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Partners' Events on Area Studies

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.

Regensburg-Rijeka Lectures: New Trends in Southeast European Studies

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.

Partners' past events - Winter semester 2020/21

Partners' past events - Winter semester 2019/20

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.

Partners' past events - Summer semester 2019

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.

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Acls Picture _002_ 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.”

3:45 Coffee Break
4:00 Research Roundtable with Prof. Dr. Jeannette E. Jones
5:15 Reception

Partners' past events - Winter semester 2018/19

23-25 November 2018, Landshuter Str. 4, Room 017

Between National and Transnational Memory Narratives

Lecture. 13. November 2018, 6 pm, H25 Vielberth Gebäude, Universität Regensburg

Professor David Faigman Chancellor & Dean UC Hastings - "Constitutional Law in the age of Trump"

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 Roundtable with Dr. Jennifer Reimer

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

5th Annual Conference: Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies

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"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.

The full programme can be downloaded here.

11-12. OCtober 2018. IOS, Landshuter Str. 4, ROOM 017;

Conference: Images and Languages of Despair and Violence. Representations of Eastern Europe after the Great War

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

Partners' past events - Summer semester 2018

12. June, 18.00, UR Kunsthalle (above Foyer Audimax/Bücher Pustet)

Volker Depkat "American Exceptionalism: Book project presentation and roundtable discussion.

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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

Two lectures on violence and citizenship in Latin America by Prof. Dr Jenny Pearce (LSE)

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

Brexit - Lunchtime Talk

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

IOS - Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Annual Conference 2018: Social Policy in East and Southeast Europe in Past and Present Demographic Challenges and Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion

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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

Regensburg European American Forum celebrates its tenth anniversary

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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