International Business from East to West: Shifting perspectives. Ten years of the Central and Eastern European Chapter in the Academy of International Management

This piece considers how turning to Central and Eastern European firms can encourage rethinking traditional theories of international business, including divisions of emerging and developed markets.

Exploring Far-Right Shadows: Navigating disturbing archival material in California and Virginia

Our ScienceCampus doctoral researcher reflects on researching archives on the far-right in the US, presenting the ethical and methodological challenges alongside practical solutions for maintaining mental wellbeing.

The University of Toronto Under Sur/Sous/Subveillance

The author traces the lasting impact of Canadian Media Theory to develop a virtual topography of the University of Toronto.
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Der Kollege von ‚drüben’: Gastwissenschaftler*innen an der Uni Regensburg im Kalten Krieg

Drawing from archival records, this essay explores visits by scholars from socialist states, providing insights into Regensburg University's role in knowledge transfer during the Cold War.

Lateinamerika und das östliche Europa. Ideen für historische Vergleiche

UR historian Klaus Buchenau reveals striking regional differences shaped by distinctive social and historical contexts in Latin America and Southeast Europe.
IMAGO / Pond5 Images

Turning Points, Hidden Treasures and Touchdowns: One month in Ann Arbor

UR historian Timothy Nunan reflects on a month in Ann Arbor and how it enriched his research on Shi’a Islamist transformations of the world in the late 1970s.
Ulf Brunnbauer

Congealed Labor, Canned Fish: From the Adriatic towards a global history of the oil sardine

Ulf Brunnbauer takes us on a journey from the Adriatic to the Pacific, tracing the interconnections of human, environmental and animal actors who shape the global history of capitalism on multiple scales
Photo 1: A poster with members of Mapuche people in a classroom of Liceo de Aplicación with the question: Community?Igor Stipić / poster based on creative commons images

People from the Land: A High school story of the Mapuche Indigenous people in Chile

How are radical high school protests, environmental extractivism and indigenous identities entangled in Chile? Igor Stipić offers insights based on his ethnographic research
Melanie Hussinger

Photo Essay | Herbst der Erinnerung. Partizipatives Gedenken an den Großen Terror | The Autumn of Memory: Participatory Remembrance of the Great Terror (Moscow, October 2021)

How did participatory remembrance of the Great Terror, from family memory to civil society endeavours, fit in Moscow's urban and mnemonic landscape shortly before the war against Ukraine? This photo essay offers moving insights
Hare Krishnas in Moscow, 1990. Image courtesy of Katharina Kucher and her extraordinary image collection, perestroika.visual-history.deImage courtesy of Katharina Kucher and perestroika.visual-history.de

The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Mormons

How did the attractiveness of the Mormon embodiment of US utopian, spiritual and material ideals shift in the turbulent realities of post-Soviet Russia? U Georgia historian Joseph Kellner investigates
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Julia Dragan/UR

The Return of Narratives | Conference Report: Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic

What can multiscalar area studies tell us about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world? Read more in this report
IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency / Jorge Sanz

Commemorating National Martyrdom through Re-Creating the Past: Vukovar, Prijedor, Derry/Londonderry, and Gernika/Guernica

How do performative recreations across European post-conflict societies help antagonistic memories retain a multi-generational appeal? Berkeley doctoral researcher Blaze Joel investigates
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Der Kollege von ‚drüben’: Gastwissenschaftler*innen an der Uni Regensburg im Kalten Krieg

Drawing from archival records, this essay explores visits by scholars from socialist states, providing insights into Regensburg University's role in knowledge transfer during the Cold War.

Lateinamerika und das östliche Europa. Ideen für historische Vergleiche

UR historian Klaus Buchenau reveals striking regional differences shaped by distinctive social and historical contexts in Latin America and Southeast Europe.
Ulf Brunnbauer

Congealed Labor, Canned Fish: From the Adriatic towards a global history of the oil sardine

Ulf Brunnbauer takes us on a journey from the Adriatic to the Pacific, tracing the interconnections of human, environmental and animal actors who shape the global history of capitalism on multiple scales
IMAGO / agefotostock

Traditionen europäischer Sozialpolitiken und deren Nicht-Berücksichtigung am Ende des Kalten Krieges: Eine Spurensuche entlang von Arbeit und Gender

How were labour and social relations transformed at the end of the Cold War? What did neoliberal models and the effacement of progressive traditions mean for gender relations?
IMAGO / Pixsell

Staatlichkeit und das Mantra des Exports im Jugoslawien der 1970er und 1980er Jahre: Wie der Schiffbau zum Kentern eines sozialistischen Staates beitrug

Was haben Schiffe und der Zerfall Jugoslawiens miteinander zu tun? Mehr als man glauben könnte, so argumentiert Ulf Brunnbauer
IMAGO / alimdi

Kicked out of Krapina (Croatia): Emigration Agents and Habsburg Bureaucrats

Was a kosher butcher with a US passport in small-town Croatia part of an international human trafficking ring? Or was he really enjoying the healthy waters? Ulf Brunnbauer explores a life story to consider migration, border and identity regimes in modern Europe and the Americas.
IMAGO / Kolvenbach

Operation Barbarossa 2021: Practices (Re)Rendering the Myth of the ‘clean’ Wehrmacht in Contemporary Grand Strategy Computer Gaming

How does it feel to change history? Is it right to play out fantasies of Nazi-German military success? Jon Matlack explores how strategy-based computer games such as Hearts of Iron IV make this possible for millions of players and what this means for public history.
IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The Post-Dialogic Imagination: Brexit Friction, Brexit Fiction

Dirk Wiemann explores recent British fiction, including the works of Jonathan Coe and Ali Smith, to consider how novels have approached Brexit and its impact on the ability to conduct dialogue and form national imaginaries. Adopting a Bakhtinian lens, he considers the ways novels negotiate the polarized agonism that threatens to undo social cohesion with models of meaning-making rendered ineffective in new conditions.
IMAGO / Shotshop

The Nation-State, Liberal Global Orders, and Freedom of Movement

In an illuminating essay, Jannis Panagiotidis argues that even before the Covid19 crisis forcefully reminded us of the state’s power to regulate and restrict the movement even of its own citizens, a scholar of migration would have found little reason to believe the notion that the nation state could become obsolete anytime soon. While migrations transcends the confines of the nation-state perhaps nowhere is the nation-state more present than in migration matters.

International Business from East to West: Shifting perspectives. Ten years of the Central and Eastern European Chapter in the Academy of International Management

This piece considers how turning to Central and Eastern European firms can encourage rethinking traditional theories of international business, including divisions of emerging and developed markets.

Exploring Far-Right Shadows: Navigating disturbing archival material in California and Virginia

Our ScienceCampus doctoral researcher reflects on researching archives on the far-right in the US, presenting the ethical and methodological challenges alongside practical solutions for maintaining mental wellbeing.

The University of Toronto Under Sur/Sous/Subveillance

The author traces the lasting impact of Canadian Media Theory to develop a virtual topography of the University of Toronto.
IMAGO / Pond5 Images

Turning Points, Hidden Treasures and Touchdowns: One month in Ann Arbor

UR historian Timothy Nunan reflects on a month in Ann Arbor and how it enriched his research on Shi’a Islamist transformations of the world in the late 1970s.
Photo 1: A poster with members of Mapuche people in a classroom of Liceo de Aplicación with the question: Community?Igor Stipić / poster based on creative commons images

People from the Land: A High school story of the Mapuche Indigenous people in Chile

How are radical high school protests, environmental extractivism and indigenous identities entangled in Chile? Igor Stipić offers insights based on his ethnographic research
Melanie Hussinger

Photo Essay | Herbst der Erinnerung. Partizipatives Gedenken an den Großen Terror | The Autumn of Memory: Participatory Remembrance of the Great Terror (Moscow, October 2021)

How did participatory remembrance of the Great Terror, from family memory to civil society endeavours, fit in Moscow's urban and mnemonic landscape shortly before the war against Ukraine? This photo essay offers moving insights
Hare Krishnas in Moscow, 1990. Image courtesy of Katharina Kucher and her extraordinary image collection, perestroika.visual-history.deImage courtesy of Katharina Kucher and perestroika.visual-history.de

The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Mormons

How did the attractiveness of the Mormon embodiment of US utopian, spiritual and material ideals shift in the turbulent realities of post-Soviet Russia? U Georgia historian Joseph Kellner investigates
IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency / Jorge Sanz

Commemorating National Martyrdom through Re-Creating the Past: Vukovar, Prijedor, Derry/Londonderry, and Gernika/Guernica

How do performative recreations across European post-conflict societies help antagonistic memories retain a multi-generational appeal? Berkeley doctoral researcher Blaze Joel investigates
IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Tadeusz Kościuszko, Poland-Lithuania and the Age of Atlantic Revolutions

How were efforts to secure US and Polish-Lithuanian independence linked in the Age of Atlantic revolution? And in what ways were attempts to free slaves and emancipate peasants connected? Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski takes us on a transatlantic journey with Tadeusz Kościuszko at the helm
Selbi Durdiyeva

Theorizing binaries through auto-ethnography, method, and commoning: Reflections from the field

Revisiting her fieldwork at a Russian memorial site, the author offers autoethnographic reflections on moving away from imposing academic authority towards the common production of knowledge alongside subjects
IMAGO/ Kirill Kukhmar/TASS

Racial Capitalocene Binaries: Approaching environmental destruction in the Russian context

Sasha Shestakova explores intersections of climate change, extractivism and the destruction of indigenous cultures in Russia’s Far North, querying human/nature and North/South binaries while tracing colonialism’s long-term legacies.
IMAGO / agefotostock

Transatlantic Circulations of Conspiracy Fiction: From Europe to the United States

Conspiracy theories are often in the (fake) news today. Although they are closer to fiction than reality, Chloé Chaudet, a recent visiting researcher at the ScienceCampus, shows that cultural and literary studies lack the tools to develop a transmedial narratology of conspiracy discourses which could investigate them in their historical and transatlantic dimensions.
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Julia Dragan/UR

The Return of Narratives | Conference Report: Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic

What can multiscalar area studies tell us about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world? Read more in this report
Leon Wyczółkowski, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Silent Rebels and the Resurrection of the Polish Nation | Exhibition analysis by Kathleen Wroblewski

Part of the Law and Justice (PiS) government’s soft power agenda, this recent exhibition features artworks that could undermine its efforts to promote a singular, martyrdom-focused politics of history and national identity.
Mediabanco Agencia - Debate Anatel 15 11 2021; CC BY 2.0

Current Debates | Igor Stipić: Changing Chile’s Historical Cycle or Radical Comprises?

Will “the cradle of neoliberalism” also become its grave, as the new President of Chile promises? Igor Stipić, doctoral researcher at the Leibniz ScienceCampus, explores the radical compromises Gabriel Borić might need to make as he seeks to guide a society marked by a decade of protests towards democratic stability and fairness.

Workshop Report | Narrated Lives, Remembered Selves: Emerging Research in Life Writing Studies

How are life writing studies positioned in relation to the spatial, transnational and global turns in cultural studies and area studies? Tamara Heger and Verena Baier discuss these questions in their workshop report.
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Impressions from the Workshop “Unbuilding binaries: Exploring affective and analytical responses to binary divisions as encountered in the field”

How can binaries be effectively unbuilt? How does this impact constructions of identity, conceptual frameworks and scholarly fields? These are some questions explored by the graduate researcher team behind the workshop “Unbuilding binaries”
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Rorschach, Anna Habaschy aka Minaechx, Wien 2020 (www.minaechx.at)

Deutschland-Analysen: seeing Germany from inside and outside. An interview with Marcus Hahn and Frederic Ponten by Tamara Heger

Must Germany be studied as a nation-state? Or could it be viewed as an area, through lenses positioned on the inside and outside? How does the Nazi past affect the analytical and conceptual frameworks open to researchers today? Marcus Hahn and Frederic Ponten discuss their efforts to reconfigure German studies as transregional or trans-imperial area studies with Tamara Heger.
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IMAGO / agefotostock

We will be alright. Some encouragement for those in the starting gates and those who will be

In this thought-provoking text, Jana Stöxen reflects on her experiences of developing her research topic for her master's thesis. She explores the social, disciplinary and material barriers she faced before outlining how she overcame them to produce an innovative piece of research. Her words offer encouragement to her peers - and others - who might be struggling with similar challenges.

Workshop Report: Migration, Mediality, Liminality

In collaboration with international partners from U Michigan and U Arizona, the ScienceCampus explored how migration experiences, in the past and today, are mediated through a variety of formats, giving expression to the liminality of global and regional mobilities.