Call for Applications: Visiting Fellowships 2018

The Europainstitut (Institute for European Global Studies) of the University of Basel, Switzerland, welcomes applications for three Visiting Fellowships (three months in 2018, starting in spring or in autumn) in the field of European Global Studies, with special focus on the topic area “Performing Knowledge: The Politics and Economics of European Studies”.

Neue Online-Publikation: “Tobler/Beglinger-Brevier zum Institutionellen Abkommen Schweiz-EU”

Prof. Dr. Christa Tobler und Jacques Beglinger, D.E.S.S., haben ein Brevier zum institutionellen Rahmen der Beziehungen der Schweiz und der Europäischen Union veröffentlicht. Die online-Publikation soll zu einem besseren Verständnis der komplexen Thematik beitragen und steht zum kostenfreien Download bereit.

E-Journal "Global Europe" on Brexit

"Brexit: What can the United Kingdom learn from Swiss-European Union Relations?" is the title of an article by Philippe G. Nell. The article has been published in the e-journal "Global Europe - Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective".

“Tonight It Is Europe and the World Looking at Us…”

With the current success of populists and the fear of Frexit in mind, Emmanuel Macron’s victory at the French presidential elections was widely perceived as a critical turning point for Europe. But is the new French government able and willing to live up to the continent’s expectations? And what relevance does the rest of the world attribute to the election’s outcome? Ralph Weber comments on the French President’s victory speech.

Neue Ausgabe des Newsletters

Mit dem Ausgang der französischen Präsidentschaftswahlen und weiteren aktuellen Themen befasst sich die neueste Ausgabe des Newsletters. Der Newsletter informiert regelmässig über Neuigkeiten am Europainstitut und blickt auf die Entwicklung Europas aus einer globalen Perspektive.

7th European Conference on African Studies in Basel

“Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New Encounters of the Rural and the Urban” was the topic of the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). The conference was organized by the Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies. It took place at the University of Basel from June 29 to July 1, 2017. Ralph Weber, Assistant Professor of European Global Studies, participated in a round table discussion.

„Borders and Beyond: Reinventing Europe” – Conference with the Swiss Institute in Rome

In light of the lingering sense of crisis within the EU, the Institute for European Global Studies and the Swiss Institute in Rome have organized a conference that sought to explore alternative framings of and redefined priorities for Europe. In its opening conversation, Roberto Esposito and Madeleine Herren-Oesch discussed Europe from a philosophical perspective. The conference took place on June 7-8, 2017, at the Swiss Institute in Rome.

Call for Papers: Symposium on the Global Histories of Natural Resources

“Sovereignty, Economy and the Global Histories of Natural Resources” is the topic of an international symposium at the University of Cambridge. The event is a cooperation between the Universities of Basel (Europainstitut), Heidelberg and Sydney. It takes place December 18-19, 2017, and is organized by Tehila Sasson. Scholars interested in presenting a paper can apply with an abstract until June 15.

Call for Submissions: International Research Award in Global History 2018

The Universities of Munich, Basel and Sydney are proud to announce the Fourth International Research Award in Global History. The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium at the History Department of the University of Munich. Applications are accepted until September 30, 2017