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...
MLA Prize for a First Book awarded to EUME Fellow Michael Allan
Congratulations to Michael Allan (EUME Fellow 2017 & 2018) who will be awarded the MLA Prize for a First Book for »In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt« during the MLA's annual convention in New York on 6 January 2018. The committee's citation starts: "Michael Allan's In the Shadow of World Literature makes a momentous intervention into discussions about the global status of literary culture by way of modern Arabic writing and in doing so poses the big questions of our time about the nature and operation of literature."
Full press release of the Modern Language Association...
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«.
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.
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: tba
Thu 25 Jan 2018
7th Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution: Women, Arts, Body
Film Screening and Discussion: Planting of Girls (by Viola Shafik, Documentary, 1999, Egypt) and The Thread and the Wall (by Mohamed Khaled, Documentary, 2015, Egypt). Discussion with Dina El-Sharnouby, Ahmed Badawi, Sara Abbas and Hanaa El-Deghem. In cooperation with Mayadin al-Tahrir e.V. and Werkstatt der Kulturen
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)
Thu 08 Feb 2018
Into the Sun: Lyrics of the Nubian Experience of Migration
Film Screening and Lecture: Voyage to Nubia (by Saad Nadim, Documentary, 1960, Egypt), The Dam (by Saber Akeed, Animation, 1990, Egypt) and The Nubia Train (by Attiyat El-Abnoudi, Documentary, 2002, Egypt). Lecture by EUME Fellow Alia Mossallam. In cooperation with Mayadin al-Tahrir e.V. and Werkstatt der Kulturen
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)