Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies (CAGS), Leibniz Universität Hannover
The Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies is an interdisciplinary research and study centre at the Faculty of Humanities of the Leibniz Universität Hannover. It brings together members of the Departments of History, Sociology/ Cultural Anthropology, Romance Languages and Literatures, English and American Studies, and Religious Studies.
The Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies was founded in 2015, but it has grown from a long-standing interdisciplinary cooperation among the working group “Transformation Studies – Societal Transformation in Periphery and Core”. The centre has a regional focus on the Atlantic World, i.e. Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. Within this context, special attention is given to the relations between South and North and to the entanglements within the “Global South”. The Hannover concept approaches the Atlantic as an “open” space: a sociotope and regional starting point shaped by the many and mutual links with other world regions.
The staff of the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies set up and run the Master´s programme of Atlantic Studies in History, Culture and Society. Every winter term, the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies runs a series of lectures entitled “The Atlantic as Historical Space”. A research colloquium open to university members and the general public takes place each semester featuring German and international visiting lecturers as well as doctoral students.
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