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The CITAS Lecture Series this winter semester explores "Special Relations Revisited: Europe and the USA since the 19th century". It 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.


The next lecture in the CITAS Ringvorlesung takes place on 18 January, 18:15 - via Zoom. Katharina Gerund, associat professor of American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, explores the role of military spouses in shaping transatlantic relations and the image of the US from the bottom up, in the context of twenty-first century conflicts.

Find out more about the event here


27. Jan 2021, 12:15 Online Brownbag Session

Joanna Moszczyńska, Postdoc at CITAS, will present part of her ongoing project on Transcultural chronicles and travel writing in the 20th century. She looks forward to receiving feedback from colleagues, professors and any other interested audience members. In this presentation she will focus on the transatlantic conviviality evident in the works of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Gabriel García Márquez.

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


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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