Kategorie: Allgemein

Dance on the Volcano in Colombia: A presidential election in the midst of socio-political change

By Ralf J. Leiteritz (Universidad de Rosario) & Solveig Richter (Leipzig University) – Elections lead to tremendous socio-political tensions, especially in conflict regions with a high potential for violence – this is currently the case in Colombia, where ReCentGlobe and Leipzig University recently established an academic partnership. Professors Ralf J....

The Nine Lives of the Rassemblement National

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC)/ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University On 24 April 2022, French president Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote, securing a second five-year term. In the days leading up to the election, French journalists and experts emphasized a polarized France, speaking of a...

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Military Interventions from Kosovo to Kiev

by Katharina Ristić This article was first published at the Blog for Transregional Research TRAFO. Only a few days before the attack on Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin responded to those scandalized by the prospect of a war in Europe, reminding Europeans that such a war had already taken place. In...

Actors and Archives on the Move – Studying Mid-20th Century Black Radicalism and Anticolonial Activism

by Lena Dallywater (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography) and Ana Moledo (Leipzig University) Part I – Some methodological reflections on the intricacies involved in our research Recently, the scholarly interest in Black Activism and Black Internationalism, and the movements, networks and ideas of intellectuals and activists has been increasing as...

The Russia-Ukraine War also Divides China

by Dr. Man Zhang, Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ)/ ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University – The Russia-Ukraine war has shocked the world, not only because of the war itself, but also because of those who have supported and cheered for it. Some societies united to stand alongside Ukraine, while others are divided...

Africa and the Russian Aggression against Ukraine – A Blog Series

By Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel, Institute of African Studies – How have African states and their continental organisation, the African Union (AU), responded to Russia’s aggression against the Ukraine? Have they developed a sense of unity – or are historic trajectories along Cold War lines playing out? Moreover, does their...

The Orthodox Church and the War in Ukraine

by Sebastian Rimestad Against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian military assault, former Senior Research Fellow at the KFG Multiple Secularities and current Heisenberg Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religions at Leipzig University Sebastian Rimestad sheds light on Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine and its role in the...

Pandemic Space: Zur verschränkten Geschichte von Quarantäne und Segregation

von Nina Mackert Wie gestalten Quarantänemaßnahmen den öffentlichen Raum sowie die soziale Ordnung nachhaltig mit? Während der Spanischen Grippe (1918 – 1920) gab es Quarantänemaßnahmen, auch in den USA und in Südafrika. Das Leipzig Lab Global Health, das am ReCentGlobe in der Research Area 4 angesiedelt ist, untersucht nun im...

Architektur als Heilmittel? Corona und die Mikroarchitekturen der Pandemie

von Alina Wandelt und Thomas Schmidt-Lux | Die Corona-Lage in Deutschland bleibt angespannt. Auf dem Höhepunkt der fünften Welle (nach Einschätzung des Robert Koch-Instituts) sind zwar verschiedene Impfstoffe gegen COVID-19 in Deutschland verfügbar, trotzdem ist Impfen auch im Februar 2022 bei weitem nicht die einzige Maßnahme, die gegen COVID-19 empfohlen...

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