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«.
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Fellows 2017/18

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.
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Latest Publications

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

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Thu 23 Nov 2017
20:00–22:00

Seminare EUME Discussion
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
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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 Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin 20171123T200000 20171123T220000
Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin

Wed 29 Nov 2017
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20171129T170000 20171129T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Fri 01 Dec 2017
Sat 02 Dec 2017

Workshops EUME Workshop
"On the Ruins of History" - A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought?
Organized by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in cooperation with EUME
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"On the Ruins of History" - A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought? Organized by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in cooperation with EUME Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Workshop 20171201T000000 20171202T000000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Fri 01 Dec 2017
14:00–17:30

Workshops WeberWorldCafé
Russland in Europa – Europa in Russland
Organisiert von der Max Weber Stiftung und dem Forum Transregionale Studien
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Russland in Europa – Europa in Russland Organisiert von der Max Weber Stiftung und dem Forum Transregionale Studien Deutsches Historisches Museum, Café, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin WeberWorldCafé 20171201T140000 20171201T173000
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Café, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin

Wed 06 Dec 2017
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20171206T170000 20171206T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Thu 07 Dec 2017
Sat 09 Dec 2017

Konferenzen Annual Conference
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)
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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) Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin Annual Conference 20171207T090000 20171209T170000
Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin

Wed 13 Dec 2017
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Workshops Explorative Workshop
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin Explorative Workshop 20171213T090000 20171214T180000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Wed 13 Dec 2017
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
The Context and Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide
Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-19), Chair: Alice von Bieberstein (Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2017/18)
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The Context and Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-19), Chair: Alice von Bieberstein (Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2017/18) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20171213T170000 20171213T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 18 Dec 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Syrian Musicians in Istanbul: Street Musicianship as an Emerging Musical Practice
Evrim Hikmet Öğüt (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul)
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Syrian Musicians in Istanbul: Street Musicianship as an Emerging Musical Practice Evrim Hikmet Öğüt (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20171218T170000 20171218T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 10 Jan 2018
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20180110T170000 20180110T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Thu 11 Jan 2018
Fri 12 Jan 2018

Workshops Explorative Workshop
Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific
convened by meLe Yamomo (Freie Universität Berlin)
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Acoustic Histories/Historiographies in the Asia Pacific convened by meLe Yamomo (Freie Universität Berlin) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin Explorative Workshop 20180111T090000 20180112T180000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 22 Jan 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Puppet Shows as Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran
Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University)
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Puppet Shows as Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180122T170000 20180122T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 24 Jan 2018
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20180124T170000 20180124T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 05 Feb 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Sport and Youth Centres as Sites of Self-Governance and Local Participation in the West Bank
Dorota Woroniecka (University of Lodz)
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Sport and Youth Centres as Sites of Self-Governance and Local Participation in the West Bank Dorota Woroniecka (University of Lodz) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180205T170000 20180205T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 07 Feb 2018
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20180207T170000 20180207T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Wed 14 Feb 2018
17:00–18:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
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)
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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) Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Berliner Seminar 20180214T170000 20180214T183000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 16 Apr 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Fighting against Pleasure: Policing Opium in 19th Century Istanbul
Burak Onaran (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2013/14)
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Fighting against Pleasure: Policing Opium in 19th Century Istanbul Burak Onaran (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2013/14) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180416T170000 20180416T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 30 Apr 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
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)
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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) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180430T170000 20180430T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 14 May 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
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)
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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) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180514T170000 20180514T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 28 May 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Finding Time to Play: Syrian Underage Workers at a Beirut Scrapyard
Elizabeth Saleh (American University of Beirut)
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Finding Time to Play: Syrian Underage Workers at a Beirut Scrapyard Elizabeth Saleh (American University of Beirut) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180528T170000 20180528T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 11 Jun 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
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)
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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) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180611T170000 20180611T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 18 Jun 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Deciphering Moroccan 'Cool': Urban Youth, Rap, and the Politics of Resistance
Cristina Moreno Almeida (King's College London)
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Deciphering Moroccan 'Cool': Urban Youth, Rap, and the Politics of Resistance Cristina Moreno Almeida (King's College London) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180618T170000 20180618T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Mon 25 Jun 2018
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
East, West and the Capital: Saudi Arabia through its Visual Arts
Maha al Senan (Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University Riyadh)
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East, West and the Capital: Saudi Arabia through its Visual Arts Maha al Senan (Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University Riyadh) Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin 20180625T170000 20180625T190000
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin