Relations between Europe and both North and South America are currently undergoing dramatic transformations. It is thus all the more important to explore the complex entanglements of multiple regions on both sides of the Atlantic. This is the main objective of the interdisciplinary Leibniz-ScienceCampus “Europe and America in the Modern World”.

The relationship between Europe and America has been constitutive of globalisation, its inherent tensions and its fault lines since the late eighteenth century. The research programme of the Regensburg ScienceCampus therefore focuses on the key sites of globalisation – and resistance to it, something that is manifested in migration processes and cultural identities, for example. The Campus thus seeks to contribute to improving understandings of the history of globalisation while also tracing current developments in transatlantic relations and encounters.

Following the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary area studies, the Regensburg ScienceCampus brings together researchers from various fields, including history, cultural studies, linguistics, literary studies, economics and the social sciences. A significant feature of the Campus is the extensive international network of partners involved. They are based across North and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe. “Europe and America in the Modern World” will thus work towards making Regensburg a leading centre for transregional area studies.

The blog journal Frictions offers insight into research and discussions on the core regions and themes explored in the ScienceCampus.

Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer
Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg
T +49 941 943 5475
Dr Paul Vickers
Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS), University of Regensburg
T +49 941 943 5964