Sustainability in a national and international context

About this research field

This field of research includes natural resources, climate change and climate induced migration, global handling of environmental phenomena.



  • Global Interdependence? Newness and Tradition in the 21st Century
    International Conference
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2005
    Funding: DFG
  • Knowledge for Tomorrow: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in Sub Saharan and North Africa
    The project “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” opens the possibility for research partnerships between German and African researches. At the same time, it promotes high-ranking humanists and social scientists on their way to a professorship and supports them in building international partnerships and academic networks. Furthermore, this project contributes to the education of young scientists and to the capacity building at African universities.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald
    Team: Rahel Kühne-Thies, M.A., Afrikanische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar und Petra Rothenhäuser, Verwaltung, Historisches Seminar
    Year: 2013
    Funding: VolkswagenStiftung
    Duration: 2013 - 2022
    © Knowledge for Tomorrow
  • TRUST - Transdisciplinary | rural and urban | spatial transformation
    TRUST aims to concentrate the research activities in the field of spatial transformation, to build up an interdisciplinary network, and to be a partner of choice for society, industry, public administration and politics; thus continuing the long tradition of spatial research at the Leibniz University Hannover.
    Team: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert & Dr. Hinnerk Onken
    Year: 2016
    © Isabel Winarsch für VolkswagenStiftung
  • Dissertation: An Atlantic siglo de oro. Literature and Oceanic Movements in the early 17th century
    Published as: „Ein atlantisches Siglo de Oro: Literatur und ozeanische Bewegung im frühen 17. Jahrhundert“ (Berlin, Boston, de Gruyter 2017) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Anja Bandau
    Led by: Dr. Mark Minnes (Romanisches Seminar)
    Year: 2017
  • Dissertation: Neo-Extractivism and Social Inequalities in Ecuador
    Published as: Der Neo-Extraktivismus und die Bürgerrevolution: Rohstoffwirtschaft und soziale Ungleichheiten in Ecuador“ (Wiesbaden, Springer 2019) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Dr. des. Sebastian Matthes (Institut für Soziologie)
    Year: 2019