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 ...

Beyond Spring: Arab Film Series Part III

In 2010, the Tunisian protest movement triggered a wave of upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa that became known as "the Arab Spring". However, there is also a history to tell beyond "Spring" that may offer a more nuanced perspective on the present and future. Since 2014, the Werkstatt der Kulturen has been highlighting films from several Arab countries as part of the Arab Film Series, with this specific selection of films curated by Viola Shafik. It aims at exploring some major social and political issues in the region and will be accompanied by moderated panels with academic experts from the research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME). 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

dot_Urban Studies Seminar
Mon 04 July 2016
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Urban Studies Seminar The Toponymy of Refugee Camps in Palestine: An Urban Mirror of Displacement
Raed Bader (Birzeit University)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin
Tue 05 July 2016
10:00 am–11:30 am
Workshop by Wissenschaftskolleg, Centre Marc Bloch, et al. Ephemeral Architecture and Mechanical Devices: Ottoman Festivities as a Site of Early Modern Global Interactions
Lecture by Gül Kale (Art Histories Fellow 2015/16) within the workshop "People, Trade, Gifts and Beyond: The Circulation of Goods and Practices between the Ottoman Empire and Europe (16th-19th Centuries)"
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Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin
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Tue 05 July 2016
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
EUME Discussion Waiting for Abu Zayd (a Film by Mohamed Ali Atassi, Egypt/Syria 2010)
Film Screening in memory of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd who died this day on July 5, 2010. Discussants: Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin) & Umar Ryad (University of Utrecht), two of his students. In cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V.
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Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin