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.

Upcoming Events

dot_EUME Discussion
Thur 30 Mar 2017
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
EUME Discussion In this Land Lay Graves of Mine (a Film by Reine Mitri, Lebanon 2015)
Film Screening and Discussion with Khaled Saghieh (Beirut / EUME Fellow 2016/17) & Rabih El-Khoury. In cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V. and alfilm
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Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin
Mon 03 Apr 2017
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Arthistories Seminar The Art of Infrastructure: The German Construction of thr Ottoman Railway Network
Peter H. Christensen (Arthistories Fellow 2016-17, University of Rochester)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße 14, 14193 Berlin
Wed 19 Apr 2017
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
CAHIM Lecture The Biography of an 11th Century Ghaznavid Qur’an: Form, Function & Circulation.
Alya Karame (CAHIM Fellow 2016-2017 / PhD University of Edinburgh)
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Museum für Islamische Kunst, Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2-8, 10117 Berlin