Mon10Jul201709:00 – 17:30Institute for Regional Geography, Schongauerstraße 9, 04328 Leipzig, lecture hall, 3rd floorShow details
The Writing-Sweatshop is an intense writing day. The instructed writing process lasts eight hours and is strongly structured to be effective. The participants will work on only one text during the whole day: a book chapter, a thesis chapter, an Exposé, a journal article, a lecture, an application. The participants will start with a white sheet of paper and will leave the workshop with a satisfying rough draft. The workshop lasts eight hours and is dedicated to everyone who is determined to work on a concrete text project in order to develop ones writing productivity.
The so-called "refugee crisis" has made clear that devaluing attitudes towards Islam and Muslims are strong in some Eastern European countries and even lead to political demands which are incompatible with the democratic commandment of religious freedom and EU anti-discrimination rules. With the increasing migration of Muslims within the context of globalization and flight, there is currently a huge integration problem which is a major threat to the coexistence of people of different cultures and religions. Existing research is often concentrated almost exclusively on the analysis of medial discourse in connection with anti-Islam and is rather descriptive than theory orientated, with the result that there is considerable research desideratum on the subject. This applies both to the knowledge of universal theories, for example, from sociology and social psychology, as well as empirically reliable material from quantitative and qualitative social research. The workshop, which is linked to a first meeting, will contribute to the analysis of the existing research gaps by a stronger combination of theory and empiricism.
Tue07Nov201717:00 - 20:00Erfrischungsfoyer, Restaurant Pilot, Bosestr. 1, 04109 LeipzigShow details
„Everyday life in a dictatorship and the rise from this regime is known to both countries”, says Katzer answering the question what Russian and Germans can learn from one another. He ends in drawing a rather optimistic future vision for the relations between these two countries willing to intensify the cooperation in the field of higher education politics. Nikolaus Katzer (*1952) is an acknowledged expert for German-Russian relations. After his studies of History and Slavonic studies he wrote a Ph.D. and worked for research projects. Since 1996 Katzer is professor for the history of the 19th and 20th century with a particular focus on Central and Eastern European countries at the Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg. In addition, he is the head of the German Historical Institute in Moscow since 2010. His research focus covers the following topics: War and Social System, Civil War and Societal Change (1812-1825, 1914-1921) and science, technology and the modern age in Russia. Katzer is aware of the complexity of his everyday work as a cross-border mediator and historian but he is guided by an internal conviction stating that „(…) as an historian I would like to keep the interest in history alive. Every generation and every individual should have over and over again a big interest in the secrets of bygone era questioning the construction of different cultures and countries.“