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Research Colloquium: Warum tolerieren Autokraten kritische Medien? (Florian Töpfl)

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Florian Töpfl (Universität Passau) spricht im Forschungskolloquium über die Rolle von kritischen Medien in autoritären Staaten.

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Lecture Series: 'Follow-the-Hurricane-Geographies': Geographische Impulse für Area Studies am Beispiel der Karibik (Johannes Bohle)

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Johannes Bohle (Flensburg) looks at ways of bringing area studies and geography into fruitful dialogue when it comes to tracing the emergence of Modernity, global-local entanglements and asymmetries in knowledge production. Hurricanes offer a productive case study for this.

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Lecture Series: Wie Russland seinen Süden entwarf (Mirja Lecke & Oleksandr Zabirko)

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Mirja Lecke & Oleksandr Zabirko (Regensburg) examine how Russia's imperial expansion created diverse North-South relations regarding Ukraine and the Caucasus, while Russia itself was framed in shifting East-West constellations.

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Lecture Series: Oran, Alger, Sétif: Raumsemiotik bei Hélène Cixous, Kateb Yacine und Mohammed Dib (Isabella von Treskow)

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Isabella von Treskow (Regensburg) explores the spatial semiotics, spatial-temporal tensions and significance of affect in decolonization discourse relating to France and Algeria.

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Discussion - Mediating Area Studies as Public Knowledge

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In this online series, doctoral researchers, postdocs and faculty in Leipzig, Marburg and Regensburg discuss the range and limits of Area Studies today, present their latest research in the field and debate pressing issues in scholarship and beyond. The fourth in the series addresses how area studies research and expertise can more effectively reach the public through new and established media. The aim is to bring academics, researchers, journalists and curators of other media together in…

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