The Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA:
The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe, engaging in knowledge exchange activities on the region with stakeholders, and promoting young researchers. It follows the idea that the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted examination of processes of globalisation are a key for a better understanding of actual societal developments. The focus is on Eastern Europe’s diverse, tension-filled, and sometimes paradoxical globalisation projects “from within” and “from the outside”, and thus, on the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under the global condition.
The EEGA brings together interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise from researchers affiliated with both universities and research institutes in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region. Together with partners from the region, the EEGA explores the fields of migration and mobilities; business strategies and political economies; cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities; and political integration in a changing global arena. Overcoming prejudices and clichés, some of which are rooted in the era of the Cold War, and promoting an informed understanding of Eastern Europe in its diverse traditions and positions, developments and (internal) dynamics, are the primary mission.
The EEGA focuses on five Research Areas:
Research Area 1: Mobilities and Migration Regimes in Eastern Europe
(Coordination: Judith Miggelbrink and Helena Flam)
Research Area 2: The Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order In-The-Making (Coordination: Frank Hadler and Matthias Middell)
Research Area 3: Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies
(Coordination: Sebastian Henn, Thomas Glauben and Thorsten Posselt)
Research Area 4: Cultural and Intellectual Perspectives and Identifications
(Coordination: Jürgen Heyde, Yvonne Kleinmann and Stefan Troebst)
Research Area 5: Eastern Europe in Times of Europeanisation
(Coordination: Gert Pickel and Holger Lengfeld)
The ScienceCampus EEGA offers open-rank and cross-institutional activities that create an efficient platform for excellent multi-disciplinary cooperation. Part of these collaborative activities are thematic workshops and conferences organised by and for Postdocs.
EEGA invites for proposals for thematic workshops and conferences, including thematic writing retreats and discussion fora. All Postdocs from EEGA member institutions and their cooperation partners are eligible to submit proposals. Workshops can take place in Germany or in Eastern Europe in a wider sense. The events may vary in group sizes, though should not have less than 5 participants or more than 25. Generally, a workshop, conference or writing retreat should not exceed 3 days. Start of funding is possible between 1 July and 1 December 2017.
The support offered by EEGA can have the form of either full funding of costs for travel, accommodation, honoraria, catering, equipment and room rent for the workshop, or partial subsidies for events that have secured funding elsewhere but require smaller financial supplements, e.g. for the invitation of guests or prominent guest speakers. The coordination of the ScienceCampus can assist with general administrational and organisational support, for example in identifying guest speakers and moderators, cooperation partners, venues and main target audiences for the event.
The scholar(s) organising the thematic workshop, writing retreat or discussion forum are asked to publish a summary of the event in the Campus’ online journal EEGA@connections (about 1.000 words) or in form of a short working paper. The event should be open for junior and senior scholars of EEGA member institutions.
Applications must include:
1. Abstract of the event (300 – 900 words)
2. Plan for time, duration, number of guests, number of guest speakers and/or moderators
3. Calculation of expected costs
4. CVs of main organisers
Please submit your application as 1 PDF (max. 7 pages, 2 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.