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Project information


Prof D. Matthias Middell
University of Leipzig, Centre for Area Studies


Phase 1: 2016 – 2019
Phase 2: 2020 – 2023


University of Leipzig, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Centre for Area Studies 

Further information

SFB 1199 web page

Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: Processes of spatialisation under the global condition

In January 2016 a new collaborative research center “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” (SFB 1199) has started. In this project researchers from diverse disciplines work together: geographers, historians and cultural scientists, africanists and americanists, orientalists and sinologists, as well as anthropologists and political scientists. IfL and the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) are partners of the Leipzig University in this SFB. IfL participates with several research projects:

2nd funding period: 2020–2023

  • Innovative technology enterprises at unusual locations in Central Asia and Africa (project A2)

  • Spatial semantics of geography in the 19th and 20th centuries (project C1)

  • Maps and atlases as mediators and producers of space (knowledge) under the global condition (project C5)

1st funding period: 2016–2019

  • Peripheral but global: World market leaders outside of agglomerations (project A2)

  • Border Transcending Assemblages of Medical Practices (project B5)

  • “Our Field is the World”: Geographical Societies 1821–1914 in international comparison (project C1)

  • Maps of Globalization: The Production and the Visualization of Spatial Knowledge (project C5)