Essays are an open access format of the Forum Transregionale Studien that address contemporary issues from a personal standpoint, a particular position, and discipline in a way that is accessible to readers elsewhere. Essays can be experimental, but they should be informed by the research and experience of the author. They should argue for a case, an issue, or a point of view in an accessible manner that contextualises and opens up a topic beyond the boundaries of specific disciplines and areas of expertise.   

The Essays of the Forum are peer-reviewed and may receive language editing. They appear in different series curated by scholars associated with one of the Forum’s research programs or with the institutions or projects of its members and partners. Essays of 20 to 80 pages appear as a digital brochure available at the open access platform and as a printed issue. Shorter Essays are published on the TRAFO Blog. Essays that are exemplary and of particular importance for the concerns of the Forum appear in German in a separate Forum series in the series “Fröhliche Wissenschaft” published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin. Please find a collection of our printed and hybrid Essay publiactions below.

Portnov, Andrii

Polen und Ukraine: Verflochtene Geschichte, geteilte Erinnerung in Europa

Essays, Forum Transregionale Studien, 2022


Portnov, Andrii

Poland and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Asymmetric Memories

Essays, Forum Transregionale Studien, 2020


Al-Haj Saleh, Yassin

Freiheit: Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt

Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2020


Ghazaleh, Pascale

Past Imperfect, Future Tense: Writing People’s Histories in the Middle East Today

Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 5/2019


Heschel, Susannah

Jüdischer Islam

Matthes & Seitz, Berlin, 2018


Al-Mousawi, Nahrain

Death at the Border: Making and Unmaking the Migrating Body

Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 2/2016


Pollock, Sheldon

Philologie und Freiheit

Matthes & Seitz, Berlin, (Übersetzung: Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus, Vorwort: Andreas Eckert), 2016


Evri, Yuval

Translating the Arab-Jewish Traditon: From al-Andalus to Palestine

Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 1/2016


MacGregor, Neil

Globale Sammlungen für globalisierte Städte

Matthes & Seitz, Berlin, (Übersetzung: Stefanie Rentsch, Vorwort: Hermann Parzinger), 2015