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16.08.2017

[Call for Applications] IOS Visiting Fellow and Augustin Hirschvogel Fellow Programs

The Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, a research institution participating in the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, is inviting applications for its Visiting Fellowship Programs in 2018. IOS's Visiting Fellows Programs enable excellent researchers to work on a specific research project at IOS. Visiting Research Fellows and Augustin Hirschvogel Fellows benefit from the special library and consultations or joint research projects with the institute staff.

The application deadline in both schemes is September 18, 2017.

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26.07.2017

Studying Russian Disinformation and its Effects in Europe

On 19 and 20 June 2017 the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich hosted a workshop on Russian disinformation and its effects in Europe. It was organized by Dr. des. Karina Shyrokykh, a current postdoctoral fellow and former doctoral candidate of the Graduate School, and Dr. Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, a Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, to debate on theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges for such kind of research with renowned international experts. This short report gives an overview of the main questions discussed at the workshop.

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24.07.2017

Managing Ambiguity - Study by Čarna Brković published

Čarna Brković, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, has just published her anthropological study "Managing Ambiguity. How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina" with Berghahn Books. It is volume 31 of the European Association of Social-Anthropologists (EASA) book series.

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05.07.2017

New Volume: "Schnittstellen" Presents Study on the Impact of Russia's Soil Science

Jan Arend's study on the importance of Russia's soil science and its global impact between the late 19th and the mid-20th centuries has been published as volume No. 6 of the Graduate School's book series "Schnittstellen. Studien zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa". The book entitled "Russlands Bodenkunde in der Welt. Eine ost-westliche Transfergeschichte 1880–1945" delivers a reconstruction of the academic transfer process of Russian soil science from East to West. Arend, who has completed the doctoral programme of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, shows how a subject that had been deeply rooted in the Russian context attracted international attention.

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04.07.2017

New publication: Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War

Christopher Balme and Berenika Szymanski-Düll have published a new edited volume of the history of theater in the Cold War in the series "Transnational Theater Histories" of the international publishing house Palgrave Macmillan. The two members of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies have brought together articles that examine the influence of block confrontation  on theater between 1945 and 1990.

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03.07.2017

Doctoral students contribute to workshop in Warsaw

On 24th June, Eva-Maria Walther and Andrey Vozyanov contributed to the conference “City, Community and the Transformation of Space in Post-Eastern Bloc societies” at the renowned Łazarski University of Warsaw. During this international workshop both both doctoral students of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg presented and discussed the first findings of their respective doctoral project.

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28.06.2017

Review Annual Conference “The End of the Liberal Order?”

From 1st to 3rd June the Fourth Annual Conference of the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies in cooperation with the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies took place in Regensburg. Amongst the participants were well known scholars of various disciplines of social sciences and humanities. From Thursday night until Saturday afternoon discussions were covering the researcher’s findings on the phenomenon of populism in Central, East, and Southeast Europe.

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22.06.2017

Workshop "Institutional Change in Political Economies and Varieties of Methods in Social Science Research on Postcommunism"

The workshop “Institutional Change in Political Economies and Varieties of Methods in Social Science Research on Postcommunism” aimed to bridge the gap between scientific events that focus merely on the methodology of social sciences on the one hand and events which only take empirical work on the transition in the postsocialist countries into account on the other. It took place at the Ludwig-Maximilans-University (LMU) in Munich on the 19th and 20th of May 2017 and was conducted by Alexander Libmann (LMU Munich) and Peter Wegenschimmel (Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies).

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21.06.2017

Fellow Anton Fedyashin donates books to LMU's university library

Anton Fedyashin, a historian from the American University in Washington D.C., has spent one month researching, writing and debating at the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Munich. Before leaving back home to the US, he has donated several books on Russia's past and present to the university library of LMU Munich.

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16.06.2017

[Call for Applications] Postdoc position in Jewish Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Eastern Europe

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a collaborative venture carried by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with funds from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence. The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for postdoctoral position (f/m) for research in the field of Jewish Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Eastern Europe for further qualification beginning on November 1, 2017. The full-time position (40,1 hours per week) is limited to a fixed 2 year term. The position is paid according to the German pay scale 13 TV-L.

The application deadline is July 9, 2017.

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