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...
Workshop: »'On the Ruins of History' - A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought?«
On the theme »'On the Ruins of History' - A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought?«, a workshop will take place from December 1-2, 2017 at the Forum Transregionale Studien. The event is convened by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in cooperation with Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Program and more information...
Urban Studies Seminar 2017-2018
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 6th under the annual theme »Urban Spaces of Leisure, Art and Sports«.
The research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME) welcomes its Fellows of 2017/2018. Starting in October at the beginning of the new academic year, they will have the opportunity to work on their research projects, join networks and take part in discussions.
Detailed information on the Fellows and their research projects...
Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2017/18
Under this winter term's umbrella theme »Archeology of the Present«, our fellows and other guest researchers will discuss their research projects and ideas on the negotiation of universal norms and rights between Europe and the Middle East, as well as their views on the fragmentation of history and present.
Program and more information...
Recently published books and lectures that have emerged during the work of the research program Europe in the Middle East—the Middle East in Europe (EUME), can be found here.
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Carte Blanche for Mohammad Ali Atassi / Bidayyat
Screening of five short Bidayyat productions: Yaman, The Boy and the Sea, Now: End of Season, 9 ½, Blue. Guest: Mohammad Ali Atassi, Discussant: tba. In cooperation with Mayadin al-Tahrir e.V. and Werkstatt der Kulturen
Governing Land and Property in Syria and the Colonial Legacies of Sectarianism
Seda Altug (Bogazici University / EUME Fellow 2017/18), Chair: Katharina Lange (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)
"On the Ruins of History" - A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought?
Organized by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in cooperation with EUME
Russland in Europa – Europa in Russland
Organisiert von der Max Weber Stiftung und dem Forum Transregionale Studien
In Search of the Archive: On Writing History in Egypt Today
Pascale Ghazaleh (AUC / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017/18), Chair: Gudrun Krämer (FU Berlin / Member of EUME)
Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context
Convened by Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris, DHIP), Barbara Mittler (Heidelberger Centrum für Transkulturelle Studien, HCTS), and Pierre Monnet (Institut franco-allemand de sciences historiques et sociales, Frankfurt am Main)
The Axis Powers and Decolonisation: Debating perspectives, differences, and entanglements of the end of empire in Germany, Italy, and Japan
convened by Annalisa Urbano (University of Bayreuth)
The Context and Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide
Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-19), Chair: Alice von Bieberstein (Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2017/18)
Mon 18 Dec 2017
Syrian Musicians in Istanbul: Street Musicianship as an Emerging Musical Practice
Evrim Hikmet Öğüt (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul)
No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre and Decolonization
Yoav Di-Capua (University of Texas / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017/18), Chair: Margaret Litvin (Boston University / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017/18)
Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific
convened by meLe Yamomo (Freie Universität Berlin)
Mon 22 Jan 2018
Puppet Shows as Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran
Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University)
How to Understand Popular Uprisings and what Remains of the Arab Revolutions?
Panel Discussion with Alia Mossallam (AUC / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017-18) and Yassin Al-Hajj Saleh (Raqqa / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2017/18), Chair: Pascale Ghazaleh (AUC / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017/18)
Mon 05 Feb 2018
Sport and Youth Centres as Sites of Self-Governance and Local Participation in the West Bank
Dorota Woroniecka (University of Lodz)
A Cultural History of the Body in the Work of Modern Iranian Religious Intellectuals 1960-1980
Fatima Tofighi (University of Religions Qom / EUME Fellow 2017/18), Chair: Katrin Bromber (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient)
An Archeology of Today: Tracing the Genealogies of Yezidi Victimhood
Zeynep Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017/18), Chair: Kader Konuk (Universität Essen-Duisburg / Member of EUME)
Mon 16 Apr 2018
Fighting against Pleasure: Policing Opium in 19th Century Istanbul
Burak Onaran (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2013/14)
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Imprints of Loss on the Walls of the City: A Comparative Perspective of Politics of Mourning in Contemporary Turkey and Greece
Leonidas Karakatsanis (British Institute at Ankara) & Savvas Voutyras (University of Essex)
Mon 14 May 2018
Memory and the City: Musealizing Difficult Pasts in Istanbul, Çanakkale and Kars / Exhibitions as Conflict Zones: Memory, Identity Building and Genocide in Istanbul and Budapest
Banu Karaca (IPC, Sabancı University, EUME Fellow 2015/16) / İlkay Yılmaz (Leibniz-ZMO)
Mon 28 May 2018
Finding Time to Play: Syrian Underage Workers at a Beirut Scrapyard
Elizabeth Saleh (American University of Beirut)
Mon 11 Jun 2018
Morbid Fascinations: Zagreb's Mirogoj Cemetery as a Site of Leisure, Memory, and Amnesia
Jeremy Walton (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Göttingen)
Mon 18 Jun 2018
Deciphering Moroccan 'Cool': Urban Youth, Rap, and the Politics of Resistance
Cristina Moreno Almeida (King's College London)
Mon 25 Jun 2018
East, West and the Capital: Saudi Arabia through its Visual Arts
Maha al Senan (Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University Riyadh)