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 ...


Für das Programm Europa im Nahen Osten – der Nahe Osten in Europa (EUME) wird zum 15. August 2016 eine Assistentin/einen Assistenten (E9 TVöD/Bund, 50%) zur Vertretung gesucht. Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen erbitten wir bis zum 14. Juni 2016 ausschließlich per E-Mail in einem PDF-Dokument an Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

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

Mon 30 May 2016
3:00 pm–3:30 pm
9. Internationales Colloquium der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft Social space and authorship in palatial architecture: The palace of Tupkish at Urkesh
Talk by Federico Buccellati (Art Histories Fellow 2015/16)
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Hörsaalzentrum, Campus Westend, Goethe-Universität Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60629 Frankfurt a.M.
Mon 30 May 2016
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Art Histories Seminar Tracing Absence: Missing Provenance, ‘Lost’ Works, and the Blind-Spots of Art History in Turkey
Banu Karaca (Art Histories Fellow 2015-16)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße 14, 14193 Berlin
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Wed 01 June 2016
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
EUME Berliner Seminar The Production of Law in the Field of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Tunisia
Maaike Voorhoeve (Amsterdam / EUME Fellow of the AVH Foundation 2015-17), Chair: Imen Gallala-Arndt (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin