Area Studies is represented in Regensburg by a rich array of institutions and initiatives.
Please see the German page for a full list of current events and an archive of all past events in both languages.
Regensburg European-American Forum offers numerous events in English.
The Research Colloquium at the Chair of European History at UR offers a regular series on Tuesdays, 16:15, with some talks in English.
The posters below link to some events taking place this semester.
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.
The Seminar of the Economics Section at IOS has numerous events in English, icluding lectures on conflict in Ukraine, British detention camps in Kenya, migration and health care. Researchers from universities from around the world contribute to the series, which is held on Tuesdays from 13:30 to 15:00 at IOS (Room 109). The programme can be found here.
The research laboratory on Southeast and East European history and anthropology will host regular seminars on Thursdays from 14:00-16:00 throughout the semester. The programme can be found here.
Ongoing until 9 May - CinEsCultura Film Festival - Our friends at the Spanish Research Centre are currently hosting their annual film festival, with a focus this year on Chile.
Europe Week from 7 May – Our friends at the Europaeum – East-West Centre will launch their series of Europawoche events on 7 May. This year the focus is on Romania, with a host of discussions, lectures and films, as well as culinary delights, to be enjoyed throughout the week.
On Tuesday 14 May, Jennifer Keating (University College Dublin) will speak at the research seminar of the chair of European History on "Anti-colonial rebellion and political ecology: The Russian civil war in Central Asia, 1916-1920". The event takes place in the Vielberth Building, VG2.39 starting at 16:15.
The IOS Annual Conference will take place from 23-25 May 2019 - Firms and Social Change in Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Historical, Political and Economic Perspectives. The full programme can be found here.
The Regensburg Lectures on Eastern Europe included one event co-organized with CITAS, the discussion with Lauri Mälksoo and Gesine Dornblüth on 25 April. The series will continue with further discussions on the situation of academia in Hungary, Hungary’s relations to Europe and the situation in eastern Ukraine. The full programme can be found here.
Lecture Series – Migration and Education (Migration und Bildung). On selected Wednesdays throughout the semester, a lecture series organized by Prof. Dr. Meiser Munser-Kiefer take place at 18:00 in Lecture Theatre H3. Among those contributing is Ulf Brunnbauer, chair of the CITAS Executive Board. His lecture on 17 July will discuss fears of migration currently expressed in Eastern Europe. The full programme can be found here.
On September 23-24 the Serbian-Bavarian Higher Education Day, coordinated by our colleagues at Bayhost, will take place in Bamberg. The event aims to develop cooperation in research and teaching between the countries both in natural and engineering sciences and humanities and social sciences. The programm can be found here.
REAF Research Afternoon
REAF cordially invites you to join us for our Research Afternoon on 18 July 2019, in Room PT 3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal) from 2-5pm!
REAF is delighted to welcome back Professor Dr. Jeannette E. Jones and Professor Dr. Alexander Vazansky from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for this Research Afternoon.
|We are looking forward to Prof. Dr. Alexander Vazansky's talk, titled "'I'll Bleed for Myself:' Black Power and Anti-Vietnam Activism in the U.S. Army in Germany."|
|We are also looking forward to a Research Roundtable with Prof. Dr. Jones. In a conversational setting, she will introduce her own research and discuss the state, role, and future of American Studies and academia in current political climates. Students will also be given the chance to informally talk about their own research interests.|
The Research Afternoon Program is as follows:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Vazansky—“’I’ll Bleed for Myself:’ Black Power and Anti-Vietnam Activism in the U.S. Army in Germany.”
|4:00||Research Roundtable with Prof. Dr. Jeannette E. Jones|
23-25 November 2018, Landshuter Str. 4, Room 017
The research network „Grenze/n in nationalen und transnationalen Erinnerungskulturen" (Border/s in national and transnational memory cultures) and the Bohemicum are organizing a conference featuring several talks in English. The programme can be found here.
The keynote lecture is organized in collaboration with the Forum series at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies. Petra James (Brussels) will present a lecture titled "The Spectre and the 'Haunting Past': Literary Representations of Central European Dictatorships of the 20th Century". She is a lecturer in literary studies specializing in East-Central Europe. The lecture is at 17:00 on 23 November.
Lecture. 13. November 2018, 6 pm, H25 Vielberth Gebäude, Universität Regensburg
The Faculty of Law receives a delegation from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, including Chancellor and Dean Professor David Faigman, who will give a lecture on “Constitutional Law in the Age of Trump”. Furthermore, students will be introduced to Hastings College's LL.M. program.
14 November 2018, 2-4pm, UR ZH 5
REAF - Regensburg European American Forum - invites you to a Roundtable with Dr. Jennifer Reimer (Lise-Meitner Fellow at the University of Graz) on "Perspectives and Politics of (Transnational) American Studies".
Dr. Reimer is also giving a presentation during the *gesellschaft macht geschlecht* events titled "Gender and Migration: Women, Sex(uality) and the Global Economy" on 14 November, 6 pm in H3, Universität Regensburg.
25-27 October 2018, Historisches Kolleg, Kaulbachstr. 15, Munich
"Studying East and Southeast Europe as Area Studies: Paradigms, Themes, Methods for the 21st Century" is the title of the fifth annual GSOSES conference. Keynote lectures will be held by Diane Koenker (SSEES, London) on "Encounters with Others: Tourism and Internationalization of Soviet Cuisine" on 25 October at 17.00 and by Frank Hadler (Leipzig) on "How to Study Eastern Europe as a Global Area" on 26 October at 17.45.
11-12. OCtober 2018. IOS, Landshuter Str. 4, ROOM 017;
IOS in cooperation with the Herder Institute (Marburg) and the Bavarian State Library (BSB) organized a conference on the visual cultural history of representations of Eastern Europe after WWI.
The programme can be found here
12. June, 18.00, UR Kunsthalle (above Foyer Audimax/Bücher Pustet)
Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat will present his new book project on American Exceptionalism. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring the President of the University of Regensburg Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling and Prof. Dr. Ben Chappell (American Studies, University of Kansas; Fulbright Visiting Professor).
The event is organized by the Regensburg European American Forum (REAF). The discussion will take place in English
13 June, 18.15, Vielberth-Gebäude 2.39 and 14 June, 10.15, Vielberth-Gebäude H24
On 13 June at 18.15 (VG 2.39) Prof. Dr Jenny Pearce (LSE, London) will give a lecture on "Security, Citzenship and Agency in Latin America" followed by another on 14 June at 10.15 (VG.H24) on "Citizenship and Violence in Latin America".
The lectures have been organized by Prof. Dr Karlfriedrich Herb (Political Philosophy and the History of Ideas) and are supported by the Vielberth-Foundation. The lectures are part of the "Brasilien Kontext" series.
5 June 2018, 12.00, VG. H. 25
Prof. Dr. Anne-Julia Zwierlein (British Studies, Regensburg) and Prof. Rainer Liedtke (European History, Regensburg) invite you to a Lunchtime Talk on Brexit. Participating in the discussion are Prof. Dr. Kirstie Blair (Head of the School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde) and Prof. Dr. David Rechter (Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford).
The talk will take place in English and will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Jochen Petzold (British Studies, Regensburg).
21-23 June 2018, IOS, Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg
The sixth IOS Annual Conference begins on 21 June 2018 at 17.00 with lectures by Małgorzata Fidelis (Department of History, University of Illinois, Chicago) and Pieter Vanhuysse (Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark). CITAS Executive Committee member and IOS Director Ulf Brunnbauer will give the opening remarks.
The event continues on 22 and 23 June with a series of panels on social policy in East and Southeast Europe. The full programm can be found here. The event will be held in English.
REAF @ 10. 28-29 June 2018
Our friends at the Regensburg European American Forum are celebrating their tenth anniversary on 28-29 June with a programme of lectures, talks and discussions addressing a broad range of transnational, Transatlantic and global themes. The opening keynote lecture by David Savran (CUNY) will take place at 17:00 on 28 June.
The members of the CITAS Executive Committee are delighted to have been invited alongside Volker Depkat to participate in a roundtable discussion on Area Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on 29 June at 15:15. It wil be moderated by the President of the University of Regensburg, and REAF founder, Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel.
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