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
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...
Read Hilal Alkan's Award Speech...
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.
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)
On the Ruins of History – Is this a Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought, Art, and Politics?
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Fri 27 Oct 2017
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
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
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)