The Integrated Research Training Group (IGK) trains junior scholars in the SFB. It is seamlessly connected to the already existing doctoral training programme in the Research Academy at the University of Leipzig. The IGK thus brings together the independent research activities of the doctoral candidates with the training modules of the SFB and the Leipzig Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Together with the Graduate School, the IGK organizes research seminars, summer and winter schools, as well as thorough method training and progress reviews.
The Central Project (Z Project), first and foremost, brings together all administrative activities carried out by the SFB’s projects, including, among others, a weekly colloquium, thematic working groups (each connected to a series of workshops), the annual conferences, a guest researcher programme, and participation in conferences. Secondly, the postdoctoral project “Spatial Formats and Spatial Orders: Typology and Historical Narrative” is embedded within the Z Project.
To foster internal discussions and debates as well as general work on a common theoretical and conceptual framework within the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199, 14 thematic working groups have been established that will address different dimensions of the SFB's research programme. This structure reacts to the disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological differences within the interdisciplinary composition of the SFB. Helping to establish bridges across the projects and the disciplines involved, the thematic working groups will promote the creation of a common intellectual work on theory and concepts.
‘A Backcountry out of Control’
Amerikastudien/American Studies 63 (1): 5-28