Europe in the Middle East—the Middle East in Europe
 (EUME) is a multi-disciplinary research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien. EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. Within the framework of five research fields in the disciplines of Literature, Political Philosophy, Urban History, Philology-cum-Late Antiquity, and Islamic Studies, the program attempts to recollect the legacies of Europe in the Middle East and of the Middle East in Europe in an inclusive way that aims to do justice to their entanglements. More ...

Berliner Seminar Summer Term 2016

The Berliner Seminar of the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) will continue on the theme “Culture, Society and Freedom” in the summer term 2016. Addressed will be issues such as “Visions for Democracy in Israel/Palestine”, “The Production of Law in the Field of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Tunisia” or “Freedom of Belief and the Qur'an”. Please find the term program here.

Out now: »Commitment and Beyond«

As part of the series »Literatures in Context«, »Commitment and Beyond: Reflections on/of the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s«, edited by Friederike Pannewick und Georges Khali, is out now. With contributions by EUME and AKMI fellows, members, and friends: Randa Aboubakr, Sinan Antoon, Rachid Ouaissa, Zeina G. Halabi, Elias Khoury, Refqa Abu-Remaileh, Michael Allan, Tarek El-Ariss, Hanan Toukan, Atef Botros, Yvonne Albers, Stephan Milich, Christian Junge, Felix Lang, Leslie Tramontini, Charlotte Pardey, Dina Heshmat, Yoav Di-Capua, Stephan Guth, Sonja Mejcher-Atassi. More ...

Urban Studies Seminar 2015-2016

The Urban Studies Seminar, organized by the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in cooperation with Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME), will be starting on November 2 under the annual theme »Refugees in the City«. Please find the program here.

Upcoming Events

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Sun 28 Aug 2016

Sun 04 Sept 2016
Sommerakademie Reconfiguring the (Non-)Political. Performing and Narrating Change and Continuity
In cooperation between the Philipps University Marburg's Center for Near and Middle East Studies, l'Université de la Manouba (UMA), l’Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), both based in Tunis, and the research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
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Tunis
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Mon 19 Sept 2016

Wed 28 Sept 2016
Transregional Academy De-Framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century: Places, Routes and Actors
convened by Leyla Dakhli (Centre Marc Bloch), Berlin
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Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno, Crete
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Thur 06 Oct 2016

Fri 07 Oct 2016
Explorative Workshop All You Can Do with Catalogs: Accessing, Organizing, Disseminating Local and Global Knowledge (15th-19th Centuries)
convened by Paola Molino (LMU Munich/Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung)
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Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Wallotstraße 14, 14193 Berlin