Summer Term 2018

Popular Histories

Venue: Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße 14, 14193 Berlin (if not indicated otherwise)
5 - 6.30 pm

11 Apr | »Popular Protest in Mamluk Egypt and Syria«
Amina Elbendary (Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg Senior Fellow, U of Bonn/ AUC)
Chair: Pascale Ghazaleh (AUC / EUME Fellow 2017/18)

25 Apr | »Breathing Life into the Archive: Egyptian Revolutionary History on the Theatre Stage«
Laila Soliman (Cairo)
in conversation with
Alia Mossallam (AUC / EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Cilja Harders (FU Berlin)

8 May | »Oecumenism and Sectarianism in the East of the Mediterranean since 1918«
Ussama Makdisi (Rice U / Siemens Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin 2017/18)
Comment and Chair: Seda Altuğ (EUME Fellow 2017/18)

16 May | »This is What Socialism Looks Like: Soundscapes of Memory and Archiving Practices of the Aswan High Dam Workers (1960-1970)«
Alia Mossallam (EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: On Barak (Tel Aviv U / re:work Fellow 2017/18, HU Berlin)
Location: re:work (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Georgenstr. 23, 10117 Berlin)

23 May | »Sounds of Empire: Music Recording in the Late Ottoman World«
Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-21)
Chair: Valeska Huber (FU Berlin)

30 May | »The People’s Property: Resources and Rights in Late Nineteenth-Century Egypt« 
Pascale Ghazaleh (AUC / EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Alia Mossallam (AUC / EUME Fellow 2017/18)

06 Jun | »Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature«
Ela E. Gezen (U of Massachusetts / EUME Fellow 2015/16)
Chair: Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien / EUME)

13 Jun | »Arabic Rewritings of Tolstoy’s "Kreutzer Sonata"«   
Margaret Litvin (Boston U / EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Susanne Frank (HU Berlin)

20 Jun | »Excavation as Critique in/of the Arab Present«
Zeina G. Halabi (AUB / EUME Fellow 2018-20)
Chair: Refqa Abu-Remaileh (FU Berlin / EUME Fellow 2017/18)

27 Jun | »Sacred Cure: Political Theology and the Post-Colonial Arab Order«  
Yoav Di-Capua (U of Texas, Austin / EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Michael Allan (U of Oregon / EUME Fellow 2017/18)

04 Jul | »Visuality and Displacement in Arab Graphic Novels and Comics«
Rasha Chatta (EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Lamia Moghnieh (EUME Fellow 2017/18)

11 Jul | »The Rebellious in Tradition: Sufism and Surrealism in Issam Mahfouz' Work«
Arturo Monaco (Sapienza U of Rome / EUME Fellow 2018)
Chair: Jessica Metz (Forum Transregionale Studien / EUME)

18 Jul | »Reflections on Orientalism and Early Cinema«
Michael Allan (U of Oregon / EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Chair: Rasha Chatta (EUME Fellow 2017/18)