Aerial view on agriculture fields © istock/golero
© istock/golero

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (“Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien” (ZIRS)) is a research institution of the Martin Luther University for the promotion and networking of regional scientific competences and for the management of interdisciplinary research projects.



Call for contributions - Summer School "Multi-crisis around the World: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and the Humanities”

The 2024 meeting, which is organised in close cooperation with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZIRS) at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe), addresses questions of multiple crises and the role of social sciences and humanities. Find the full call here.

Call for Papers: Futures Coal at RGS 2024 in London

ZIRS members Amy Walker and Felix Schiedlowski call for abstracts for their panel on ‘Futures of Coal’: Mapping the Geographies, Materialities and Rhythms of Coal at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society. in London, August 2024. The authors welcome geographical, interdisciplinary, artistic, and novel contributions addressing questions and concerns in the fields of geologies of coal, genealogies of coal, temporalities of coal, materials of coal, and folklore of coal. Find the full call here. The deadline for submissions is February 16