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  • Working Paper SeriesGlobal and European Studies Institute

    at the University of Leipzig

    No 4

    Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig

    Annual Report2009 2011

    Leipziger Universittsverlag

  • Global and European Studies Institute

    Annual Report 2009 2011

  • Impressum/About the Annual Report

    The Global and European Studies Institute Annual Report informs about teaching and research activities of the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) at the University of Leipzig and is available free of charge.

    Editor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell

    Editorial staff: Lena Heinze, Forrest Kilimnik, Helen Paul

    For editorial comments or inquiries, please contact: lena.heinze@uni-leipzig.de

    For general inquiries, please send an e-mail to: gesi@uni-leipzig.de

    For further information about the GESI, please visit our website: www.uni-leipzig.de/~gesi

    News and current information are available online at: www.uni-leipzig.de/~gesi/news

    Global and European Studies Institute 2011

    Picture credits: Center for Area Studies; Global and European Studies Institute; The World History Network; Research Academy Leipzig

    Global and European Studies Institute (GESI)

    Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1

    04105 Leipzig

    +49 341 97 - 30230

    Germany

  • Table of Contents

    Part I: The Global and European Studies Institute

    List of abbreviations ............................................................................................................. i

    Preface ............................................................................................................................. iii

    1. Introduction: The Global and European Studies Institute .................................................... 1

    2. Research Profile ........................................................................................................... 2

    3. Networking and Integration .......................................................................................... 5

    3.1 Networking .......................................................................................................... 6

    3.2 International Organizations .................................................................................... 7

    3.3 International Cross-Linking ...................................................................................... 9

    4. Graduate Studies ....................................................................................................... 11

    4.1 European Master in Global Studies Consortium ...................................................... 11

    4.2 Masters Programme Global Studies A European Perspective in Leipzig ............... 14

    4.3 Masters Programme European Studies ............................................................... 16

    5. Postgraduate Studies .................................................................................................. 18

    5.1 Postgraduate Education within the Structured Doctoral Qualification Programme at the Research Academy Leipzig ............................................................................................. 18

    6. Events at GESI and at Interrelated Institutions ................................................................. 22

    7. Conferences and Workshops ...................................................................................... 26

    7.1 GESI Calendar of Major Academic Events 2009 .................................................... 26

    7.2 GESI Calendar of Major Academic Events 2010 .................................................... 35

    8. Female Spirit and Academia Empowerment the Other Way ......................................... 40

    9. Budget and Finances .................................................................................................. 42

    10. Global and European Studies Institute Fellows and Staff ........................................... 44

    10.1 Staff Structure ...................................................................................................... 44

  • 10.2 Guest Researcher and Visiting Scholars 20092011 .............................................. 48

    11. Journals, Electronic Forums and Working Paper Series ............................................... 50

    11.1 GESI Working Paper Series ................................................................................. 53

    Part II: Research Projects

    1. Research Projects at GESI and Interrelated Institutions .................................................... 54

    1.1 Changing World Orders ..................................................................................... 54

    1.2 Portals of Globalization ....................................................................................... 66

    1.3 Reflexive Global and Area Studies ........................................................................ 79

    2. Scholarship Programmes since 2009 ........................................................................... 91

    3. Research Prizes ......................................................................................................... 92

    Index of Names ............................................................................................................... 93

    Appendices

  • i

    List of abbreviations

    BMBF German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

    AAWH Asian Association of World History

    ACP African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

    AHA American Historical Association

    ANGH/RAHM African Network in Global History/Rseau Africain dHistoire Mondiale

    CAS Centre for Area Studies

    CIHRF Commission Internationale de la Recherche sur lHistoire dela Rvolution Franaise

    CISH Comit International des Sciences Historiques

    CNRS Centre national de la recherche scientifique

    CoE Council of Europe

    DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

    DFG German Research Foundation

    EMGS European Master in Global Studies

    ENIUGH European Network in Universal and Global History

    ENP European Neighbourhood Policy

    EU European Union

    EVZ Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future

    GDR German Democratic Republic

    GESI Global and European Studies Institute

    GK German Research Foundation Research Training Group

    GK 1261 German Research Foundation Research Training Group 1261 Critical Junctures of Globalization

    GWZO Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe Leipzig

    IfL Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

  • ii

    IPP International PhD Programme

    MERCOSUR Southern Common Market

    NOGWHISTO Network of Organisations in Global and World History

    OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

    PhD Doctor of Philosophy

    RAL Research Academy Leipzig

    SAB Development Bank of Saxony

    SADC Southern African Development Community

    SFB German Research Foundation Collaborative Research Centre

    SFB 700 German Research Foundation Collaborative Research Centre 700 Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood at the Freie University Berlin

    SMWK Saxonian State Ministry of Arts and Sciences

    SPP German Research Foundation Priority Programme

    SPP 1448 German Research Foundation Priority Programme 1448 Adaptation and Creativity in Africa Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder

    UNO United Nations Organization

    WHA World History Association

    WHO World Health Organisation

    WTO World Trade Organization

    UMR 8547 Research Unit Pays germaniques: histoires, culture, philosophie of the CNRS, Paris

  • iii

    Preface

    The Global and European Studies Institute was founded in 2008 by decision of the Rectorate of the University of Leipzig to integrate research and teaching around the two international masters programmes, formerly a part of the Centre for Advanced Studies where they were administered since 2005, into the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy. On 15 May 2009 Rector Franz Huser inaugurated a conference at the Saxon Academy of Sciences comparing the Institute for Cultural and Universal History under the directorate of Karl Lamprecht and its international relations at the beginning of the 20th century with the current situation of German universities and underlined in that respect the importance of GESIs teaching portfolio and research profile for the University of Leipzig. In the same week, the council of the Social Sciences Faculty decided to incorporate the institute. In fall 2009, for the first time, students were matriculated into the newly incorporated institute, while the 600th anniversary of the University of Leipzig provided opportunities to hold a couple of scientific events where GESI laid out its research foci.

    Looking back at the successful first two years of GESIs existence, we can conclude that the transition period with the move of personnel from the Centre for Advanced Studies to GESI and the reestablishment of the connections to non-university research centres like the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (GWZO) was completed. Furthermore, GESI and its partners in eleven countries worldwide were successful in applying for a second round of funding for the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Global Studies A European Perspective of the Europea

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