Global and Transregional Studies Platform Goettingen

Transregional/Global Research and Teaching on Göttingen Campus and Beyond

The Global and Transregional Studies Platform Goettingen brings together many existing and upcoming research and teaching activities related to regional and transregional studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Law at the University of Göttingen. Other institutions from the Göttingen Campus are also involved, including the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, as well as the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research.


Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Building on existing expertise on China, India, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and other regions, the platform strives to deepen the dialogue between different regional studies and disciplines like history, sociology and political science. The platform thus provides opportunities for joint projects, partly in collaboration with partners across the globe.


On this webpage and as an email newsletter, the platform gathers information about and promotes global and transregional events on the Göttingen Campus, as well as organising its own events. These events include working and reading groups, lectures and conferences, many of which are co-organized with other departments or institutes.

The platform is run by a board. The current speaker is Professor Dominic Sachsenmaier, and the coordinator is Dr. Matthias Zach. Matthew Fennessy is currently acting coordinator.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Members affiliated with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform Goettingen are based at a number of institutions, including the University of Göttingen (representing a wide variety of departments and research centers), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and the Georg-Eckert-Institut in Braunschweig.

Research Groups

The platform hosts several research groups, funded by variety of sources. Currently these research groups are:

Global History

In 2017, there are seven international fellows in the Global and Transregional Studies Platform’s Global History Group. They work on different aspects of the field, covering mainly the 19th and 20th centuries. The fellows are funded by various sources, include the project Volkswagen Foundation-sponsored “A Global Network for Global History”.

Inter-Asia Research

The Inter-Asia Research Group, which partly continues and develops the activities of the transregional research network CETREN, focuses on a wide range of relationships and interconnections between different parts of Asia. The group hosts international fellows in a Global Summer Semester Residency funded by the Social Science Research Council and will regularly organize workshops and other events.

Partner Institutes and Research Centres

The platform is on the Göttingen Campus