full programme and more details are available 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.

The first six articles include contributions by Jana Stöxen, who was awarded first prize in the inaugural Regensburg Prize for Outstanding Master's Theses in Area Studies in 2020, and by Verena Baier, who was the first UR doctoral student to participate in the Regensburg-Berkeley Doctoral Exchange Programme. Two essays emerged from the first CITAS conference in 2019, while CITAS Postdoc Joanna Moszczyńska has contributed a report on a workshop held at the ScienceCampus.


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)


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