Careers for Young Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Grant Applications and Review Procedures
Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (Leipzig U) & Dr. Steffi Marung (Leipzig U)
|Date||Wednesday, 3 April 2019 – Wednesday, 22 May 2019|
|Location||SFB 1199 | Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6-10 | 5th floor | 04109 Leipzig | Seminarraum|
|Contact||Dr. Steffi Marung (SFB 1199, Leipzig U) | firstname.lastname@example.org|
The research seminar is specifically devoted to PhD and postdoc members of the SFB to provide training for further career development, but other members of the IGK are also invited to join. It combines the preparations for the evaluation of the SFB in June with further training for grant applications, review processes, and interview situations. The seminar will introduce the procedures and experiences with reviews and evaluations, provide internal and external expertise on how to develop grant applications, and finally be based on short presentations of the participants’ research projects combined with interview simulations.
The seminar takes place Wednesdays (3 April, 10 April, 17 April, 24 April, 8 May, and 22 May 2019) , 3-5 pm, at the SFB 1199, Strohsackpassage.
Dr. Steffi Marung (SFB 1199, Leipzig U, Germany)
Steffi Marung earned a PhD in global studies from Leipzig University with a study on shifting border regimes of the expanding European Union since 1990. Prior to earning her PhD, she had studied political science and German literature in Halle, Berlin, and Prague. From there, she further developed her interest in processes of (re-)spatialization into an ongoing book project on the transnational history of Soviet African studies during the Cold War. In the framework of the international collaborative project “Socialism Goes Global”, she has extended this research towards more general questions of the geographies of East-South encounters during the Cold War. Teaching global history courses at the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University and being involved in further book projects (one on the transnational history of East Central Europe since the nineteenth century, another one on the global history of area studies, and a third one on transregional studies), she contributes to the SFB’s programme with research on the historiographical background of and multiple disciplinary theoretical foundations for the investigation of spatial formats and spatial orders. To this end, she endeavours to facilitate and promote joint cross-project discussions and the formation of a common theoretical language and framework.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (Global and European Studies Institute & SFB 1199, Leipzig U, Germany)
Matthias Middell is a professor of cultural history at Leipzig University as well as a speaker of the SFB 1199 and director of the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University. He studied history earning his PhD from the Leipzig University with his research focusing on the French Revolution. Since 2013, he has served as the director of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies in Leipzig and is currently the head of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium. He teaches regularly at partner universities and co-supervises PhD candidates with colleagues from France, South Africa, and Ethiopia. His current research interests include the history of the French Revolution from a global perspective, history of cultural transfers around the world, and the role of space in the understanding of the current world being the result of long-lasting global connections.