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 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 of the fragmentation of history and the present.
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International Conference: »Jews in Muslim Majority Countries - History and Prospects«
From October 24-27, the International Conference: »Jews in Muslim Majority Countries - History and Prospects« will take place at the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. The event is organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin and the research network Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa of the Philipps-Universität Marburg in collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME).
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We are saying goodbye to our Fellows of 2016/2017
It was a wonderful and inspiring time and we thank all the Fellows for their engagement at EUME. Please find some information on our current Fellows and Alumni here...
We are looking forward to meeting the new Fellows of the coming year in October 2017!
ERC Starting Grant awarded to EUME Fellow Refqa Abu-Remaileh
Congratulations to Refqa Abu-Remaileh (EUME Fellow 2012/13, 2014-18) who received an ERC Starting Grant. The funding of the European Research Council (ERC) for early career researchers enables her to work on her research project »Country of Words: Reading and Reception of Palestinian Literature from 1948 to the Present« at Freie Universität Berlin.
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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
Review of Sune Haugbolle in Journal of Arabic Literature
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.
The Re-Enchantment of the World
Yassin Al-Haj Saleh (Raqqa / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2017/18), Introduction: Leyla Dakhli (Centre Marc Bloch), Chair: Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien / EUME)
God and the Refugees: The Return of the Suppressed
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Jerusalem / Member of EUME), Chair: Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien / EUME)
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Fri 27 Oct 2017
Jews in Muslim Majority Countries – History and Prospects
Organized by the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Philipps-Universität Marburg, in cooperation with EUME & the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg
Legalizing Authoritarianism in Egypt
Amr Hamzawi (Stanford University), Chair: Alia Mossallam (AUC / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017-18)
Contriving an Iraqi Sociology: 'Ali al-Wardi and the Invention of the Peasant
Haytham Bahoora (University of Toronto / EUME Fellow 2017), Chair: Pascale Ghazaleh (AUC / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung 2017/18)
Filming Revolution: A Meta-Documentary about Filmmaking in Egypt since the Revolution
Alisa Lebow (University of Sussex / Associated EUME Fellow 2017) in conversation with Refqa Abu-Remaileh (Associated EUME Fellow 2017/18)
Trauma Politics and the Psychologization of War and Violence in Lebanon
Lamia Moghnie (EUME Fellow 2017/18), Chair: Sonja Mejcher-Atassi (AUB / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2017/18)
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
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)
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 Context and Afterlife of the Armenian Genocide
Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-19), Chair: Alice von Bieberstein (Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2017/18)
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)
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)
A Cultural History of the Body in the Work of Modern Iranian 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)