04.11.2021 - 05.11.2021 Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities"

The category of ‘religion’ has been increasingly problematised as a concept for comparative, trans-regional and trans-historical research. 'Religion', a main objection goes, was coined in a particular context and retains a normative bias, either of a Christian or of a modern Western nature. This workshop will bring together case studies and theoretical reflections on the study of religion as an object of historical and social scientific inquiry in different academic contexts.

Rez. von Ana Moledo, Universität Leipzig

The history of slavery in the Americas is unarguably tied to triangular histories of transatlantic slave trade that connected the exploration of the continent with the fate of millions of Africans. However, before the consolidation of these transoceanic channels of forced migration, the colonists drew upon closer sources of labour supply for the early colonial productive system.

Von Elkhan Nuriyev

The last two decades have seen the emergence of new regional cooperation initiatives, which include the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) [1], the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP)[2] and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).[3] Although they all are at various phases of their implementation, each one of them seems to entail bigger geopolitical visions promoting competing ideas of regionalisms.

Conference Reports
13.11.2020 - 14.11.2020 Berthold Unfried/ Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna
Von Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

The online International Workshop “Alternative Forms of Globalization? The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) as Development Organization” was held between 13. and 14. November at the University of Vienna and organized by Berthold Unfried and Claudia Martínez Hernández within the framework of the FWF/Austrian Science Fund sponsored research project “Entanglements between Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR): mobilities, exchanges, circulations within the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance”.

In its introduction, BERTHOLD UNFRIED (Wien) highlighted that by admitting “underdeveloped” (“subdesarrollado” by Cuba’s own self-definition) extra European states as members, the CMEA was confronted with the problem of massive economic inequality among its members on a global scale.

01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024, Universität Leipzig Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie