Call for Applications: Explorative Workshops „Mobility – Knowledge – Society“

Wed 17 Jan 2018

We invite scholars to explore their research questions and develop projects in relation to the research theme "Mobility - Knowledge - Society" in the framework of Explorative Workshops. Closing Date: 9 March 2018

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New on TRAFO: One’s own Present, and the 18th Century Present

Wed 17 Jan 2018

A comment on the Workshop »Landscapes of the Long 18th Century: Mediating Places, Powers and Pasts in South Asia and Beyond« by Venugopal Maddipati.

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New at TRAFO: Workshop report “Mediterranean Perspectives in School History Teaching”

Wed 03 Jan 2018

Romain Faure summarizes the discussions and results of the workshops and gives future prospects.

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Call for Applications: Prisma Ukraïna Visiting Fellowship 2018

Tue 19 Dec 2017

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for a 3-months Visiting Fellowship within the framework of Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe. Closing date: January 28, 2018 / Location: Berlin.

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New on TRAFO: “Europas Erbe, Menschen und Grenzräume – Russisch-türkische Verflechtungen im Spiegel der Zeit”

Tue 19 Dec 2017

An article by Zaur Gasimov, Research Associate at the Orient-Institut Instanbul, whose research focuses on the circulation of ideas between Russia, Europe and Turkey in the 20th century.

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Call for Papers: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Thu 14 Dec 2017

EUME and the Forum Transregionale Studien joined 1914-1918-online as partners and extend the invitation for abstracts and papers to this English-language online reference work on World War I dedicated to publishing high quality peer-reviewed content.

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Annual Conference 2017: Chronologics. Periodisation in a Global Context

Tue 12 Dec 2017
Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Photo: Maurice Weiss

From 7 to 9 December our Annual Confernce together with the Max Weber Stiftung was held at Maison de France, Berlin. It was convened by Thomas Maissen (DHI Paris), Barbara Mittler (HCTS Heidelberg) and Pierre Monet (EHESS Paris).

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Call for Applications: Art Histories Fellowships 2018/2019

Mon 11 Dec 2017

The research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices invites postdoctoral scholars to apply for up to six fellowships for the academic year 2018/2019. Closing date: 15 January 2018.

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Annual Conference 2017: CHRONOLOGICS. Periodisation in a Global Context

Wed 06 Dec 2017

7 to 9 December 2017 at Maison de France, Berlin. It will be convened by Thomas Maissen (DHI Paris), Barbara Mittler (HCTS Heidelberg), and Pierre Monet (EHESS Paris), with a keynote lecture by Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA).

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MLA Prize for a First Book awarded to EUME Fellow Michael Allan

Wed 06 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Michael Allan (EUME Fellow 2017 & 2018) who will be awarded the MLA Prize for a First Book for “In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt” during the MLA's annual convention in New York on 6 January 2018.

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New on TRAFO: “Messing with the Mess we are in”

Wed 22 Nov 2017

A comment by Thomas Dollmaier on the Transregional Academy “Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World” that was held from 21 to 30 August 2017 in Berlin.

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Workshop: “On the Ruins of History” – A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought?

Wed 22 Nov 2017

The workshop is organised by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) and will be held 1 & 2 December 2017 in Berlin.

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WeberWorldCafé “Russland in Europa – Europa in Russland”

Wed 08 Nov 2017

1 December 2017, 14:00 to 17:30 at Deutsches Historisches Museum

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Conference: The Global Power of Private Museums

Mon 06 Nov 2017

Conference on private museums from 16 to 18 November 2017 at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Forum Transregionale Studien, convened by Bénédicte Savoy (TU Berlin; Collège de France), Dorothee Wimmer (Centre for Art Market Studies, TU Berlin), Julia Voss (2016/17 Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), Hannah Baader (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices; KHI Florenz), Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien).

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Call for Applications: Academy in Exile Fellowships

Tue 17 Oct 2017

The Institute of Turkish Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) invite scholars from or in Turkey to join the newly founded Academy in Exile.

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In the academic year 2017/18 we welcome 24 postdoctoral scholars from 14 countries to Berlin

Wed 11 Oct 2017

As fellows they will have the opportunity to work jointly on their projects and to network with colleagues from Germany.

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Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship

Thu 05 Oct 2017

The Turkish scholar Seda Altuğ was awarded the fellowship, which was announced in the framework of our research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME).

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Transregional Academy »Mobility: Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors«

Thu 21 Sep 2017

From 30 September–8 October 2018, the Transregional Academy on Latin American Art II »Mobility: Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors« will take place in Buenos Aires. The event is organized by a cooperation of the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices and the DFK Paris.

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Jews in Muslim Majority Countries – History and Prospects (24-27 Oct 2017, Berlin)

Thu 14 Sep 2017

International 4-day conference in the Jewish Museum Berlin that will discuss questions of Jewish culture, identity, and remembrance in Arab and Muslim countries. Registration until 10 October.

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Out now: “Philological Encounters” Volume 2, Issue 3-4

Tue 29 Aug 2017

We are happy to announce that issues 3-4, “Formation of the Semitic: Race, Religion and Language in Modern European Scholarship” of volume 2 of “Philological Encounters” has been published.

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ERC Starting Grant awarded to EUME Fellow Refqa Abu-Remaileh

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Refqa Abu-Remaileh (EUME Fellow 2012/13, 2014-18) who is awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

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Transregional Academy »Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World«

Thu 17 Aug 2017

From 21–30 August 2018, the Forum Transregionale Studien will host a Transregional Academy on »Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World«. The event is organized in cooperation with the Max Weber Stiftung, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

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Research with scholars at risk

Wed 19 Jul 2017
Foto: Archiv G. Kreft

The Forum Transregionale Studien was enabled by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative to award a stipend to a scholar at risk.

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Call for Ideas 2018

Mon 17 Jul 2017

The Forum Transregionale Studien has received a total of 26 applications for its call for applications to hold an Explorative Workshop in 2018. This year’s winners of the two workshops are Annalisa Urbano (University of Bayreuth) and Melê Yamomo (FU Berlin). We are looking forward to working together!

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Open Access

Thu 13 Jul 2017

The volume “Commitment and Beyond. Reflections on/of the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s”, edited by Friederike Pannewick, Georges Khalil and Yvonne Albers, is now available open access.

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Symposium: »Imaging a 'Middle East'«

Fri 30 Jun 2017

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

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Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile

Mon 26 Jun 2017

On July 10-11 2017, the Symposium »Writing (in) Exile: A Forum on Literature, Writing and the Experience of Exile« will take place at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Berlin. The event will include conversations, readings and panel discussions with European and Arab academics and writers.

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Voltaire Prize awarded to EUME Fellow Hilal Alkan

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Hilal Alkan (EUME Fellow 2016/17) who received the “Voltaire Prize for Tolerance, International Understanding and Respect for Difference” on June 22, 2017. The prize is dedicated to emerging scholars who are engaged for academic and civic freedom.

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Report on “Negotiating Cultural Heritage: Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing”

Mon 29 May 2017

Read two reports on our TRAFO blog and listen to the panel discussion that was held at Bode-Museum Berlin on April 24, 2017.

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Call for Applications: EUME Fellowships 2017/2018

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Up to 6 Fellowships in the research program “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe” (EUME). One of them is addressed to a scholar at risk. Closing date: May 15, 2017

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Negotiating Cultural Heritage: Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing – A Conversation / 24.04.2017 in Berlin

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Organisiert von: 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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Open Access: Sheldon Pollock “Philologie und Freiheit”

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Sheldon Pollock’s Lecture “Philologie und Freiheit” (Philology and Freedom), edited by Matthes & Seitz, is now available open access.

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Call for Papers

Mon 27 Mar 2017

International Symposium “The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets”, 16-18 November 2017 in Berlin. Closing date: 30 April 2017

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Call for Papers

Mon 20 Mar 2017
J.J. Grandville, illustration from Un Autre Monde, Paris: H. Fournier, 1844.

Annual Conference “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context”. Closing date: April 30, 2017

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Out now: “Philological Encounters” Volume 2

Mon 20 Feb 2017

We are happy to announce that volume 2 of “Philological Encounters” has been published.

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Call for Applications: Transregional Academy

Mon 20 Feb 2017

“Mobility: Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors”, 30 September – 8 October 2017, Buenos Aires. Closing date: 28 Febuary 2017

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Call for Participation: Transregional Workshops

Mon 20 Feb 2017

We invite scholars to explore their research questions and develop projects in the framework of Explorative Workshops. Closing Date: 26 March 2017

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Call for Applications: Transregional Academy

Mon 20 Feb 2017

“Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World”, 21-30 August 2017 in Berlin. Application deadline: 12 March 2017

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New Brochure of the Program “Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices”

Thu 26 Jan 2017

The new brochure of the program “Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. Kunstgeschichte und Ästhetische Praktiken” 2015/2016 has been published recently.

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Whitney Cox “Modes of Philology in Medieval South India”

Tue 20 Dec 2016

The first publication of the Zukunftsphilologie series “Philological Encounters Monographs” is out now.

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Job Advertisement

Thu 08 Dec 2016

Das Forum sucht zum 15. Januar 2017 eine/n Referentin/en Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Publikationen (E13 TVöD/Bund) Frist: 19. Dezember 2016

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Roundtable Discussion: December 1, 2016, 17:00, ZK/U Berlin

Tue 29 Nov 2016

“Wissensbrücken schlagen: Aktivismus und Forschung für ein alternatives Ernährungssystem”

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Nahrain Al-Mousawi “Death at the Border: Making and Unmaking the Migrating Body”

Wed 23 Nov 2016

The fourth essay of our essay series has been published recently.

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Lecture Series 2016/2017

Tue 08 Nov 2016

“Revolutions and their Impact on Modern Eastern and Central Europe”

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Stellenausschreibung: Wissenschaftlich-administrative/r Referent/in

Thu 06 Oct 2016

Das Forum hat zum 1. November 2016 die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlich-administrativen Referentin/Referenten (TVöD/Bund E 13) zu besetzen. Bewerbungsfrist: 18.10.2016.

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Leibniz Universität Hannover has been elected as a new Forum’s member

Wed 05 Oct 2016

The Members’ Assembly has elected the Universität Hannover as a new member. We look forward to the cooperation!

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30 Postdoctoral Fellows 2016/2017 at the Forum Transregionale Studien

Tue 27 Sep 2016

We are welcoming more than 30 postdoctoral researchers from 18 countries to Berlin

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Blog News

Mon 12 Sep 2016

Start of the Art Histories blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo” and the series “Doing Global International Relations” at the TRAFO blog

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Transregional Academy “De-Framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century: Places, Routes, Actors”

Mon 12 Sep 2016

The Academy will be held 19–29 September 2016, in Rethymno, Crete, and has been organized by the Forum in cooperation with the Max Weber Stiftung, the Centre Marc Bloch and the Insitute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH.

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Arab Film Series “Beyond Spring” Part IV

Tue 06 Sep 2016

The film series will continue from September, 8th, 2016 at Werkstatt der Kulturen.

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Annual Conference “Making, Sustaining, Breaking – The Politics of Heritage and Culture”

Thu 11 Aug 2016

The Annual Conference is open for registration. The conference will be held October 12-14, 2016, in Heidelberg.

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Bureaucratic Practices in Africa

Fri 22 Jul 2016

The Forum Transregionale Studien is cooperating with the Max Weber Foundation to establish a Transnational Research Group: Call for Applications (PostDoc and PhD)

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Modernisms: Concepts, Contexts, and Circulation

Tue 21 Jun 2016

More than 25 postdoctoral scholars will discuss concepts of modernisms during the Transregional Academy in São Paulo (16-24 July 2016).

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Philologie und Freiheit

Wed 15 Jun 2016

Sheldon Pollocks Vortrag »Philologie und Freiheit« ist in deutscher Übersetzung in der Schriftenreihe des Forums erschienen.

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Stellenausschreibung

Mon 23 May 2016

Frist: 14. Juni 2016. Das Forum suchte zum 15. August 2016 eine Assistentin/einen Assistenten (E9 TVöD/Bund, 50%) zur Vertretung für das Programm Europa im Nahen Osten – Der Nahe Osten in Europa.

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In Front of the Factory: Cinematic Spaces of Labour

Thu 19 May 2016

Conference on the representation of labour in film, 26-27 May, organized by Saima Akhtar (Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellow 2015/16), Rosa Barotsi, Clio Nicastro; in cooperation with: ICI Berlin, ACUD Kino, re:work.

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WeberWorldCafé “Refugees in the City”

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Experts and students will discuss issues revolving around flight movements and refugees in the city in the rooms of the exhibition “7xjung” in Berlin, April 28.

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Call for Applications: EUME Fellowships

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Five postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016/2017 in the program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Deadline: May 9, 2016

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EUME Berliner Seminar, Art Histories Seminar and World Philologies Seminar

Wed 23 Mar 2016

will continue during the summer term 2016 at the Forum...

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Stellenausschreibung

Mon 14 Mar 2016

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Referentin/einen Referenten für den Bereich Veranstaltungen und Initiativen. Bewerbungsfrist: 4. April 2016.

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Call for Participation: Transregional Workshops and Academies

Mon 14 Mar 2016

We invite scholars to explore their research questions and develop projects within the framework of Exploratory Workshops and Transregional Academies. Deadline: 1 May 2016

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Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Mediterranean”

Wed 09 Mar 2016

“De-Framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century: Places, Routes, Actors”, 19.–29. September 2016, Rethymno (Crete). Application deadline: 9 April 2016

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BBUI-Lecture Series

Mon 07 Mar 2016

The Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative (BBUI) will be organizing a lecture series on the theme “Constructing Eastern Europe: Geographies of Power in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries”.

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Out now: “Philological Encounters”

Mon 22 Feb 2016

We are delighted to announce that the journal “Philological Encounters” has published its first issue.

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Yuval Evri: Translating the Arab-Jewish Tradition—From Al-Andalus to Palestine/Land of Israel

Tue 16 Feb 2016

The third essay in our essay series was published recently.

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Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides”

Thu 11 Feb 2016

The workshop on “Transregional Food Networks and Movements” will take place at the Forum Transregionale Studien from 1 to 3 December 2016. Deadline: 30 April 2016.

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Winners of the 2016 competition to organize Transregional Workshops and Academies

Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung offer scholarly platforms through Explorative Workshops and Transregional Academies designed to enable the problem-oriented collaboration of scholars, inviting them to identify, test and develop innovative research questions and projects from a transregional perspective.

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Globale Sammlungen für globalisierte Städte

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Neil MacGregor’s essay “Global Collections for Globalized Cities” is the first volume in a new publication series of the Forum Transregionale Studien.

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Winter Academy “Beyond History and Identity”—Public Program

Wed 25 Nov 2015

The Winter Academy “Beyond History and Identity” was held from 2 to 12 December 2015. We invited you to attend the public events in the framework of our academy.

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Call for Applications - Art Histories Fellowships

Thu 12 Nov 2015

The research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices invites scholars to apply for the academic year 2016/2017. Deadline: 15 Jan 2016.

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WeberWorldCafé “Globalisation during the Cold War: Culture, New Geopolitics and Che Guevara”

Tue 10 Nov 2015

Literaturcafé (Haus des Buches, Leipzig), 16 November 2015, 4:30 to 8 pm.

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Call for applications: Transregional Academy

Tue 03 Nov 2015

“Modernisms: Concepts, Contexts and Circulations” from 17th to 24th July 2016 in São Paulo. The date for applications has closed.

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Conference: “Global Modernisms: Contiguities, Infrastructures and Aesthetic Practices”

Mon 19 Oct 2015

The Annual Conference of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Foundation was held from 5 to 7 November 2015 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

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We are welcoming our 28 postdoctoral Fellows 2015/2016

Tue 06 Oct 2015

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Fellows from different countries and disciplines at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

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The Ukraine historian Andrii Portnov becomes long-term Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien

Tue 15 Sep 2015

Andrii Portnov, historian of modern Ukraine, became a long-term Fellow of the Forum Transregionale Studien in order to direct the Berlin-Brandenburg Ukraine Initiative (BBUI).

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Beyond Spring: Arab Film Series Part II

Fri 04 Sep 2015

In 2010, the Tunisian protest movement triggered a wave of upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa that became known as "the Arab Spring". However, there is also a history to tell beyond "Spring" that may offer a more nuanced perspective on the present and future.

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Conference: Globalizing Classics

Thu 03 Sep 2015

September 4–5, Senatssaal, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien.

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Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy

Tue 18 Aug 2015

“World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective” will be held from 4th to 14th September 2015 at the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA), Cape Town, South Africa.

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We are saying goodbye to our Fellows of 2014/2015

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Our Fellows of 2014/2015 are leaving. The Forum Transregionale Studien hosted 28 researchers from India, China, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Hungary, USA, and Argentina in the framework of its programs Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, EUME und Zukunftsphilologie.

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Humboldt Ferngespräch “Global Knowledge Disparities – The North-South Divide”

Wed 01 Jul 2015

Barbara Ischinger, Hebe Vessuri and Andreas Eckert discussing “Global Knowledge Disparities – The North-South Divide”.

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New interview series on our TRAFO blog “All Things Transregional?”: In conversation with…

Tue 30 Jun 2015

What does Transregional Research mean? Who can learn from its insights? What are its limits? The new interview series “All Things Transregional?” on our TRAFO blog addresses these issues to launch an open discussion. We invite researchers to share their experiences, assess key issues and future perspectives of transregional research.

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Call for Applications Winter Academy 2015 Berlin

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers were invited to apply for the international Winter Academy “Beyond History and Identity”.

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Essays of the Forum Transregionale Studien

Tue 02 Jun 2015

Sonam Kachru and Clare Davies are the first authors in our publication series.

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WeberWorldCafé “Museum, Power, and Identity”

Mon 01 Jun 2015

The third WeberWorldCafé, “Museum, Power, and Identity” will take place at the Museen Dahlem in cooperation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin on 11 June 2015.

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Call for Participation: Transregional Workshops and Academies

Wed 15 Apr 2015

We invite scholars to explore and develop transregional perspectives within the framework of international workshops and summer/winter academies. Deadline: 01.07.2015

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Call for Applications—EUME Fellowships

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Five postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2015/2016 in the program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe. Deadline: 24 April 2015

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The Forum Transregionale Studien has appointed Barbara Mittler to its Board of Directors

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Inequality, Education and Social Power—Videos, Photos, Interviews

Tue 27 Jan 2015

On our blog “IES” you can listen to all conference discussions and lectures. You will also find interviews and bibliographical references.

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New publications section of the Forum and its programs

Mon 12 Jan 2015

The Forum has designed a new section in its website to present its publications.

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Stellenausschreibung wissenschaftliche/r ReferentIn

Mon 08 Dec 2014

Das Forum sucht eine Referentin oder einen Referenten für wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen und Initiativen. Bewerbungsschluss: 7. Januar 2015. Die Ausschreibung ist abgelaufen.

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Call for Applications — Zukunftsphilologie

Thu 04 Dec 2014

International Summer Academy “World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective” in Cape Town, 2015. Closing date: 31 Jan 2015

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„Prospects of Legal Scholarship“ available online now

Thu 27 Nov 2014

The German Council of Science and Humanities and the programme Rechtskulturen are pleased to present the “Prospects of Legal Scholarship in Germany. Current Situation, Analyses, Recommendations”.

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The Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin has moved to new premises

Thu 27 Nov 2014

The central office of the Forum Transregionale Studien has grown and moved to new premises in Wallotstraße 14, located in the Berlin Grunewald.

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Future Perspectives for Transregional Research

Thu 27 Nov 2014

Mit der konstituierenden Sitzung des gemeinsamen Koordinierungsrats starteten das Forum Transregionale Studien und die Max Weber Stiftung am 2. Juli 2013 ihre Zusammenarbeit...

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Call for Applications – Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Thu 13 Nov 2014

Up to ten postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2015/2016 in the program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices.

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Call for Application — Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies

Thu 23 Oct 2014

The Forum Transregionale Studien together with the Irmgard Coninx Foundation issued a call for applications for the Irmgard Coninx Prize in the academic year 2015/2016. Closing date was 10 Jan 2015.

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“Inequality, Education and Social Power: Transregional Perspectives”

Tue 21 Oct 2014

The Annual Conference of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad was held on 24 and 25 November at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB, Berlin Social Science Center).

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The Forum Transregionale Studien welcomes its Fellows of 2014/2015

Tue 07 Oct 2014

This academic year, the Forum Transregionale Studien is assisting 28 researchers i.a. from India, China, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Hungary, the USA and Argentina.

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Memory and Revolution

Tue 23 Sep 2014

“Memory and Revolution” was the title of a series of Arabic film screenings, which was organized in cooperation with Mayadin Al-Tahrir e.V. and “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe” (EUME). The films were screened on October 8, 15 and 22, 7pm, at the Werkstatt der Kulturen, and followed by a discussion.

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WeberWorldCafé “Narrating the First World War”

Tue 09 Sep 2014

The second WeberWorldCafé “Narrating the First World War”, organized by the Max Weber Foundation together with the Forum Transregionale Studien, was held on 16 September 2014, 2—6 pm at Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin.

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Stellenausschreibung Hilfskraft Zukunftsphilologie

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Das Forum sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft für das Programm “Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship” (41h/Monat). Bewerbungsschluss: 8. September 2014.

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Stellenausschreibung

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Das Forum Transregionale Studien sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft für das Programm „Europa im Nahen Osten – Der Nahe Osten in Europa (EUME)“ (40h/Monat).

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Summer and Winter Academies 2014

Wed 23 Jul 2014

The Forum and the Max Weber Foundation were organizing two summer academies and a winter academy, that were documented and accompanied for the first time by blogs.

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The Possibilities of Arab-Jewish Thought

Wed 04 Jun 2014

EUME Workshop from 25 to 27 June, with Ella Shohat, Elias Khoury, Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Raeif Zreik, Yehouda Shenhav, Moshe Behar, Zvi Ben Dor and others.

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Call for Applications—Zukunftsphilologie

Wed 28 May 2014

3 research fellowships in the framework of the program »Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship« 2014/15. Closing date: 25 June 2014

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Areas and Disciplines – Conference Reports

Thu 15 May 2014

Two reports summarize the lectures and discussions at last year's conference “Areas and Disciplines: Lessons from Internationalization Initiatives in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany”.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court) “MY BELOVED WORLD”:

Mon 05 May 2014

Sonia Sotomayor talked with Patrick Bahners (FAZ) about her memoirs. Humboldt-Universität, Senatssaal, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, 12 May 2014, 6 pm.

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International Conference: “Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philological Encounters”

Wed 30 Apr 2014

Zukunftsphilologie and the Leiden University organized a joint international conference at the University of Leiden, 4-5 June 2014.

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Call for Applications — International Winter Academy in Berlin (16—25 Nov 2014) / Deadline: 15 June 2014

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply to attend an International Winter Academy “Inequality, Education and Social Power”.

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WeberWorldCafé

Wed 02 Apr 2014

“Citizens, Bloggers, Ambassadors: New Media and Actors of Diplomacy in the 21st Century”: the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung invite you to the first WeberWorldCafé in Bonn on 28 April 2014.

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Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies

Tue 04 Mar 2014

In 2014, for the first time, the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Irmgard Coninx Foundation have issued a call for applications for a research prize. Application deadline: 30 April 2014

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Virtual Symposium about Internationality of German Legal Scholarship

Tue 25 Feb 2014

The English translation of “Prospects of Legal Scholarship” initiated by RECHTSKULTUREN is currently the subject of a lively virtual symposium on Verfassungsblog.

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Call for Applications – International Summer Academy in Beirut (11-19 Sep 2014)

Mon 24 Feb 2014

Doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences were invited to apply for the International Summer Academy “Language, Science and Aesthetics” until 15 April 2014.

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Call for Applications – International Summer Academy in Rabat (25 Aug – 5 Sep 2014)

Tue 28 Jan 2014

Doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences were invited to apply for the international Summer Academy “Conflict and Mobility in the City” until 31 March 2014.

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Social Media@Trafo

Tue 21 Jan 2014

The Forum Transregionale Studien expands its online activities: together with the Max Weber Stiftung it maintains and curates the blog “Trafo – Blog for Transregional Research” and communicates via RSS feeds, Twitter and Facebook.

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Status of the Forum

Mon 23 Dec 2013

The continuation of the Forum Transregionale Studien is now secured due to the budgetary decision of the Berlin parliament on 12 December 2013. The former plans of the Berlin Senate for Economy, Technology and Research to suspend the funding of the Forum were withdrawn.

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Call for Applications – EUME

Wed 11 Dec 2013

10 postdoctoral fellowships in the framework of the research program “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe” for the academic year 2014/15

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Call for Applications – Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Tue 10 Dec 2013

Up to 10 postdoc fellowships in the framework of the new research program “Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices” for the academic year 2014/15

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New Publication by Global Prayers

Wed 06 Nov 2013

Urban studies as well as artistic productions have long viewed religion and urbanity as mutually exclusive. Global Prayers, in contrast, puts the case for just such reciprocal influences. The publication is based on the work of an international network of researchers as well as artists, focusing on diverse urban assemblages and religious communities. The contributions record their movements and critically engage with them.

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Neuer Fellowjahrgang des Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin

Thu 17 Oct 2013

44 junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus über 23 Ländern forschen als Fellows des Forum Transregionale Studien während des akademischen Jahres 2013/2014 in Berlin.

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International Conference “Areas and Disciplines”

Thu 10 Oct 2013

On 18-19 October 2013 the international conference “Areas and Disciplines: Lessons from Internationalization Initiatives in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Germany,” organized by the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung, wil take place in Berlin.

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Annual Lecture – Sheldon Pollock: Philology and Freedom

Wed 09 Oct 2013

This year’s Annual Lecture of the Forum Transregionale Studien takes place at the Humboldt University Berlin (Senatssaal) on 17 October 2013, 7 pm. Sheldon Pollock, Professor of Sanskrit and South-Asian Studies at Columbia University will be speaking on the subject of “Philology and Freedom.”

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Michael Allan, Oregon

Wed 09 Oct 2013

“My friends and colleagues from my year in Berlin remain key interlocutors, and an entire network of EUME fellows helps to define many of the debates in the field of Middle East Studies.”

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Martti Koskenniemi, Helsinki / New York

Wed 09 Oct 2013

Rechtskulturen is one of the few European centres with sustained focus on critical and interdisciplinary work in law.

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Christine Hentschel, Berlin

Wed 09 Oct 2013

„Die Transdisziplinarität, die Internationalität und die Offenheit des Programms sind einzigartig.“

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Muzuaffar Alam, Chicago

Wed 09 Oct 2013

“The Zukunftsphilologie program has broken down a number of regional barriers, such that I, as a person working in the Persian-language tradition, can have extremely productive conversations with scholars working on Sanskrit, Pali, or even Japanese and Korean philological traditions.”

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Helmut Philipp Aust, Berlin

Wed 09 Oct 2013

„Rechtskulturen greift innovative Fragestellungen auf, bringt Vertreter verschiedener Disziplinen zueinander und lädt zur Zusammenarbeit jenseits hergebrachter Hierarchiestrukturen ein.“

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Samah Selim, New Jersey

Wed 09 Oct 2013

“EUME is a unique postdoctoral program in Middle East Studies that has demonstrably pushed the field into new and cutting-edge directions.”

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Sheldon Pollock, New York

Mon 02 Sep 2013

Zukunftsphilologie is the most important initiative now under way, anywhere in the world, in support of the most important, and embattled, of the humanistic disciplines.

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Yazid Anani, Ramallah

Thu 29 Aug 2013

The experience of EUME has refined my thoughts and shifted my academic practice.

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Erol Köroglu, Istanbul

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Sometimes academic research is against the grain and this is not worthless, too. I think the EUME helped me to see this.

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Philipp Dann, Giessen

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Rechtskulturen is that little thorn in the flesh of German’s legal academia. We wouldn’t want to pull it out, would we?

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Gijs Kruijtzer, Wien

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Participating in the Rechtskulturen Program and the Forum Transregionale Studien was the best thing that happened in my academic career.

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Ananya Vajpeyi, New Delhi/Washington

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Zukunftsphilologie is a unique forum for research, writing, interaction, teaching, travel and publication for scholars around the world.

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Almut Höfert, Zürich

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Während meiner Zeit am EUME habe ich mehrfach von Forschenden aus dem Nahen Osten und Israel gehört, daß sie nirgendwo sonst ein solches Forum finden. Mir ging es genauso – weder in arabischen Ländern noch in Israel oder in Europa habe ich einen vergleichbaren transnationalen Raum erlebt.

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Forum member Angelika Neuwirth awarded with two prizes

Wed 07 Aug 2013

She receives the Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose 2013 and the Muhammad Nafi Tschelebi Peace Prize

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Forum Transregionale Studien takes part in Annual Conference of the Muhammadiyya Association of Scholars in Morocco

Thu 25 Jul 2013

As the only European Institution participating, the Forum made a unique contribution to the intellectual and global conversations about Islamic education and research...

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EUME Discussion: Elias Khoury “The Spring and the Blood in Syria” – Media Feedback

Wed 24 Jul 2013

The discussion with Elias Khoury (Beirut/New York University) took place within the framework of “Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe” (EUME), a research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and was arranged within EUME's annual theme on the relation between culture and politics.

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EUME Fellows Initiate Open Letter to Berlin Mayor

Tue 23 Jul 2013

This year's EUME fellows have initiated an Open Letter to the Mayor of Berlin in support of the Forum Transregionale Studien

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The Spring and the Blood in Syria

Fri 14 Jun 2013

A discussion with Elias Khoury (Beirut/NYU) / June 26, 2013 / Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Wallotstr. 19, 14193 Berlin

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Partner für die Internationalisierung der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Mon 15 Apr 2013

Das Forum Transregionale Studien und die Max Weber Stiftung vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit

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3 Stellenausschreibungen

Wed 30 Jan 2013

Call for Applications – Rechtskulturen

Wed 05 Dec 2012

7 postdoctoral fellowships for the program “Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison” for the academic year 2013/2014

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Call for Applications – Zukunftsphilologie

Wed 14 Nov 2012

5 postdoctoral fellowships in the framework of the research program “Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship” for the academic year 2013/14

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Call for Applications – EUME

Tue 13 Nov 2012

10 postdoctoral fellowships for the research program “Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe» for the academic year 2013/14

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2nd Annual Lecture

Mon 17 Sep 2012

The second Annual Lecture of the Forum Transregionale Studien will be delivered by Neil MacGregor, the director of the British Museum, on the subject “Global Collections for Global Cities”.

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Opening Ceremony

Mon 19 Sep 2011

On 10th October 2011 at 19.00, the Forum Transregionale Studien would like to present itself to the public with an opening ceremony in the Rotunda of the Alte Museum. The historian Dipesh Chakrabarty will give the inaugural lecture on “Understanding the Other, or Why Objects and Texts Remain in Tension in Historical Studies”.

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