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...

Berliner Seminar Summer Term 2017

Under the umbrella theme »Re/Visions«, the Berliner Seminar of the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) will be continued in the Summer Term 2017. EUME Fellows and other scholars are going to discuss re-readings and new interpretations of historic events and their importance for current developments, as well as questions of cultural production in the context of politically fragile situations in countries like Syria or Turkey. Please find the term program here and more information here. Please find the term program here and more information here.

Call for Papers: Workshop

We invite scholars to submit papers for a workshop entitled »Imaging a 'Middle East'« that will be held on July 6-7, 2017 at the ICI Berlin. The workshop is organized by former and current Fellows of the Forum Transregionale Studien: Saima Akhtar, Walid El-Houri and Banu Karaca. Deadline: 23.04.2017. Please find the announcement here.

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 perspectivia.net. Printed essays are available through the Forum via: office(at)trafo-berlin.de. 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 here.

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Mon 24 Apr 2017
15:00–21:00

Konferenzen Conversation
Negotiating Cultural Heritage: Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing
A cooperation between Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Forum Transregionale Studien, Max Weber Stiftung and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
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Bode-Museum, Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin

Mon 24 Apr 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Between Neighbourliness and Animosity: Emergence of new Polities during Syrian Migration to Turkish cities
Hilal Alkan (Istanbul EUME/ZMO 2015-16)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 26 Apr 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Ḥukm al-Nās (The Rule of the People?): Conceptualising the Collective in Egypt around 1900
Maha AbdelMegeed (EUME Fellow 2016/17), Chair: Michael Allan (University of Oregon, EUME-CNMS Fellow of the AvH 2017-18)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Thu 27 Apr 2017
20:00–22:00

Seminare EUME Discussion
Rif 58-59 (a Film by Tarek el-Idrissi, Morocco 2014)
Film Screening and Discussion with Naoual Belakhdar (Freie Universität Berlin). In cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V.
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Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin

Tue 02 May 2017
18:00–20:00

Lectures EUME Lecture
Gender, Knowledge and Sufism: An Islamic Feminist Approach
Sa'diyya Shaikh (University of Cape Town, South Africa / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2016/17). In cooperation with the Dahlem Humanities Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
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FU Berlin, „Rostlaube", Seminarzentrum, Room L115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berli

Mon 08 May 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Reflections on the transformation of urban-rural relationships in Lebanon
A Critical Revisitation of Research Methods and Paradigms; Speaker: Astrid Meier (Orient Institut Beirut)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 10 May 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Governing Culture, Producing Citizens? Dispossession, Erasure, and Art in Turkey
Banu Karaca (Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2016/17), Chair: Hilal Alkan (Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2016/17), in cooperation with Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM)
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Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Room 212, 2nd floor, Mohrenstr. 40/41, 10117 Berlin

Thu 18 May 2017
14:00–22:30

Workshops Arbeitsgespräch / Workshop
What Makes a Man? Sexuality and Representation in Europe-Middle East Encounters
Organized by Tarek El-Ariss (UT Austin / EUME Fellow 2012/13), John Borneman (Princeton University), Peter Rehberg (ICI)
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ICI - Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Thu 18 May 2017
19:30–21:00

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
What Makes a Man? Revisiting The German's Return To His Senses and The Queering of the World
Rashid al-Daif (Beirut, Writer) & Joachim Helfer (Berlin, Writer). This discussion is part of the event "What Makes a Man? Sexuality and Representation in Europe-Middle East Encounters", organized in cooperation with the ICI Berlin
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ICI Berlin, Christinenstr. 18-19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin

Mon 22 May 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
War, Dispossession and Financialisation: The Transformation of Rural-Urban Relations in Turkey's Kurdish Region
Ozan Zeybek (Bilgi University Istanbul)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 31 May 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Beyond Tragedy and Betrayal: Towards an Intellectual History of the Arab Nahda
Jens Hanssen (University of Toronto), Chair: Leyla Dakhli (Berlin, Centre Marc Bloch)
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Centre Marc Bloch, Germaine Tillion Saal, 8th floor, Friedrichstr. 191, 10117 Berlin

Thu 08 Jun 2017
20:00–22:00

Seminare EUME Discussion
Houses Without Doors (a Film by Avo Kaprealian, Syria/Lebanon 2016)
Film Screening and Discussion with Salam Said (Berlin). In cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V.
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Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin

Mon 12 Jun 2017
15:00–17:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Between Terkos and Pera: Plural Ruralities and the Idea of Urbanity in Late-Ottoman Istanbul
Koca Mehmet Kentel (University of Washington)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 14 Jun 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Enduring Catastrophe? Palestinian Refugees in Syria between 1948 and the Nakba of Today
Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut, Visiting Fellow at BGSMCS), Chair: Refqa Abu-Remaileh (Berlin, EUME Fellow 2016/17)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Wed 21 Jun 2017
19:00–20:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egyp
Michael Allan (University of Oregon, EUME-CNMS Fellow of the AvH 2017-18), Comment: Zaal Andronikashvili (Berlin, ZfL), Chair: Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien, EUME)
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Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Trajekte-Tagungsraum, 3rd floor, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin

Mon 26 Jun 2017
Tue 27 Jun 2017

Workshops Mediterranean Perspectives in School History Teaching
convened by Romain Faure (FU Berlin) and Leyla Dakhli (Centre Marc Bloch)
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Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, Wallotstraße 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 26 Jun 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
Rethinking Dichotomies: Concessions, Collectives and Continuities in the Water Politics of Mandate Syria-Lebanon
Simon Jackson (University of Birmingham) & Christèle Allès (Université de Nantes)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 28 Jun 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Gender-Coded Cases and Authoritarian Court Practices in Tunisia (Pre-2011)
Maaike Voorhoeve (EUME Fellow of the AvH 2015-17), Chair: Deniz Yonucu (EUME-ZMO Fellow of the AvH 2015-18)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Wed 05 Jul 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Toward a Popular History of the Syrian Uprising: We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled
Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University, EUME-CNMS Fellow of the AvH 2016-18), Chair: Cilja Harders (FU Berlin, EUME)
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Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Ihnestr. 21 - F, 14195 Berlin

Thu 06 Jul 2017
Fri 07 Jul 2017

Workshops EUME Workshop
Imaging a 'Middle East'
Organized by Saima Akhtar (Irmgard Coninx Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien​ 2015/16), Walid El-Houri (EUME Fellow 2013/14) & Banu Karaca (EUME Fellow 2016/17), in cooperation with ICI
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ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Mon 10 Jul 2017
17:00–19:00

Seminare Urban Studies Seminar
The Revenge of the Rurals? Urban Trajectories around Ezzituna Mosque in post-2011 Tunis
Elyssa Jalloul (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
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Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Wed 12 Jul 2017
18:00–19:30

Seminare EUME Berliner Seminar
Reading Sayyid Qutb in Kemalist Turkey
Halil Ibrahim Yenigün (Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2016/17), Chair: Nora Lafi (ZMO, EUME)
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Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Wed 30 Aug 2017

Akademien Transregional Academy
Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World
convened by Isabel Feichtner (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), Philipp Dann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jochen von Bernstorff (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
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Juristische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bebelplatz 2, 10117 Berlin

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Fri 27 Oct 2017

Konferenzen EUME Conference
Jews in Muslim Societies – History and Prospects
Organized by W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Philipps-Universität Marburg, in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg
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Jewish Museum Berlin

Thu 16 Nov 2017
Sat 18 Nov 2017

Konferenzen International Symposium
The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets
Organized by: Centre for Art Market Studies (TU Berlin), Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Forum Transregionale Studien
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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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Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin