Entstanden aus einer Initiative zu stärkerer und langfristiger Kooperation von BMBF-geförderten Area Studies-Zentren und -Netzwerken mit entsprechenden universitären und außeruniversitären Instituten ist im Januar 2014 der Verein CrossArea e.V. in Leipzig gegründet worden. Dieser Verein versteht sich als ein Dachverband der in den Area Studies tätigen Forschungseinrichtungen, Vorhaben und Projekte. Gemeinsam mit dem Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin) und der Max Weber Stiftung (Bonn) kuratiert er die Diskussionsplattform Trafo, auf der Nachrichten, Beiträge und Veranstaltungsankündigungen sowie Forschungsergebnisse aus dem Bereich der Transregionalen Studien veröffentlicht werden.

Ziel von CrossArea e.V. ist es, den gemeinsamen Anliegen der Area Studies, die in so vielfältiger Form organisiert sind, eine Stimme zu geben, um so den Wirkungsradius zu erweitern und die Vernetzung zu intensivieren. Dimensionen, in denen dieses Ziel erreicht werden soll, finden sich in der Satzung des Vereins.

Zu den Hauptaktivitäten des Vereins gehört die Ausrichtung einer Annual Conference, die seit 2014 an verschiedenen Standorten von Mitgliedsinstitutionen organsiert werden.

CrossArea

Mitgliederversammlung 2020

Die Mitgliederversammlung des Vereins CrossArea fand am 7. Dezember 2020 von 15 bis 17 Uhr online via Zoom statt.

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  • 11.05.2021
    Ausschreibung: 4 * wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen (w/m/d) Uni Freiburg
    Im Rahmen des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Graduiertenkollegs 2571 „Imperien: Dynamischer Wandel, Temporalität und nachimperiale Ordnungen“ sind folgende Stellen zu besetzen: 4 * wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen (w/m/d) befristet auf drei Jahre.

    Das von den historischen Disziplinen der Alten, Mittelalterlichen, Frühneuzeitlichen, Neueren und Neuesten, Osteuropäischen und Ostasiatischen Geschichte und den Fächern Soziologie, Politikwissenschaften, Romanische und Englische Literaturwissenschaften sowie (über den EUCOR-Verbund) den Islamwissenschaften getragene Graduiertenkolleg untersucht imperiale Transformationen bis hin zur Entstehung nachimperialer Ordnungen mit einem Fokus auf den Auswirkungen, Adaptionen und medialen Reflexionen imperialer Zeitordnungen.

    Die Dissertationen sollen sich auf drei Forschungsbereiche, den Wandel und die Temporalitäten imperialer a) Räume, b) Ökonomien sowie c) Institutionen und Normen, konzentrieren.

    Weitere Informationen zum Forschungsprogramm des Graduiertenkollegs sowie den beteiligten Hochschullehrerinnen und Hochschullehrern finden Sie auf der Seite des Graduiertenkollegs.

    Das Graduiertenkolleg ist mit Blick auf Gender, Kultur und Ethnizität dem Prinzip der Vielfalt verpflichtet und möchte internationale Bewerber*innen ausdrücklich zu einer Bewerbung ermutigen.

    Fachliche und persönliche Einstellungsvoraussetzungen:
    • ein qualifizierter Abschluss eines wissenschaftlichen Hochschulstudiums (Master oder Äquivalent) mit hervorragendem Ergebnis, vorzugsweise in den am Graduiertenkolleg beteiligten Fächern/Fachrichtungen
    • die Bereitschaft zur Anfertigung einer Dissertation in einem der beteiligten Promotionsfächer zu einem Thema, das das Anliegen des Graduiertenkollegs ins Zentrum des Interesses rückt
    • Teilnahme am strukturierten Studienprogramm und an den Veranstaltungen des Kollegs
    • die Kollegiatinnen und Kollegiaten haben außerhalb von Forschungsaufenthalten im Ausland Präsenzpflicht in Freiburg
    • die Promotionen werden an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg durchgeführt


    Die Universität Freiburg und das GRK bieten Ihnen:
    • ein strukturiertes Qualifizierungsprogramm, das die individuelle Forschung unterstützt und auf eine akademische Laufbahn und andere fachnahe Berufsfelder vorbereitet
    • einen intensiven fachlichen und interdisziplinären Austausch
    • Möglichkeiten der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Vernetzung und Förderung der Karriereplanung
    • kontinuierliche Betreuung durch zwei professorale Mitglieder des GRK
    • die Finanzierung eines Forschungsaufenthaltes von bis zu sechs Monaten in einer der Partnerinstitutionen des GRK sowie Kosten für Reisen zu Vorträgen und Tagungen im In- und Ausland


    Ausschreibung
  • 10.05.2021
    Call for Application: 1 Postdoctoral position in studies on “Transformative Intermediaries” at MPI
    The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to theory building, although there is also an applied dimension to much of our work, as well as legal and political topicality.

    The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” is offering
    1 Postdoctoral position in studies on “Transformative Intermediaries” (starting as soon as possible after 1 August 2021)

    Your Profile Applicants should either be in possession of a doctoral degree in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline or submit evidence indicating that such a dissertation will be finished and submitted beforethe designated starting date.

    Our Offer The postdoctoral position (TVöD E13) will be for a duration of 2 years, renewable for a third year. Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology offers a diverse, international, flexible and stimulating work environment, with support for training and professional development opportunities.

    The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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  • 05.05.2020
    Call for Application: 10th Bayreuth International Summer School
    After the Bayreuth International Summer School had to take place online last year due to the pandemic, the organisational team is doing everything in its power to bring the Summer School back to the University campus in 2021, together with international guest lecturers and professors from Bayreuth. After all, there will be the tenth anniversary edition from 5 to 16 July 2021. Register now for the 2021 courses!

    Together with the International Office of the University of Bayreuth, the Campus Academy is the annual host of the Bayreuth International Summer School. For a fortnight, the Unicampus becomes more colourful and diverse when students from all over the world visit the Wagnerian city to further develop and exchange their knowledge in courses of African Studies, Economics, Material Sciences or Chemistry and Biotechnology.

    The 2020 Summer School had to take place online, but the organising team is doing everything it can to ensure that the courses can take place live on the Bayreuth Unicampus again this year.

    Register now for the 2021 Summer School courses!
    This year‘s programme includes courses in the following areas:

    • African Studies
    • Biofabrication
    • Economics & Management
    • Energy & Climate
    • Law: Corporate Governance, ESG and Sustainability
    • Polymer Science and Engineering
    • Planetary Health, Economics and Public Health

    The registration portal for the 2021 edition is open! All information about the attractive course programme is available on the website of the summer school in Bayreuth.
  • 04.05.2021
    Call for Application: Wissenschaftliche(r) Geschäftsführer(in) des Africa Centre for Transregional Research an der Universität Freiburg
    An der Universität Freiburg ist seit Anfang 2020 in Kooperation mit dem Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) ein Afrikazentrum entstanden. Die Albert Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg unterhält derzeit 17 universitäre Zentren, bei denen interdisziplinäre Forschung im Vordergrund steht. Der/die Stelleninhaber*in übernimmt den weiteren Aufbau und die Koordination des Freiburger Afrikazentrums. Ihre Aufgaben:
    • Administrative Verantwortung für das ACT, inklusive Finanzen
    • Inhaltliche und organisatorische Koordination von Vorträgen, Workshops, Konferenzen
    • Einwerbung von Drittmitteln
    • Weiterentwicklung des wissenschaftlichen Programms in Kooperation mit dem ACT- Direktorium
    • Unterhaltung von Afrika-bezogenen Netzwerken auf Landes- und Bundesebene
    • Betreuung afrikanischer Gastwissenschaftler/innen in Freiburg
    Ihr Profil:  
    • Überdurchschnittlicher wissenschaftlicher Studienabschluss mit Promotion
    • Regionale Spezialisierung Afrika
    • Ausgezeichnete englische und gute französische Sprachkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    • Erfahrung in der Koordination und Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten
    • Erfahrung im Projektmanagement (einschl. Budgetverantwortung) und in der Einwerbung von Finanzmitteln
    • Erfahrung in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, einschließlich der Organisation von Veranstaltungen
    • Erfahrung in der Außenvertretung einer Einrichtung
    • Leitungserfahrungen und Erfahrung in der Zusammenarbeit mit ehrenamtlichen Gremien sind von Vorteil
    • Hohe Leistungsbereitschaft, ausgeprägte Kommunikations- und Kooperationsfähigkeiten, Auslandserfahrung in Afrika
    Die Stelle ist befristet bis 30.06.2024. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach TV-L E13. Für die hier ausgeschriebene Position freuen wir uns besonders über Bewerbungen von Frauen.

    Bewerbung

    Bitte bewerben Sie sich mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen und Belegen unter Angabe der Kennziffer 00001577 bis spätestens 31.05.2021. Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte in schriftlicher oder elektronischer Form an: Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler Windausstr. 16 D-79110 Freiburg im Breisgau E-Mail (eine Datei mit max. 8 MB): andreas.mehler@abi.uni-freiburg.de

    Für nähere Informationen steht Ihnen Herr Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler unter Tel. +49 761 0761-8887814 oder E-Mail andreas.mehler@politik.uni-freiburg.de zur Verfügung.
  • 09.03.2021
    Call for Applications: Five Individual Fellowships (Junior/Senior) for 3-5 months each at the University of Ghana between 15 January and 31 July 2022
    Application deadline: March 31, 2021, 24 h CET

    The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is broadly dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central, but by no means exclusive topic. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone, francophone and lusophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents, and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra).

    The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality. MIASA supports these projects via different kinds of fellowships: individual fellowships, tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from Africa, and fellowships as members of Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups. From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.

    The present call is for five individual fellowships of 3 to 5 months duration within the period between 15 January and 31 July 2022. Individual fellowships will allow researchers to conduct a project of their own choice. These projects can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the agreed fellowship period. Key among the obligations is that MIASA fellows are required to spend the bulk of their fellowship in residence at MIASA at the University of Ghana.

    Fellowships will be awarded to researchers of top academic quality with an innovative and high quality research topic. The selection of fellows is undertaken by the distinguished international Academic Advisory Board of MIASA.

    The fellows’ salary costs will be met by MIASA for every full fellowship month on the principle of “no loss, no gain”, and paid directly to his/her home institution. External fellows, i.e. fellows from outside University of Ghana, will, in addition, receive a monthly expense allowance of max. 675 €, which will be paid directly to them. The exact rates paid depend on the living situation of each fellow and will be negotiated individually.

    Non-affiliated fellows, i.e. fellows without current employment, will receive a monthly grant, which will be paid directly to them. Non-affiliated senior fellows (more than 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) receive a monthly grant of max. 2.000 € in total. Non-affiliated junior fellows (up to 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) will receive a monthly grant of max. 1.200 €. The exact rates paid depend on the living situation of each fellow and will be negotiated individually.

    For all external fellows, MIASA will provide accommodation and reimburse travel costs.

    For all fellows, a contribution to support research undertaken at MIASA (max. 250 €/ fellow month) can be granted upon application to the directorate.

    The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services at the University of Ghana and, electronically, at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Note: A full-time presence of fellows at MIASA for the fellowship period is expected. Periods of leave need to be negotiated with the MIASA directors prior to the signing of the fellowship agreements, and must not exceed 1/6 of the total fellowship period.

    The Institute supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, MIASA engages in activities opening the research community to society, politics, and the arts. Fellows will be part of this community and profit from the lively research environment of the University of Ghana. Note, therefore, that applicants should indicate how they are planning to contribute to the activities at MIASA and, more broadly, to the academic life at the University of Ghana.

    MIASA is committed to inclusion, gender equality, and family friendliness. The MIASA fellowship program thus aims for gender parity, is promoting affirmative action policies, and is striving to provide family-friendly conditions for its fellows.

    Applications
    Applications can be submitted both in English and in French. The completed application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application webpage and submitted by March 31, 2021; 24.00 h CET. Information on the application and selection process (required documents, eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided in the Application Guidelines for Individual Fellowships.

    Eligibility
    Eligible for application are early career researchers (up to 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) and senior researchers (more than 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) from around the globe in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Therefore, applicants for a junior fellowship must have been awarded their PhD between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2021; only applicants who completed their PhD on 31 March 2015 or earlier can apply for a senior fellowship. Relevant is the date on the official PhD certificate.

    Selection
    Selection is undertaken by means of a strictly merit-based process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of the applicant and the fellowship proposal. Additionally, what will be taken into account are the required experience and capability to conduct the fellowship project and to contribute to the activities at MIASA and, more broadly, to the academic life at the University of Ghana.

    A highly distinguished international selection committee, MIASA’s Academic Advisory Board, will be responsible for the selection of the fellows.

    For further details please contact us at MIASA under miasa@ug.edu.gh
  • 09.03.2021
    Call for Proposal / Appel a Candidature: Programme Point Sud 2022
    Scholars, research institutions and foundations in Germany have long been successfully working beyond the Anglo- and Francophone research traditions established by the former leading colonial powers in Africa. Not only have they been successful in overcoming geographic and linguistic boundaries themselves, but they have also encouraged dialogue between these different research traditions. In this capacity, German academics are in a particularly favorable position to play an important role in promoting the establishment of a truly postcolonial academic community in Africa.

    In 2009, the Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main and the German Research Foundation (DFG) have established the “Programme Point Sud” in order to fund Africa-related workshops and conferences in the humanities and social sciences. Financial support by the DFG will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for participants of activities that have been accepted. The activities of the programme are organized through a network. Within this network, the Goethe University cooperates with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Nantes and the following institutions in Africa:

    ➢ African Centre for Research on trade and slavery (CARTE) at the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal,
    ➢ Centre for African Studies at the University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique,
    ➢ Centre for Democratic Governance (CGD), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,
    ➢ Institute for Research on Societies (INSS) at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,
    ➢ Institute for African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana,
    ➢ Faculty of Humanities of the Omar Bongo University Libreville, Gabon,
    ➢ Laboratory for the Study and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development (LASDEL), Niamey, Niger,
    ➢ Point Sud – Centre for Research on Local Knowledge, Bamako, Mali,
    ➢ Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa.

    The events of the programme will be held at the different institutions of the network in Africa without exception.

    The programme is open to all researchers based in Germany working on Africa-related themes. Leading applicants and responsible for the proposed events must be researchers working at German academic institutions. However, a close collaboration with co-applicants from Africa, but also from other parts of the world, is encouraged. In fact, applications without partners from Africa have only marginal chances to be selected. Proposals can also be initiated by researchers from Africa. In this case, it is imperative to submit the application with cooperation partners from Germany. There are no restrictions regarding nationality for the participants. The individual activities will be selected by a programme committee and submitted for funding to the DFG as a single collective application. The applicant is Prof. Mamadou Diawara from the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main who chairs the programme committee. The DFG will then evaluate the collective application.

    Members of the committee are:
    ➢ Prof Rose Marie Beck, University of Leipzig,
    ➢ Prof Mamadou Diawara, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main,
    ➢ Prof Andreas Eckert, Humboldt University of Berlin,
    ➢ Prof Mirco Goepfert, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main,
    ➢ Prof Anke Hoeffler, University of Konstanz,
    ➢ Prof Bernard Lategan, STIAS Stellenbosch,
    ➢ Prof Birgit Meyer, University of Utrecht,
    ➢ Prof Dieter Neubert, University of Bayreuth.

    Requests for funding will be assessed according to the following general principles:
    ➢ Types of activity eligible for funding are: Traditional activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, graduate schools, summer schools, and field schools of various scales. Furthermore, innovative formats such as project development workshops and forums to promote kickoff meetings for new research endeavors and themes will be given privileged consideration.
    ➢ Digital formats can now also be submitted! These include pure video conferences, but also hybrid formats in which some of the participants meet at the conference venue in Africa, while other participate virtually.
    ➢ Not eligible for support are: internal project meetings, planning meetings, project finding meetings and student field research as part of university course requirements.
    ➢ A particular concern of the programme is to establish long-term relations with scholars and scientific institutions. In this sense, follow-up workshops by scientists who have already participated in the programme are especially welcomed.
    ➢ Although the programme is primarily oriented towards the social sciences and humanities, initiatives that aim to promote interdisciplinary cooperation with the natural sciences and medicine are particularly welcome. There are no thematic requirements except the relevance to Africa.
    ➢ The University of Frankfurt finances an academic coordinator who will support applicants in commenting their applications and coordinate the programme. The university will also take over travel arrangements and the accounting in order to relieve the applicants of most logistic and administrative tasks. Hence, third-party funding will be paid to the University of Frankfurt and directly managed from there.

    The programme committee will evaluate the applications according to the following criteria:
    ➢ Innovativeness of the proposal with respect to content and format,
    ➢ Interdisciplinary approach, ➢ Cooperation with researchers and institutions from Africa,
    ➢ Integration of young scholars on doctoral or post-doc level,
    ➢ Gender balance among the participants,
    ➢ Sustainability of the activity (networking building; publications etc.),
    ➢ Type of linkage to the host location.

    The scholars have to state in their application at which institution/location of the network in Africa they want to hold their workshop. This choice must be justified by a concrete linkage between the planned event and the location. Nevertheless, the programme committee will make the final decision about the location of each venue. When applying for digital formats, the applicants should name the location of the partner institution of the network, which will act as virtual host.

    This linkage can be realized by different means. One form can be the integration of local scholars and institutions as co-applicants or participants. Depending on the subject of the proposal, another form of linkage might be the participation of representatives of the local civil society and/or by visiting local institutions, which are relevant for the topic. If you do not have the necessary contacts to fulfil this criterion, the coordinator will be happy to assist you in establishing new contacts.

    An integral part of the programme is the linkage to the local universities. Hence, the participants are asked to hold public lectures or panel debates at the faculties concerned. In this way we open up the programme to students or other locals interested in the subject. To make this possible, we offer to the organisers of the workshops and/or selected participants the opportunity to extend their stay for two or three days before or after the workshop in order to organise these activities at the university.

    The gender balance is of great importance to the programme. This aspect should be observed by the applicants through a balanced number of participants. Furthermore, the gender aspect should also be taken into account for the discussions of the chosen topic and should already be highlighted in the proposal.

    Moreover, proposals that include a south-south-dialogue with scientists from Anglophone, Francophone or Lusophone countries in Africa, Latin America or Asia as well as workshops which address especially young scholars are particularly welcome. A central aim of the programme is to confront research perspectives of the South with the North in order to contribute to a critical reflection on the production of knowledge.

    The proposals should have the following outline and length:
    ➢ Title of the proposal
    ➢ Name of the applicants, academic title, discipline and their affiliation
    ➢ 1.2 Topic and Objectives (max. 2 pages). Applicants should underline and clarify why their approach/questions are particularly innovative with regards to the existing research/literature on the topic. It is not necessary to include a bibliography. It suffices to cite relevant names of scholars for your approach in brackets in the text.
    ➢ 1.3 Format and Organization (max. 2 pages). This section should include information about the number of working days and the format of the activity. The applicants should make clear how they want to tackle their topic and questions in a concrete program. Moreover, applicants should name and justify the chosen location in Africa, how they intend to deal with possible language barriers (Anglo-, franco- and lusophone participants), and if they plan a publication, the creation of a network or joint activities in the future.
    ➢ 1.4 Participants (max. 1 page). A list of the participants to be invited, including their number, academic status, discipline and their affiliation has to be included in the proposal. If the applicants wish to work with a call for papers, the prospective number of participants and their provenance (how many from Europe, Africa, etc.) has to be determined. The average number of participants for workshops of our programme is 25 persons (including the applicants). In addition, the applicants should explain how they intend to circulate the call for papers.
    ➢ 1.5 Profiles and selected publications of the applicants (max. half a page for each applicant). The details and references should be chosen according to their relevance for the content and type of activity planned.
    ➢ Formatting: Times New Roman, type size 11 point, single space Please don’t include a calculation of the budget since this is done in Frankfurt.

    For 2022 the time schedule is as follows:
    ➢ Deadline for a 6-page proposal is 11th June 2021. Please send your proposal to Dr. Marko Scholze: scholze@em.uni-frankfurt.de
    ➢ It is highly recommended to contact Mr. Scholze as soon as possible and to send him a preliminary draft in order get comments.
    ➢ Applications will be selected in the beginning of July 2021
    ➢ Collective application to the DFG in July 2021
    ➢ Activities that have been granted support may start from Spring 2022

    For further information please contact Dr Marko Scholze, scholze@em.uni-frankfurt.de, Ph: +49 (0)69 798-32013 or Homeoffice: +41-7804006609. Please also consult our website under: http://pointsud.org/programme/


    FRENCH VERSION


    Les chercheurs, les institutions scientifiques et les fondations pour la recherche basés en Allemagne œuvrent avec succès au-delà des frontières établies par les anciennes puissances coloniales majeures. Non seulement ces chercheurs dépassent les barrières nationales et linguistiques, mais ils ont su encourager les échanges entre différentes traditions de pensée. C’est pourquoi l’Université allemande peut apporter une contribution importante à l’élaboration d’une science postcoloniale.

    À cette fin, l’Université Goethe de Francfort et la Fondation allemande pour la recherche (DFG) ont convenu de créer le « Programme Point Sud » en 2009, un cadre où des activités relatives aux sciences sociales et humaines sont organisées. Ce faisant, la DFG couvre les frais de voyage et de séjour des participants. L’organisation des ateliers et conférences du programme reposent sur un réseau scientifique. En plus de l’Université Goethe et l’Institut des études avancées de Nantes, les institutions membres de ce réseau en Afrique sont:

    ➢ Centre africain de recherche sur les traites et les esclavages (CARTE) à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal,
    ➢ Centre d’études africaines à l’Université Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique,
    ➢ Centre pour la gouvernance démocratique (CGD), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,
    ➢ Institut des sciences des sociétés (INSS) à l’Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,
    ➢ Institut des études africaines à l’Université du Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana,
    ➢ Faculté de sciences humaines à l’Université Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon,
    ➢ Laboratoire d’études et de recherches sur les dynamiques sociales et de développement local (LASDEL), Niamey, Niger,
    ➢ Point Sud – Centre de recherche pour le savoir local, Bamako, Mali,
    ➢ Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, Afrique du Sud.

    Les activités du programme se déroulent uniquement sur place et en collaboration avec ces institutions.

    Le programme est ouvert à tous les chercheurs basés en Allemagne travaillant sur des thèmes liés à l’Afrique. Les chercheuses et chercheurs employés dans les universités allemandes sont donc les requérants principaux et responsables des activités individuelles prévues. Cela dit, une collaboration avec des co-requérants de l’Afrique, mais également de l’Europe et du reste du monde sont encouragés. En fait, une candidature sans collaboration avec des partenaires africains aurait peu de chance d’être sélectionnée. Les candidatures peuvent également être initiés par des scientifiques d'Afrique. Dans ce cas, il est obligatoire de soumettre la demande avec des partenaires d'Allemagne. Aucune restriction de nationalité n’est prévue pour les participants. Un comité de pilotage choisit les différentes activités proposées par les requérants pour en faire une demande globale adressée à la DFG qui ensuite l’évalue. Le requérant de la demande est le Professeur Mamadou Diawara de l’Université Goethe à Francfort/Main qui préside le comité de pilotage.

    Sont membre du comité:
    ➢ Prof Rose Marie Beck, Université de Leipzig,
    ➢ Prof Mamadou Diawara, Université Goethe de Francfort/Main,
    ➢ Prof Andreas Eckert, Université de Humboldt à Berlin,
    ➢ Prof. Mirco Goepfert, Université Goethe de Francfort/Main,
    ➢ Dr Anke Hoeffler, Université de Constance,
    ➢ Prof Bernard Lategan, STIAS Stellenbosch,
    ➢ Prof Birgit Meyer, Université d’Utrecht,
    ➢ Prof Dieter Neubert, Université de Bayreuth.

    Les financements seront accordés en fonction des critères généraux ci-après:
    ➢ Sont éligibles: des formules classiques comme les conférences, séminaires, ateliers, écoles doctorales, « summer schools » ou « field schools ». En outre, la proposition des formules innovatrices comme les ateliers de développement de projet (« project development workshops ») ou des rencontres en vue d’élaborer de nouveaux sujets ou projets de recherche doit être encouragée.
    ➢ Les formats numériques sont désormais éligibles ! Il s'agit de vidéoconférences intégrales, mais aussi de formats hybrides où certains participants se réunissent sur place en Afrique, d'autres virtuellement.
    ➢ Ne sont pas éligibles: les réunions internes de projet, les réunions de planification, les réunions préparatoires pour la préparation des demandes de financement par des tiers, les missions de recherche de projets et l'enseignement de la recherche dans les différents instituts.
    ➢ Un des objectifs essentiels du programme est de tisser des relations durables avec des chercheurs, des institutions et des réseaux scientifiques. Pour ce faire, des ateliers ou conférence organisées par des chercheurs qui ont déjà participés au programme et qui approfondissent leur sujet sont encouragés.
    ➢ Bien que le programme s’adresse d’abord aux sciences sociales et aux sciences humaines, les initiatives multidisciplinaires, en particulier celles qui impliquent les sciences naturelles et la médecine sont vivement encouragées. Aucune restriction thématique n’est prévue, dès lors que la référence à l’Afrique est claire.
    ➢ L’Université de Francfort met à la disposition du Programme Point Sud un coordinateur scientifique qui aidera les requérants à rédiger leurs requêtes et veillera au bon déroulement des activités y afférents. Enfin, l’organisation des voyages des participants ainsi que le compte rendu financier de chaque activité échoient à l’Université de Francfort, afin de soulager les requérants de toute charge administrative et logistique. Les fonds seront alors versés directement à l’Université de Francfort et gérés par celle-ci.

    L’évaluation par les membres du comité se fait d’après les critères suivants:
    ➢ Qualité novatrice du contenu et la formule de la candidature,
    ➢ Multidisciplinarité,
    ➢ Coopération avec les chercheurs et institutions en Afrique,
    ➢ Prise en compte de jeunes chercheurs doctorants ou post-doctorants,
    ➢ Respect du critère du genre dans le choix des participants,
    ➢ Durabilité des activités (publications des résultats, création de nouveaux réseaux etc.),
    ➢ Nature du rapport au lieu où la conférence se tient, ou à l’institution membre du réseau.

    Les requérants doivent choisir le lieu et l’institution partenaire du réseau en Afrique où elles/ils souhaitent organiser leur atelier. Ce choix doit être justifié. Toutefois, la décision finale relève de la compétence du comité de pilotage.

    Le lien entre la requête et l’institution concernée en Afrique peut prendre plusieurs formes. Il peut s’agir d’intégrer des chercheurs et institutions scientifiques locales en tant que co-requérants ou participants de l’atelier. Une autre forme serait la participation de représentants de la société civile locale à l’atelier, ou la visite des institutions locales selon la thématique. Si les requérants ne disposent pas des contacts nécessaires, le coordinateur peut aider les requérants dans ce sens. La requête du format numérique doit indiquer l'institution partenaire du réseau qui fera office d'hôte virtuel.

    Un aspect central du programme est d’associer les universités locales aux activités sous forme de conférences-débats animées par des participants. Pour ce faire, les conférenciers concernés peuvent prolonger leur séjour de deux à trois jours.

    Le respect de l’aspect du genre est d’une grande importance pour le programme. Il consiste à tenir compte de l’équilibre parmi les participants, mais suppose d’inclure cette dimension dans les débats, ainsi que dans le texte même de la requête.

    Les demandes qui prévoient un échange sud-sud avec des chercheurs de pays africains anglophones ou lusophones, d’Amérique Latine ou d’Asie, ainsi que les ateliers qui s’adressent aux jeunes sont particulièrement appréciées. Un objectif central du programme est de comparer des perspectives du sud avec celles du nord dans le but de contribuer à une réflexion critique sur la production du savoir.

    La requête doit être structurée comme suit:
    1. Titre
    1.1 Requérants (Nom, statut académique, discipline, affiliation institutionnelle)
    1.2 Sujet et objectif(s) (max. 2 pages). Il s’agit de souligner et de clarifier le potentiel innovateur de votre perspective et de vos questions scientifiques par rapport à la recherche et à la littérature en cours. Vous ne devrez pas inclure une bibliographie. Il suffit de citer de noms de chercheurs à qui vous ferez références entre parenthèses dans le texte.
    1.3 Formule et organisation (max. 2 pages). Cette partie de la demande doit inclure des informations sur la durée et la formule de l’atelier. Il s’agit ici de montrer comment vous voulez traiter votre sujet et vos questions dans un programme concret. En outre, les requérants sont priés de préciser le lieu choisi et sa justification. Ils doivent spécifier comment surmonter les barrières linguistiques (anglo-, franco-, lusophone) éventuelles et indiquer si une publication des résultats, la création d’un nouveau réseau scientifique ou des activités communes sont planifiées.
    1.4 Participants (max. 1 page). La demande doit inclure une liste de participants prévus précisant leur nombre, statuts académiques, disciplines et leurs affiliations institutionnelles. Si les requérants veulent travailler avec un appel à contributions, le nombre total de participants prévus et leur provenance (combien de participants de l’Europe, l’Afrique etc.) doit être mentionnés ainsi que le mode de circulation de l’appel. Les ateliers du programme réunissent en moyenne 25 personnes, requérants inclus.
    1.5 Profil scientifique et publications du requérant (max. une demi-page à trois quarts). Prière se limiter aux travaux actuels et aux publications qui ont trait au thème de la conférence ou de l’atelier.
    Mise en forme: Times New Roman, taille de caractères 11 points, interligne simple

    Veuillez noter qu’inclure un budget n’est pas nécessaire au dossier. Une bibliographie de l’état actuel de la recherche sur le thème proposé n’est pas nécessaire non plus.

    Le plan de travail pour la période 2022 est ce qui suit:
    ➢ Dépôt du projet d’un maximum de six pages, le 11 juin 2021 au plus tard à l’adresse : scholze@em.uni-frankfurt.de
    ➢ Prière de prendre contact avec Mr. Scholze le plus tôt possible en lui communiquant une première version du projet, afin de recevoir des commentaires.
    ➢ Sélection des projets début juillet 2021
    ➢ Dépôt de la demande collective à la DFG en juillet 2021
    ➢ Les projets retenus peuvent être mis en œuvre à partir du printemps 2022

    Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter le Dr Marko Scholze, scholze@em.unifrankfurt.de, Tél. : +49 (0) 69-798-33013 ou Homeoffice : +41-7804006609. Veuillez-vous référez aussi à notre site web: http://pointsud.org/programme/
  • 09.03.2021
    Call for Applications: A German- African Tandem Fellowship for 3-5 months each at the University of Ghana between 15 January and 31 July 2022
    Application deadline: March 31, 2021, 24 h CET

    The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is broadly dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central, but by no means exclusive topic. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone, francophone and lusophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents, and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra).

    The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality. MIASA supports these projects via different kinds of fellowships: individual fellowships, tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from Africa, and fellowships as members of Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups. From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.

    The present call is for one tandem fellowship within the period between 15 January and 31 July 2022: To promote cross-continental dialogue and exchange, MIASA is accepting applications for a tandem fellowship (3-5 months) at the University of Ghana. This will allow the researchers who are teaming up to pursue a joint academic project, which can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. Two researchers – one from Africa and one from Germany – will work in a collaborative manner on a particular research topic in the Humanities and Social Sciences, addressing in one way or another MIASA’s overarching aims. Their joint application must highlight the additional academic value of their cooperation. The application should also define the objectives and anticipated outcomes of their collaboration.

    The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows for 3-5 months within the period from 15 January to 31 July 2022 with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. Key among the obligations is that MIASA fellows are required to spend the bulk of their fellowship in residence at MIASA at the University of Ghana.

    Fellowships will be awarded to researchers of top academic quality with an innovative and high quality research topic. The selection of fellows is undertaken by the distinguished international Academic Advisory Board of MIASA.

    The fellows’ salary costs will be met by MIASA for every full fellowship month on the principle of “no loss, no gain,” and paid directly to his/her home institution. External fellows, i.e. fellows from outside University of Ghana will, in addition, receive a monthly expense allowance of max. 675 €, which will be paid directly to them. The exact rates paid depend on the living situation of each fellow and will be negotiated individually.

    Non-affiliated fellows, i.e. fellows without current employment, will receive a monthly grant, which will be paid directly to them. Non-affiliated senior fellows (more than 6 years after completion of their PhD) receive a monthly grant of max. 2.000 € in total. Non-affiliated junior fellows (up to 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) will receive a monthly grant of max. 1.200 €. The exact rates paid depend on the living situation of each fellow and will be negotiated individually.

    For all external fellows, MIASA will provide accommodation and reimburse travel costs.

    To promote the joint research, a shared research cost contribution of max. 500€/fellow month can be granted upon application to the directorate, e.g. for conducting field research or organizing a small academic event, like a workshop.

    The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services at the University of Ghana and, electronically, at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Note: A full-time presence of fellows at MIASA for the fellowship period is expected. Periods of leave need to be negotiated with the MIASA directors prior to the signing of the fellowship agreements, and must not exceed 1/6 of the total fellowship period.

    The Institute supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, MIASA engages in activities opening the research community to society, politics, and the arts. Fellows will be part of this community and profit from the lively research environment of the university. Note, therefore, that applicants should indicate how they are planning to contribute to the activities at MIASA and, more broadly, to the academic life at the University of Ghana.

    MIASA is committed to inclusion, gender equality, and family friendliness. The MIASA fellowship program thus aims for gender parity, is promoting affirmative action policies, and is striving to provide family-friendly conditions for its fellows.

    Applications
    Applications can be submitted both in English and in French. The completed application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application webpage and submitted by March 31, 2021; 24.00 h CET. Information on the application and selection process (required documents, eligibility criteria, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided in the Application Guidelines for Tandem Fellowships.

    Eligibility
    Eligible for application are early career researchers (up to 6 years after having been awarded their PhD) and senior researchers (more than 6 years after completion of their PhD) from Germany and Africa in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Therefore, applicants for a junior fellowship must have been awarded their PhD between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2021; only applicants who completed their PhD on 31 March 2015 or earlier can apply for a senior fellowship. Relevant is the date on the official PhD certificate.

    Selection
    The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of the applicant and the fellowship proposal. Additionally, what will be taken into account are the required experience and capability to conduct the fellowship project and to contribute to the activities at MIASA and, more broadly, to the academic life at the University of Ghana.

    A highly distinguished international selection committee, MIASA’s Academic Advisory Board, will be responsible for the selection of the fellows.

    For further details, please contact us at MIASA under miasa@ug.edu.gh
  • 12.02.2021
    W 3-Professur für Transregionale Religionsgeschichte: Prozesse der Formation und Interaktion religiöser Strömungen seit der Spätantike | Transregional History of Religions: Processes of Formation and Interaction among Religious Movements since Late Antiquity
    Fakultät für Katholische Theologie | Faculty of Catholic Theology

    zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt Bewerbungsschluss: 15. März 2021

    zum vollständigen Ausschreibungstext (PDF)
    english tender (PDF – English version)

    The position at grade W3 (full professorship/chair) is permanent, with the legal status of a civil servant for life (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit). The University of Regensburg is concentrating and institutionalising Area Studies (Regional Studies) research in an emerging Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalary Area Studies (DIMAS). This department advances the theoretical and methodological development of Area Studies; it emerges from the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS), which was founded in 2017 as a platform for Regional Studies in Regensburg. DIMAS strengthens the existing regional foci of Area Studies in Regensburg—Southeastern-, Eastern-, and Western Europe, North and Latin America—or complements them with research in additional extended areas. As an Area Studies institution, it deals with central questions of the constitution of the modern world in its various regional manifestations. The successful candidate is expected to work actively on the development of this department.
  • 12.02.2021
    W 3-Professur für Transregionale Normentwicklung | Transnational Norm Development zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
    Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft | Faculty of Law

    W 3-Professur für Transregionale Normentwicklung | Transnational Norm Development

    zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt Bewerbungsschluss: 5. April 2021

    zum vollständigen Ausschreibungstext (PDF)  


    Die Professur wird zugleich dem Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies (DIMAS) zugeordnet sein. Der Stelleninhaber/die Stelleninhaberin (m/w/d) wirkt am Aufbau des entstehenden Departments für Interdisziplinäre und Multiskalare Area Studies (DIMAS) aktiv mit. Das DIMAS dient zur Bündelung der Area Studies-Forschungen (Regionalwissenschaften) am Standort Regensburg sowie ihrer theoretischen und methodologischen Weiterentwicklung und geht aus dem 2017 als Plattform der Regensburger Regionalwissenschaften gegründeten Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) hervor. Das DIMAS stärkt die bestehenden regionalen Schwerpunkte der Regensburger Area Studies – (süd)östliches und westliches Europa, Nord- und Lateinamerika – bzw. ergänzt sie sinnvoll um weitere großräumliche Dimensionen. Als Area Studies-Einrichtung beschäftigt es sich mit zentralen Fragen der Verfasstheit der modernen Welt in ihren unterschiedlichen regionalen Ausprägungen.
  • 01.02.2021
    Call for Papers: “Ignored Authors, Marginalized Documents. Diachronic Simultaneities and Discontinuities in the History of Political Thought” (Panel 139 on the DVPW annual Congress, 14.-16. September 2021, online)
    Most textbooks on the history of political thought in Germany focus on a particular group of authors: White men from Western Europe and the United States – women are rarely featured, authors from other contexts almost never (see Brocker 2006; Llanque 2012; Ottmann 2001). Only a few exceptions look beyond this horizon (see Babb 2018; Salzborn 2018), which leads to a problematic self-restraint in dealing with superordinate questions or common sources. Internationally, with the emergence of Comparative Political Thought (CPT), a corrective has formed in recent years, which is already broadly differentiated in its approaches and epistemological interests. The call searches for contributions about ignored authors and marginalized documents, which should be considered in the history of political thought, as well as comparisons.

    The call is not only addressed to political scientists, but to all scholars of area studies who study political thought beyond the Western centre. Therefore it is not restricted to any area. The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 28th February.

    More information can be found in the call and on the DVPW congress homepage.

Aktivitäten


CrossArea Mitgliederversammlung 2020

Ort
online
Datum
Monday, 07. December 2020

Die Mitgliederversammlung des Vereins CrossArea fand am 7. Dezember 2020 von 15 bis 17 Uhr online via Zoom statt.

Tagesordnung Mitgliederversammlung

1. Begrüßung und Annahme des Protokolls der letzten Sitzung
2. Berichte zu den Vereinsaktivitäten 2019/2020 (Andreas Mehler)
3. Kassenbericht 2019/2020 (Geschäftsstelle)
4. Wahl des neuen Vorstands
5. Merian-Zentren/CrossArea und die deutsche Wissenschaftsszene – neue Entwicklungen (anwesende Merian-Beteiligte)
6. CAS 2.0 (GIGA)
7. Wissenschaftsfestival (Matthias Middell)
8. Beschluss zur Jahrestagung 2021 (Vorschlag für Wiederaufnahme der Bayreuth-Idee)
9. Sonstiges

CrossArea Annual Conference 2019

Ort
Leibniz Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien (GIGA), Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg
Datum
Thursday, 07. November 2019

 

Programm
Abstracts

Vom 7. – 8. November 2019 fand die diesjährige CrossArea-Jahrestagung im German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg statt.

Die Tagung war zweigeteilt: Während am Donnerstag die forschungsorientierte Diskussion im Vordergrund stand, fand am Freitag die CrossArea-Mitgliederversammlung statt.

Die Vorträge und Diskussionen beschäftigten sich mit dem Oberthema „Solidarität und Gegen-Solidarität: Cross-Area-Perspektiven“. Um der transregionalen und cross-regional vergleichenden Perspektive von CrossArea gerecht zu werden, standen Beiträge im Mittelpunkt, die die Verständnisse und Dynamiken von Solidarität und Gegen-Solidarität aus verschiedenen Teilen der Welt adressierten.

Rückblick

Jahrestagung 2020 CrossArea e.V.

CrossArea Mitgliederversammlung 2020

Monday, 07. December 2020 | online

Jahrestagung 2019 CrossArea e.V.

CrossArea Annual Conference 2019

Thursday, 07. November 2019 | Leibniz Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien (GIGA), Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg

Jahrestagung 2018 CrossArea e.V.

CrossAreaStudies – Wie lokal können Regionalstudien sein?

Thursday, 01. November 2018 | Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, Mercatorhaus/SG

Jahrestagung 2017 CrossArea e.V.

CrossArea e.V. Jahrestagung und Mitgliederversammlung 2017

Thursday, 09. November 2017 | Arnold Bergstraesser Institut Freiburg, Windaustraße 16, 79110 Freiburg im Breisgau.

Jahrestagung 2016 CrossArea e.V.

Jahrestagung 2016 CrossArea e.V.

Thursday, 22. September 2016 | Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF) Bonn, Walter-Flex-Str. 3 – D-53113 Bonn

Jahrestagung 2015 CrossArea e.V.

„Zum Platz transregionaler Verflechtungen in den Area Studies. Übersetzungen konzeptioneller Überlegungen in Studiengänge“

Wednesday, 23. September 2015 | Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstraße 118, 10115 Berlin

Jahrestagung 2014 CrossArea e.V.

CrossArea – Vielfalt und gemeinsame Interessen der Area Studies in Deutschland

Thursday, 27. March 2014 | Universität Leipzig

Vorstand


Dr. Doris Löhr

(Exzellenzcluster Africa Multiple, Universität Bayreuth, Vorsitzende)

Dr. André Bank

(GIGA Hamburg, stellv. Vorsitzender)

Dr. Ute Rietdorf

(Universität Leipzig, Schatzmeisterin)

Antje Zettler

(Universität Leipzig, Schriftführerin)

Beisitzer und Beisitzerinnen


Prof. Dr. Olaf Kaltmeier

(Universität Bielefeld)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell

(Universität Leipzig)

Prof. Dr. Karen Shire

(IN-EAST Duisburg)

Dr. Hannes Warnecke-Berger

(CELA, Universität Kassel)

Mitglied werden


Wir sind über jede Form der Unterstützung unserer Initiative dankbar und begrüßen es ausdrücklich, wenn Sie auch interessierte Kolleginnen und Kollegen über unser Vorhaben informieren. Wenn Sie sich bei CrossArea engagieren möchten, freuen wir uns auf die Zusendung Ihres Mitgliedsantrags. Es besteht sowohl die Möglichkeit zu einer institutionellen Mitgliedschaft (von Zentren, Netzwerken, Instituten, aber auch Vereinen und Verbänden) als auch zu einer individuellen Mitgliedschaft. Die Höhe des Mitgliedsbeitrages richtet sich nach der dem Status der Mitgliedschaft (individuell oder institutionell) und beträgt jährlich: Individuelle Mitgliedschaft (natürliche Personen) 40 € Für individuelle Mitglieder (Vollzahler) 20 € Für individuelle Mitglieder (ermäßigter Tarif bei Vorlage einer Bescheinigung über den Studierendenstatus bzw. bei Nachweis von Arbeitslosigkeit) Institutionelle Mitgliedschaft (juristische Personen, universitäre und außeruniversitäre Lehr- und Forschungseinrichtungen, wissenschaftliche Informationseinrichtungen, Einrichtungen der Aus- und Weiterbildung, Vereine, Verbände von Körperschaften des Privatrechts oder des öffentlichen Rechts etc.) Mindestens 200 € Es besteht die Möglichkeit, dass sehr große Einrichtungen sich bereit erklären,einen höheren Mitgliedsbeitrag zu entrichten , um die Ziele des Vereins zu fördern. Mitglied werden Mitglied werden       Beitragsordnung