Research, Science and Teaching about Eastern Europe

The Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe – Global Area" EEGA examines the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under conditions of globalization including migration, economic interdependence, cultural exchange and political integration processes, and focuses on five research fields:

  • Mobilities and Migration Regimes in Eastern Europe

  • The Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order In-The-Making

  • Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies

  • Cultural and Intellectual Perspectives and Identifications

  • Eastern Europe in Times of Europeanization

The Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies research area illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the EEGA. The program is headed by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn, an economic geographer and managing director of the Institute of Geography at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben, an agricultural scientist and director of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transformation Economies in Halle, as well as Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt, economist and institute director of the Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig.

Professor Posselt appreciates the EEGA’s impact as an interdisciplinary network: "In combination with applied science and Fraunhofer IMW’s expertise in the Central and Eastern European region, EEGA is increasing the opportunities for research, science and teaching across Eastern Europe."

Self-positioning of Eastern European Societies in Global Relations

Key information at a glance

Application deadline: 25 August, 2017

Conference dates: 6 November, 2017 – 7 November, 2017

Venue: Saxon Academy of Sciences (SAW)

Submission type: Proposals for papers, panels or presentations

Recipient: leibniz-eega@ifl-leipzig.de

The core objective of the interdisciplinary conference Self-positioning of Eastern European Societies in Global Relations is to raise awareness for the autonomy of Eastern European countries and societies with regard to processes of globalization. The special focus lies on textbooks, as they are highly influential in the self-representation of nations.

Papers may be submitted in German, English, French, Polish and Russian. The conference language for presentations and discussions will be English. Travel and accommodation expenses for participants invited for presentation will be covered by the conference organizers. Presenters are invited to publish a summary of their paper in the EEGA@connections series of the online journal Connections – A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists.

EEGA@interaction: Thematic Workshops and Conferences

Key information at a glance

Application deadline: 28 August, 2017

Funding start date: 1 February, 2018

Submission type: One PDF file with a maximum of seven pages or 2 MB

Recipient: L_Dallywater@ifl-leipzig.de

With EEGA@interaction, the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe – Global Area" (EEGA) offers support for thematic workshops, thematic writing retreats, conferences and discussion forums. All Postdocs from EEGA member institutions and their cooperation partners are eligible to submit proposals before August 28th, 2017.

Start of funding is possible from February 1st, 2018. Events can take place in Germany or Eastern Europe and the group size should be between five and 25 participants. In addition to financial support, the ScienceCampus also provides assistance with administrative and organizational tasks.

The scholars organizing the event are asked to mention and display the Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA as a supporter in the conference materials and announcements. Following the event, a summary of the results will be published as a working paper in the EEGA@connections series of the online journal Connections – A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists.

EEGA@future: Postdoc Funds for Preparation of Funding Applications

Key information at a glance

Application deadline: 31 August, 2017

Funding start date: 1 March, 2018

Funding period: From one month to a maximum of six months

Submission type: One PDF file with a maximum of 18 pages or 6 MB

Recipient: L_Dallywater@ifl-leipzig.de

With EEGA@future, the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Eastern Europe – Global Area" (EEGA) provides postdoctoral scholarships for the preparation of funding applications. Scientists with a focus on development in Eastern Europe can submit their applications until 31 August 2017.

The funding program starts on March 1st, 2018, and funds will be made available for periods of between one and six months. The Research and Coaching Phase will take place at the ScienceCampus EEGA in Leipzig, Halle or Jena.

The scholarship awardees will write applications for support from national and international foundations engaged in the research field. Successful applicants will then publish their first research results or working papers in the online journal of the EEGA. The research project is also planned and carried out in cooperation with EEGA member institutes, e.g. the Fraunhofer IMW.

PhD Funding Opportunities

Key information at a glance

Application deadline: 31.08.2017

Funding start date: 01.10.2017

Funding duration: three years

Submission type: Exposé with approximate length of 3,000 words, CV

Recipient: L_Dallywater@ifl-leipzig.de

Applicants for the PhD funding opportunities should submit proposals on the topic of how political, economic, cultural or social actors in Eastern Europe are attempting to reposition their country, profession or social group within global processes. Proposals that focus on actors external to Eastern Europe are also possible.

The selected candidates will be admitted to the Leipzig Graduate School for Global and Area Studies and, by accepting the doctoral sponsorship, pledge to participate in the structured training program of this Graduate School.