Publication Series

Global History and International Studies

Edited by Ulf Engel, Frank Hadler, and Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig), this series is intended to combine the strengths of new scholarship in the field of transnational and global studies with the needs of an increasing European textbook market, which addresses the new structure of graduate programmes in post-disciplinary fields such as global studies.

Transnationale Geschichte

Transnationale Geschichte is published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen and edited by Michael Geyer (University of Chicago) and Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig). The series, started in 2012, offers a framework for contributions to the fast growing field of transnational history and brings together studies on Europeanization and border-crossing processes in other parts of the world.

CAS Working Papers

The CAS Working Paper Series allows for quick but nevertheless carefully reviewed publication of results from ongoing research as well as also offers the opportunity to make available guest researchers’ contributions to the Centre’s work. The Working Papers are published by Leipzig University Press and checked against the quality standards of the Centre by members of its Executive Board.

SPP 1448 Working Papers

The series by the DFG Priority Programme (SPP 1448): “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa – Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder” provides insights into running research activities of the various projects funded by the German Research Council (DFG) under the umbrella of the programme with its members at different German universities as well as at African partner institutions.

GESI Working Papers

With its working paper series, the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) offers the opportunity to publish first-hand insights into current research, often directly from fieldwork or recent excursions to archives. At the same time, the series provides useful tools for further research such as bibliographic essays or overviews on institutional settings important for a certain research area.


Comparativ is devoted to modern world and global history. It focuses on past and present globalizations; the manifold social, cultural, political, and economic aspects are addressed from the perspectives of both change over time and variation over space (their different processes of territorialization and spatiality: regional, national, European, and worldwide). Comparative perspectives are taken up, as are studies on cross-cultural entanglements, exchanges, and transfer. Comparativ publishes articles in German, English, and French while serving as a communication forum for the European Network in Universal and Global history, an international community of scholars who are engaged in elaborating new perspectives in the field of world and global history.