Tue 11 May 2021

Re-shaping the “Socialist Factory” in Egypt in the Late 1960s–1970s

By Malak Labib in the TRAFO Blog series »Factory Reloaded«


Fri 23 Apr 2021

EUME Fellow Iman Mersal wins prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award

For her book “Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat” (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al Zayyat), the Egyptian author, poet and …


Mon 12 Apr 2021

The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany

Read on our TRAFO Blog: Banu Karaca introduces her new book


Banu Karaca, The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany (New York: Fordham University Press, 2021).
Mon 29 Mar 2021

EUME Berliner Seminar Summer Term 2021

In the Summer Term 2021, the Berliner Seminar will be continued under the theme »Universals and Fragments II«.


Mon 08 Feb 2021

2021 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship awarded to EUME Fellow Mona Kareem

Congratulations to Mona Kareem (EUME Fellow 2018/19) for winning a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Literature …


Tue 05 Jan 2021

On Dersim and the Banality of Evil: The Diary of Yusuf Kenan Akım

Article by Zeynep Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-23) on TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research


Tue 15 Dec 2020

The Forum will host another scholar at risk thanks to a Philipp Schwartz grant

Through the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Forum Transregionale Studien has the opportunity to grant a fellowship to …


Tue 08 Dec 2020

“In the face of a systematic erosion of memory, I was intrigued by the preservation of what was gone”

TRAFO Blog: 5in10 Interview with Sana Tannoury-Karam (EUME Fellow 2020/21)


Tue 08 Dec 2020

Whoever Owns Heritage is a Temporary Custodian

Interview with Lebanese film maker and artist Akram Zaatari on our TRAFO Blog


Akram Zaatari. Against Photography, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Tue 03 Nov 2020

New audio recordings published

Audio recordings of the talks recently held in the framework of the virtual EUME Berliner Seminar (Winter Term 2020/21) …


Mon 02 Nov 2020

»Freiheit« by Yassin Al-Haj Saleh now available open access

The essay »Freiheit. Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt« is now available open access at


Tue 13 Oct 2020

EUME Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2020/21

Under this winter term’s main theme »Universals and Fragments«, our fellows and other scholars will discuss their …


Wed 09 Sep 2020

EUME Fellows 2020/2021

The research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME) welcomes its Fellows of the academic …


Tue 16 Jun 2020

Research in Times of Restricted Civil and Academic Freedom

Through the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Forum Transregionale Studien has the opportuniy to grant a fellowship to …


[Translate to Englisch:] Philipp Schwartz
Tue 09 Jun 2020

Transnational Solidarities: Will the Pandemic Change Ways of Social and Political Struggle?

Article by Sana Tannoury-Karam in our TRAFO Blog series #DossierCorona — #solidaritymatters


Wed 22 Apr 2020

Freiheit: Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt

Just published and hot off the press: Yassin Al-Haj Saleh on freedom and exile.


Mon 20 Apr 2020

Imagining Futures – Dealing with Disparity / Rechercher des perspectives d'avenir face aux inégalités

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis


[Translate to Englisch:] MECAM Tunis
Tue 07 Apr 2020

Beyond Trauma/Resilience: Surviving and Becoming in Today’s World

Listen back to Lamia Moghnieh's talk at the Art Histories Symposium “Beyond Trauma? A Transregional Perspective on …


Tue 24 Mar 2020

“It Is Actually My Students Who Repeatedly Explain My Research to Me”

TRAFO Blog: 5in10 Interview with Oraib Toukan (EUME Fellow 2019/20)