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CfP Area Studies in the Polycentric Condition | Early career researcher panel

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Conference: Regensburg, 16-17 November 2023

Call for Papers: Deadline, 31 July 2023

The Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies (DIMAS) at the University of Regensburg (UR) together with the Leibniz-ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World are delighted to invite you to the 2023 CrossArea conference in Regensburg.

Titled Doing Area Studies in the Polycentric Condition, the conference will take place on 16-17 November at the Altes Finanzamt, Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg. As well as constituting the annual CrossArea conference, the event will also serve as the kick off event for DIMAS, an area studies initiative in Regensburg that was formally launched in 2022.

As part of the conference there will be an Early Career Researcher panel, with the call for papers outline below. Applications are welcome until 31 July 2023.

More information on the planned conference sessions together with practical information about your stay in Regensburg will appear be available on this website.

Please feel free to contact Prof. Dr Timothy Nunan and Dr Paul Vickers at with any questions.

Call for Papers | Doing Area Studies in the Polycentric Condition – Early Career Researcher Panel

Deadline: 31 July 2023
Conference: 16 - 17 November in Regensburg

Complete call as PDF

A central part of the conference will be a panel devoted to highlighting new and upcoming research in area studies, featuring the work of early career scholars. As such, we are soliciting applications from early career researchers (defined as PhD students or post-doctoral scholars who have received their PhD since 2020) who are interested in presenting their research at the conference. As CrossArea brings together leading scholars of area studies from throughout Germany, this is an excellent opportunity for scholars looking to make an impression and identify potential hosts for their next professional move.

For this year’s early career scholars panel, we hope to highlight outstanding work in area studies and adjacent fields like history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and literary studies. We particularly welcome contributions focusing on the following themes:

•    The Russo-Ukrainian War and its impacts on global order
•    Zones of contested sovereignty
•    Transregional and/or comparative approaches to area studies
•    Digital humanities, digital media and new methodological approaches to area studies
•    Diasporas and their cultural production
•    Urbanization and infrastructures of solidarity in cities
•    Climate change and its impacts on domestic and international law as well as global governance
•    Developments in higher education policy and their impact on research in area studies

Beyond these topics, we also welcome early career scholars working on transregional or comparative approaches to area studies.