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Die Sommerschule der Leipziger Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) hat sich in den letzten Jahren als produktiver Treffpunkt für die interdisziplinäre Diskussion globaler Verflechtungen sowie neuer Trends in der Globalisierungsforschung im Allgemeinen etabliert. Die Ausgabe 2021, die in enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Forschungszentrum Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) organisiert wird, befasst sich mit den möglichen Auswirkungen der Covid-19-Krise auf die Rolle, die die Wissenschaft im Allgemeinen und die Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften im Besonderen nach der Überwindung der Krise spielen können.

Hierzu befassen sich die Workshops und Panels der Summer School: Was sind die Mechanismen der Wissensproduktion und wie wird Wissen in und zwischen Gesellschaften verbreitet und wahrgenommen. Was wird als nützliches Wissen aufgefasst und wie wandelt sich die Diskussion dazu?

Interessierte Doktoranden und Postdocs sind herzlich eingeladen, teilzunehmen und mitzudiskutieren.



The Summer School of the Leipzig Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) has established itself in recent years as a productive meeting place for interdisciplinary discussion of global connections as well as new trends in globalisation research. The 2021 edition, organised in close cooperation with the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe), will address the potential impact of the Covid 19 crisis on the role that science in general, and the social sciences and humanities in particular, can play after the crisis has been overcome.

To this end, the workshops and panels of the Summer School address: What are the mechanisms of knowledge production and how is knowledge disseminated and perceived in and between societies? What is perceived as useful knowledge and how is the discussion about it changing?

Interested PhD candidates and Postdocs are cordially invited to participate and join in the discussion.

Monday, 20 September 2021 

  • 9.45 am Opening Remarks 
    Matthias Middell (Leipzig) 
  • 10 am–11.30 am Lecture
    Martin Bauch (Leipzig): More than a distant mirror. The use of premodern history for the Anthropocene
  • 12.30 pm–2.30 pm Workshop I “Crisis”
    Axel Körner (London / Leipzig)
    Maxi Weibel (Leipzig): “Youth protest” of the 1980s and the producton of knowledge about youth in the FRG
    Tugce Özdemir (Leipzig): Family in the Clamp of Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism: AK Party Family Policies and Discourses
    Melek Zorlu (Leipzig): Cultural Hegemony and the Function, Position and Responsibility of the Intellectuals
    Wyatt Constantine (Leipzig): Embracing speculation and liquid identity: The entrepreneurial subject in a post crisis world
  • 5 pm  get together 
    Venue: Emil-Fuchs-Strasse 1, backyard


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

  • 9 am–11 am Workshop II “Global Health”
    Marian Burchardt (Leipzig) / Maren Möhring (Leipzig)
    Manuel Harms (Leipzig): Understanding informal knowledge practices of AMR stakeholders through remote approaches
    William Munashe (Addis Abeba / Leipzig): Challenging knowledge production in disability issues from the Global North to the Global South
    Gus Chan (Leipzig): Post-Epidemic: Knowledge Production on Early Chinese Newspapers after the Manchurian Plague (1910–1911)
    Elliot Lee (Leipzig): Islamic Practice, Chinese Public Health? An Overview of Modernist Muslim Advocations on Fasting in Chinese Print Media, 1900–1960
    Farnoosh Milde (Leipzig): Desire or Forced to Change: Somali-German NGOs and the abolishment of female genital cutting
  • Lunch Break
  • 2 pm–4 pm Workshop II “Mobilities”
    Steffi Marung (Leipzig) / Hakob Matevosyan (Leipzig)
    Alexander Dontsow (Leipzig): The Politics of Technology: Strategic Use under the Global Condition
    Cederic Jürgensen (Leipzig): (Re)bordering Europe: The Impacts of Brexit in Calais and Dover – a project skech
    Mariya Petrova (Leipzig): People as infrastructure: enabling urban mobility in the condition of open and hidden contestations  in todays Usbekistan


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

  • 9 am–11am Panel Knowledge Production
    Chair: Elisabeth Kaske (Leipzig)
    Mo Wang (Leipzig): The Representational Significance of Lamaism in Ancient Chinese Architectural Technology
    Adam Bobeck (Leipzig): What are we really producing?
    Temitope Faloye (Leipzig): Soft skill exhibition as connected to the mechanisms of knowledge production
    Discussants: N. N.
  • Lunch Break
  • 12 pm–1 pm Evaluation Session 


Thursday, 23 September 2021

  • 1 pm–3 pm Lunch together 
    Venue: Hotel “Vienna House” (Goethestrasse 11, 04109 Leipzig)