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...

New: Nahrain Al-Mousawi's essay »Death at the Border: Making and Unmaking the Migrating Body«

The fourth essay of the series »Essays of the Forum Transregionale Studien« has been published recently. Nahrain Al-Mousawi's (EUME Fellow 2015/16) text »Death at the Border: Making and Unmaking the Migrating Body« can be read online and/or downloaded for free at Printed essays are available through the Forum via: Please find further information here.

Urban Studies Seminar 2016-2017

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 21st under the annual theme »Rethinking Urban-Rural Relations in an Age of Migration, Displacement, Environmental Transformations and Fringe Urbanization«. Please find the program hereDownload.

Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2016/17

The Berliner Seminar of the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) will be continued in the winter term 2016/2017. Under this academic year's umbrella theme »Struggle and Survival«, questions relating to the ongoing transformation of the Middle East, also in relation to Europe will be discussed. A special emphasis in the discussions will be put on issues of political and societal fragmentation, on rethinking concepts and approaches in times of crisis. Please find the term program hereDownload and more information here.

Upcoming Events

dot_EUME Berliner Seminar
Wed 25 Jan 2017
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
EUME Berliner Seminar The Possibility (and Tensions) of 'Muslim Democracy'
Asef Bayat (University of Illinois / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2016/17), Chair: Cilja Harders (Freie Universität Berlin / EUME)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin
dot_EUME Discussion
Wed 25 Jan 2017
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
EUME Discussion YALLAH! UNDERGROUND (a Film by Farid Eslam, Czech Republic/Germany 2015)
Film Screening and Discussion with Alia Mossallam (EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung 2017-2018), Ahmed Badawi (Berlin / FU), Stefan Pethke. In cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V.
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Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin
dot_Urban Studies Seminar
Mon 06 Feb 2017
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Urban Studies Seminar Town and Countryside in Western Anatolia and the Balkans in the Long 19th Century: Land, People and Work
Yücel Terzibaşoğlu (Boğaziçi University Istanbul)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin