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 ...

Call for Applications: EUME Fellowships 2016/2017

In the framework of the program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) scholars are invited to apply for one of the five postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016/2017. Deadline: May 9, 2016. Please find here detailed information and the call for applications.

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

Fri 29 Apr 2016

Thur 12 May 2016
Art Histories Travelling Seminar The Architectures, Aesthetic Practices, and Arts of Iran
From Shiraz via Persepolis, Abarkhooh, Yazd, Isfahan to Tehran | In collaboration with Combiz Moussavi-Aghdam (Art University, Tehran)
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Mon 02 May 2016
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Urban Studies Seminar From Asylum Activists to Community Leaders: How Palestinian-Lebanese refugees shaped the Arab community in West Berlin 1975-1989
Livia Gerster (FU Berlin)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin
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Wed 11 May 2016
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
EUME Berliner Seminar Visions for Democracy in Israel/Palestine
Hassan Jabareen (Adalah, Jerusalem / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2015/16) & Amnon Raz Krakotzkin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev / Member of EUME), Chair: Roni Mann (Barenboim-Said Akademie)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin