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...

Research with scholars at risk

The Forum Transregionale Studien was enabled by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative to award a stipend to a scholar at risk. Since 2011 the Forum has supported scholars that have fled or were at risk in their home countries with more than ten postdoctoral scholarships in the framework of its program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Press release (in German)...

Open Access: »Commitment and Beyond«

The volume »Commitment and Beyond. Reflections on/of the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s«, edited by Friederike Pannewick and Georges Khalil together with Yvonne Albers, is now available open access. With contributions by EUME and AKMI fellows, members and friends ...more
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Videos online: »What Makes a Man?«

All videos from the ICI-EUME Workshop »What Makes a Man? Sexuality and Representation in Europe-Middle East Encounters« from May 18, 2017, are now online. To the videos...
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Forum: »Writing (in) Exile«

On the theme »Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile«, a Forum took place from July 10-11, 2017 at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. This event was organized by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Photos, full program and more information...

Symposium: »Imaging a 'Middle East'«

From July 6-7, 2017, an International Symposium on the theme »Imaging a 'Middle East'« took place at the ICI Berlin. The event was organized by former and current Fellows of the Forum Transregionale Studien: Saima Akhtar, Walid El-Houri and Banu Karaca. Photos, complete program and more information...

Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, Intercultural Communication and Respect of Difference awarded to EUME Fellow Hilal Alkan

Congratulations to Hilal Alkan (EUME Fellow 2016/17) who received the Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, Intercultural Communication and Respect of Difference on June 22, 2017. The prize is dedicated to emerging scholars who are engaged for academic and civic freedoms. Hilal Alkan belongs to the group of scholars from Turkey who signed the petition of the academics for peace, and was among the first who subsequently lost her position. The prize was handed over in the presence of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Press Release...
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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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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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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) Juristische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bebelplatz 2, 10117 Berlin Transregional Academy 20170821T070000 20170830T160000
Juristische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bebelplatz 2, 10117 Berlin

Fri 13 Oct 2017
Sat 14 Oct 2017

Workshops EUME Workshop
On the Ruins of History – Is this a Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought, Art, and Politics?

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On the Ruins of History – Is this a Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought, Art, and Politics? Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin EUME Workshop 20171013T000000 20171014T000000
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 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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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 Jewish Museum Berlin 20171024T220000 20171027T220000
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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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 Berlin International Symposium 20171116T090000 20171118T180000
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