Eastern Europe’s societies and states were integrated in large-scale interactions through trade relations and migrations since the Middle Ages. Due to the first wave of globalisation, these global relations intensified since the mid-nineteenth century. They were severely modified in the era of global Cold War as well as in the subsequent period of transformation. Nowadays, these manifold transregional linkages are taking place in the context of an approaching multipolar world order and are shaped by digitalisation and acceleration of communication. The societies of Eastern Europe, equally to societies of other world regions, are facing a double challenge of on the one hand positioning themselves in and towards these relations and the arising chances and impositions, while on the other hand simultaneously being repositioned by these relations.
This double challenge is the subject of the joint Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) and the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area“ (EEGA) in Leipzig.
Source and further information: EEGA, Link (27 June 2018)