03.04. 2017


30.04. 2017

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Dr. Martina Keilbach



The Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) – a consortium of Sogang University (South Korea), University of Pittsburgh (USA), University of Tampere (Finland), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), University of Leipzig (Germany) – and supported by the Collaborative Research Centre  “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” as well as by the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig invites paper proposals for presentations and participation in a summer school for PhD students to be held 12–15 June 2017 in Leipzig.

Research Context of the Summer School

Since 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered PhD students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences across the globe for an annual summer school centring on presentations by leading scholars as well as by PhD students. As a truly transregional collaboration, it profits from the willingness of participants to share the core arguments of their current research project and to situate it in a global context. The Leipzig based Graduate School Global and Area Studies, the local organizer of this year’s joint conference, currently comprises of 120 PhD candidates from more than 30 countries and from a wide range of disciplines across the social sciences, history, and the study of cultures. Its annual summer school is an integral component of the PhD programme and occupies a special place within the educational concept of the graduate school by providing PhD candidates with a forum to present the results of their respective research to their peer group, including fellow PhD candidates and postdocs from abroad. Encouraged by the very positive experience we made in 2013, with this collaboration we are happy to announce the summer school of 2017 as a joint effort with FUTH and we invite young researchers from all over the world whose research interests are in line with the focus of this year’s summer school to partake.


Young researchers interested in the summer school are cordially invited to submit either a proposal for a panel or an individual paper. The application should include:

  • Personal details as well as academic status, including relevant academic affiliation.
  • An abstract of 300 to 500 words, together with an explanation of its connection to the ongoing dissertation as well as its relevance to the overall topic of the summer school.

Please send via e-mail to: University of Leipzig, Graduate School Global and Area Studies

Registration and application deadline: 30 April 2017 Authors of accepted papers will be informed no later than 10 May 2017. A maximum of 25 papers will be selected. In order to prepare academic commentary, submission of the actual paper (10 pages) is expected by 31 May 2017. The paper will be pre-circulated and should fit within a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes. Participation fee The participation fee is 50 Euro. This fee covers the costs of all conference material (including a reader of relevant publications which will be discussed at the summer school by keynote speakers), refreshments during the breaks, lunches, as well as participation in the welcome reception and the cultural events that will be held during the summer school. Upon request, reasonably priced accommodations in Leipzig will be arranged by the conference office. With successful participation in the summer school, it will be possible to receive a certificate from the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences. Further information can be found under: Childcare Childcare will be provided for all events. Registration is requested by 31 May 2017 and should be sent to the above-mentioned address.

Source: GSGAS (1 April 2017)