Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (ZIRS)
at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

The Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies („Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien“ (ZIRS)) is the umbrella organisation for institutions and people at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and its neighboring research institutions working in regional and area studies.

The ZIRS initiates and supports common research agendas that have a regional as well as a transregional focus and that address common thematic, theoretical and/or methodological questions. It also offers an inspiring research environment to individual projects.

In cooperation with local as well as international partners, the ZIRS organises events such as guest lectures, workshops, summer schools etc.

The publication series Schriften des ZIRS serves as a vehicle for publishing research outcomes in cultural studies and the humanities.


Neues DAAD PRIME-Projekt Dr. Steven Serels hat zum 1. Mai seine Stelle im DAAD PRIME-Projekt "A Monetary History of Poverty in the Southern Red Sea Region" angetreten. read more
Neues DFG-Projekt Am 1.4.18 hat Dr. Michael Hoffmann die von der DFG geförderte Projektstelle "Uncertain Industrial Futures: An Ethnography of Industrial Labour, Revolutionary Change and Natural Disaster in Contemporary Nepal" am ZIRS angetreten. read more
Orientwissenschaftliche Hefte Some volumes are available in the MENAdoc - Digital Collections read more