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Projects, Programmes & Grants

Through the Centre’s large and diverse network of institutional links, CAS supports as well as is a part of a range of transnational project, programmes, and inter-institutional grants both at the university and abroad.

Recent Projects

Repositioning Greece in a Globalizing World: Transatlantic Relationships between Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Asia and their Meaning for Greece

TypeInternational Research Project
Hosting Institution(s)Global and European Studies Institute (U Leipzig, Germany)
Faculty of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies (National and Kapodistrian U Athens, Greece)
Director(s)
Ioannis Th. Mazis (National and Kapodistrian U Athens, Greece)
Matthias Middell (U Leipzig, Germany)
Research Fellow(s)
Virginia Balafouta
Kostas Charokopos
Augusta Dimou
Konstantinos Grivas
Ilias Iliopoulos
Candidate Ioannis Kotoulas
Steffi Marung
Candidate Michalis Sarlis
Adamantios Skordos
Candidate Ioannis P. Sotiropoulos
Alexandros Stoyannos
Stefan Troebst
FundingSince 2014
Funding TermGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
InformationHomepage
ContactNinja Steinbach-Hüther (Project Coordinator): Ninja.Steinbach-Huether(at)uni-leipzig.de

 

East-Central Europe in Transnational Perspective

Type Grant
Hosting Institution(s) Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Leipzig, Germany

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

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany
Funding State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (SMWK)
Funding Term Since 2012
Website Homepage

 

 

In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers: A Global Labour History (1950-2010)

TypeInternational Research Project
Hosting Institution(s)International Institute of Social History, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
Partner(s)Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, Gemany

DFG Research Training Group (GK 1261): "Critical Junctures of Globalization", University of Leipzig, Germany
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Linden
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands) 

Dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands)

Dr. Raquel Varela
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands)
WebsiteHomepage

Previous Projects

Changing Stateness in Africa

TypeResearch Project within the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1448: “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa – Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder”
Hosting Institution(s)University of Leipzig (Germany), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), University of Yaounde I (Cameroon)
Partner(s)Centre for Area Studies (CAS), Global and European Studies Institute (GESI), Institute of African Studies, Faculty of Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences (University of Yaounde I)
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig) Prof. Dr. Matthias Middel (Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig) Prof. Dr. David Simo (Professor of German and Comparative Literature and Culture)
Duration2 years
FundingGerman Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding Term2011-2012
WebsiteWWW

East-Central Europe Transnational

TypeLeipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe Working Group
Hosting Institution(s)Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe, Germany
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Frank Hadler
(Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
(Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany)
FundingFederal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Funding Term2006-2013
WebsiteHomepage

East-Central Europe Transnational Handbook

Type Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe Working Group
Hosting Institution(s) Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe, Germany
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Frank Hadler
(Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell
(Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany)
Funding Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Funding Term 2008 - 2013
Website Homepage

In the Same Boat? Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers: A Global Labour History (1950-2010)

Type International Research Project
Hosting Institution(s) International Institute of Social History, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
Partner(s) Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, Gemany

DFG Research Training Group (GK 1261): "Critical Junctures of Globalization", University of Leipzig, Germany
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Marcel van der Linden
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands) 

Dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands)

Dr. Raquel Varela
(International Institute of Social History, Netherlands)
Website Homepage

Multiple Secularities

TypeResearch Project
Hosting Institution(s)Institute for the Study of Religion, University of Leipzig, Germany
Partner(s)Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Leipzig, Germany

Institute of the Study of Culture, University of Leipzig, Germany
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
(Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Leipzig, Germany)
FundingState Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (SMWK)
WebsiteHomepage

SFB 586: "Difference and Integration: Interaction between Nomadic & Settled Forms of Life in the Civilizations of the Old World"

TypeCollaborative Research Centre (SFB 586)
Hosting Institution(s)Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

University of Leipzig, Germany
Partner(s)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig 

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany

Orient Institute Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Gertel
(Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany)
FundingGerman Research Foundation (DFG)
Funding Term2001-2012
WebsiteHomepage

Welcome to Africa

TypeUniversity Cooperation Programme
Hosting Institution(s)German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the Institute of African Studies, International SEPT Program, Global and European Studies Institute (GESI), Centre for Area Studies (CAS), Research Academy Leipzig (RAL)
Partner(s)Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPPS) at the Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); Université de Yaoundé I (Cameroon)
Director(s) /
Spokesperson(s)/
Representative(s)
Dr. Claudia Böhme (Institute of African Studies)
Lena Heinze (Centre for Area Studies)
Dr. Victoria Reinhardt (Global and European Studies Institute)
Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (International SEPT Programme)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences at the Research Academy Leipzig)
Isabelle Maringer (International Office Leipzig)
Duration1 to 3 months
FundingGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Funding Term2012 - 2015
WebsiteWWW