European Visiting Professorship

The "European Visiting Professorship" has existed at Saarland University since 2008. Since 2016, the format has been coordinated in a new form by the CEUS. The visiting professorship takes into account the European self-image of the university and stands for openness and international exchange, but also for the commitment to the research subject of Europe, which is anchored in the humanities and social sciences of our university.

The European Visiting Professorship brings renowned European researchers to Saarbrücken once a year at the invitation of the CEUS. The academics are to contribute their expertise to teaching as well as to concrete research initiatives of the European focus and to sustainably network Saarland University with its international specialist circles. The students thus have the opportunity to study with a renowned guest for one semester and to become acquainted with new topics and fields of research on Europe as a research subject. At the same time, the guest professorship has an impact on the public sphere with lectures and discussion events.

 

European Visiting Professorship in the summer semester 2021

In the summer semester of 2021, Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Droit will hold the European Visiting Professorship at Saarland University. Emmanuel Droit is Professor of Contemporary History of International Relations at Sciences Po Strasbourg.

After studying history, philosophy and literature at the Universities of Nancy, Göttingen, Paris I and at the TU Berlin, Prof. Droit was awarded his doctorate with a thesis on "Vorwärts zum neuen Menschen? Die sozialistische Erziehung in der DDR 1949–1989". Since September 2017, he has held a professorship at Sciences Po Strasbourg on the contemporary history of international relations.

As part of his European Visiting Professorship, Emmanuel Droit offers several courses at Saarland University. On 15 July 2021, he will speak in the CEUS lecture series "Europa Diskurs(e) – Internationale Europaforschung zu Gast an der UdS" on the topic "Solidarität mit dem ‚gekidnappten Westen‘. Europa als idealisierte Gemeinschaft (1975–1989)".

 
Courses taught by Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Droit in the summer semester 2021
  • Vorlesung: Nachbarn am Rhein. Eine Geschichte der französischen und deutschen Gesellschaften im "Zeitalter der Extreme"

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  • Proseminar: Europa als Schlachtfeld? Erinnerungskulturen über Krieg und Kolonialismus

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  • Proseminar: Quo vadis, Europa? Eine Zeitgeschichte Europas nach 1989

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