East-Central Europe in Transnational Perspective
The programme focuses at studying the transnational entanglements of Eastern Europe and aims at distinguishing the special transnational quality, which is a result of the imperial past of the region, the specific role in the constellation of the Cold War and the dynamics of the particular Europeanisation and globalisation processes emerging after 1989.
In recent years there has been an enormous rise in research on transnationality and globality in the past and present, inspired by the present-day experiences with Europeanization and globalization as well as the response to the demand for a historical localization, which reflects these specific experiences while examining their causes and path dependencies.
Over the past years the University of Leipzig has evolved into a well-known research centre on East-Central Europe, with several applied research institutions contributing to this development.
As research on transnational entanglements requires an interdisciplinary context in social sciences and cultural studies, the programme is embedded in a network of university facilities and applied research institutions. Accordingly, scientists – both in Leipzig and partner institutions in East-Central Europe – participate in an interdisciplinary consortium.
- Global and European Studies Institute (GESI)
- Leipzig Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO)
- Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)
- Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest, Institute of History
- Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Institute of History
- Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Wroclaw
- Institute for Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)
- Masaryk University Brno, Institute of History
The project is funded by the Saxonian State Ministry of Arts and Sciences (Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, SMWK).
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