The members of the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies have studied African, (Anglo and Latin)  American and European societies and their entanglements and global connections since nearly three decades. Currently they work on: 

1) Challenges posed by long-term social changes in the Atlantic sphere
Demographic change, migration and mobility processes, the asymmetrical world economy, social inequality and labour relations. 

2) Coping strategies and conflict settlement in Atlantic societies
Interculturality and legal pluralism, political participation and global human rights, religion and ethnicity as political resources. 

3) Mediality, representation and perception of the challenges faced in Atlantic regions 
Knowledge production and organization, (new) social media, identity constructions and their cultural representations, memory cultures and colonial pasts.

4) Domestic Orders in the Atlantic World
Transformations of houses, households, the domestic sphere, and concepts of home and belonging as result of the mobility of people, commodities and ideas in the Atlantic space from the 16th century to the globalized present age

Please look for "Projects and Funding" for common and individual, also PhD projects, and for "Publications" to find books and articles of CAGS researchers in English, Spanish and French.

The subcategories contain information about the research fields, previous and current research and book projects, dissertation projects as well as publications. The latter shows a selection of books and articles. A more detailed list can be found on the webpages of the respective CAGS members.  


Various members of the CAGS participate in the Leibniz research centres:

  • TRUST - Transdisciplinary | rural and urban | spatial transformation
  • Inclusive Citizenship
  • and in the interdisciplinary research project CHER: Cultural Heritage as Resource?