till Saturday, June 27, 2009, 1:00 pm
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Political Change <-> Linguistic Upheaval
Besides a discussion of linguistic problems, a number of lectures will also look into the problem of political upheaval from a historical, political, sociological and bibliological standpoint. The conference is aimed at a broad lay audience.
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig
Institut für Germanistik, Bettina Bock
Tel: +49 (0)341 231 90 43
1989 in a Global Perspective
But recent research has shown that there is much more of a global impact than traditional accounts of 1989 as a phenomenon restricted to the Eastern part of the European continent have dealt with.
The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) organises in cooperation with the Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (GWZO), the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) and the Graduate Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig an international conference which tries to evaluate for the first time this global reach of the events, their connectedness and their common structural ground. It is meant as a contribution not only to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989, but also to the 600th anniversary of Leipzig University.
The conference is sponsored by the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, the University of Leipzig and the American Embassy.
- Englisch / English
- Deutsch / German
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Grimmaische Straße 6, 04109 Leipzig
Fak. f. Sozialwiss. und Philosophie, Global and European Studies Institute, Prof. Dr. Middell
Tel: +49 (0)341 97 30230
Fax: +49 (0)341 96 05261
Hans-Dietrich Genscher Chair for an International Comparison of Peaceful Revolutions
This will focus on an interdisciplinary debate on the events of the Peaceful Revolution and its role in the context of the revolutions in the Central and East European states in the late 1980s. The aim of this endowed chair is not only to make "peaceful revolutions" a subject of academic study but also to fully appreciate the relevance of the events of autumn 1989.
Tel: +49 (0)341 97 35035
Fax: +49 (0)341 97 35039