20 years Friedliche Revolution

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 2:00 pm
till Saturday, June 27, 2009, 1:00 pm
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Political Change <-> Linguistic Upheaval

What happens to our language and our way of speaking when the political and social circumstances around us suddenly change? This and similar questions are the starting point for this international, interdisciplinary conference.

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
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
Tel: +49 (0)341 231 90 43
E-Mail: bettina.bock@uni-leipzig.de

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
till Friday, October 16, 2009
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1989 in a Global Perspective

Leipzig became world-wide known in 1989 as a place where mass demonstrations decided the fate of the socialist regimes in Eastern Europe.

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
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig
Tel: +49 (0)341 97 30230
Fax: +49 (0)341 96 05261
E-Mail: gesi@uni-leipzig.de

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher Chair for an International Comparison of Peaceful Revolutions

As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Peaceful Revolution, Universität Leipzig is planning to create the 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.


Geschäftsstelle 2009
Ritterstraße 30-36
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49 (0)341 97 35035
Fax: +49 (0)341 97 35039
E-Mail: 2009@uni-leipzig.de


Geschäftsstelle 2009
Tel +49 (0) 341 97-35035
Fax +49 (0) 341 97-35039
Mail 2009@uni-leipzig.de