TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research

The TRAFO Blog serves as a discussion and information platform for scholars, who are interested in transregional research. It presents research results and contributions from the field of transregional and area studies. We publish calls for applications, interviews with researchers and event notifications which connect disciplinary and area studies research. The Blog represents the common activities of the Max Weber Foundation and the Forum Transregionale Studien.

TRAFO is an acronym for “Transregionale Forschung”, but also has another meaning in German: a “Trafo” is a transformer station, alluding to the translation work and mediation function of the Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung and our cooperation partner CrossArea e.V. The blog was built up as part of the joint project “Transregional Studies” that was funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) from 2013 to 2020.

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Selected Blog Articles and Series:

Kundos, Zahiye

Gaza through a Mother’s Lens

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2024

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Şendeniz, Özlem & Akşit, Elif E.

The COVID-19 Crisis, New Communities, New Narratives: A Snapshot from Turkey

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2024

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Mehran, Nassim & Vadiati, Niloufar

Cities in Custody: Urban Development as Spatial Proxy of Ideological Coloniality

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Lochthofen, Martin

“Strong Sea – Resistance on the Krym “, 20 April 2024, Berlin

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Fournier, Théo

An Essay on Rule-of-Law Culture and Constitutional Resilience

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Azzouz, Ammar

Domicide: Architecture, War, and the Destruction of Home in Syria

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Zoubi, Himmat

Ethics of Listening to the Silence: Voices, Archives, and the Unspoken Past

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Bamyeh, Mohammed A.

The No-State Solution

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Daniaud Oudeh, Elise; Wattad, Loaay

Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo: A Syrian Tale of War and Exile

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Schlütter, Kathleen and Ommert, Eva

Digital Monolingualism, Archives at Risk, and Global Views on Open Access

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Krzyżanowska, Kasia; Izdebski, Krzysztof and Pilitowski, Bartosz

The Rule of Law Restoration in Poland – Legal and Political Challenges

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İlengiz, Çiçek

When Off-the-Record Takes Over: Research Ethics under Authoritarianism

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Biçer-Deveci, Elife

The Science around Alcoholism or How to Banish Alcohol from the Turkish Society

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Unger, Simon & Sandhagen, Julian

The Global Pontificate of Pius XII: Catholicism in a Divided World, 1945-1958

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Meyer, Birgit

Doing Research Under Current Ethics Regimes: Some Observations

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Laczó, Ferenc; Vadas, András; Varga, Bálint

A Global History of Hungary: Concept, Implementation, Reflection

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Studies, 2024

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Malitz, David M.

Karl who? – Haushofer, Japan and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2024

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Karaca, Banu

Introducing “Beyond Guidelines”

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Studies, 18 January 2024

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Folders

Budinova, Elen

“Developing Ukrainian Studies” – Reflections and Impressions

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2024

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Harrison, Olivia C.

Palestine and the Migrant Question in Postcolonial France

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Fatima, Maryam; Jabbari, Alexander and Ozdemir, Mehtap

The Late Persianate World: Transregional Connections and the Question of Language

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Maksudyan, Nazan

Empire, Sound, and Disability: Deaf Culture and Education in the Ottoman Empire

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Wattad, Loaay

Resisting the Hobbesian Narrative: Hope and Morality in ‘The Hunger Games’

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Haidamachuk, Olha

Rule of Two Walls as a Strategy of Resistance

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Dihstelhoff, Julius & Amorim, Tomaz

Working Together Across Borders: What MECAM & MECILA Can Teach Us

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Grineva, Ekaterina

Avtoportreti Zghvarze: A Film Essay on Memory, Hope and the Search for One’s Identity

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Barisch, Vanessa

Dream City – Contemporary Art and Dynamics Towards Decolonialization

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Kuzemska, Lidia

Politics of Distorted Numbers: How Russia is Counting Displaced Ukrainians and Why?

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Jolkina, Aleksandra

‘Instrumentalisation of Migrants’ and the EU-Belarus Border Crisis: Facts and Fictions

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Alkan, Burcu, Şima İmşir, Ezgi Sarıtaş

Narratives of Health and Illness: Care and Power Within, Against, and Beyond Medicine

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Kravchenko, Mariia; Schmäing, Sophie; Zychowicz, Jessica

“Photographers are very eloquent speakers” – A Conversation with Jessica Zychowicz and Mariia Kravchenko

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Kalenychenko, Tetiana; Brylov, Denys

Identity Migration of Orthodox Churches During the War in Ukraine (Since 2014)

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El-Hitami, Hannah

Ex-Syrian Prisoners Reunite with Music as their Balm

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Stodolinska, Yuliya

Cats in the Street Art of LBWS CAT UKRAINE: Constructing Cultural Memory in Wartime

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Sieber, Judith und Jacqueline Wagner

Cuerpos de Agua – Perspektiven aus Aktivismus und Kunst zur Bedeutung von Wasser in Lateinamerika und Europa

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Zaitseva-Chipak, Natalia

Ukrainian Forcefully Displaced Persons in Germany: To Stay or to Leave?

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Sieber, Judith

Re-connect. Kunst und Kampf im Bruderland

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Labur, Olha

Militarized Cancer: People with a Diagnosis and the War in Ukraine

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Schmäing, Sophie & Ricarda Fait

DGO-Jahrestagung »Flucht und Exil im östlichen Europa. Macht und Ohnmacht«, 15.-16. Juni 2023, Berlin

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Tannoury-Karam, Sana

The Wondrous World of Omar El-Zeenni

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Sieber, Judith

Өмә – Die Kolonialgeschichte Russlands schreiben

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İleri, Nurçin et al.

Muhtelif – Zümrüdüanka

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Naguib, Rim

On Rosenthal (Comics Zine)

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İleri, Nurçin

Unearthing the Substrata of Images – Interview with Sanaz Sohrabi

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Haidamachuk, Olha

“In time of war, memory becomes a powerful resource” – 5in10 with Olha Haidamachuk

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Abdelrahman, Sanabel

Sindibād in Trap: A Youthful Revolutionary of Hope and Resilience

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Homanyuk, Mykola and Janush Panchenko

From a Pilfered Nail to a Stolen Tank: The Role of a Media Event in the Consolidation of the Ukrainian Political Nation

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Issa, Rana and Georges Khalil

The Modern Arabic Bible: Translation, Dissemination and Literary Impact – an Interview with Rana Issa

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Homanyuk, Mykola

“War pushes the trivial out of memory” – 5in10 with Mykola Homanyuk

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Kalter, Christoph & Jacqueline Wagner

Postcolonial People: The Return from Africa and the Remaking of Portugal – an Interview with Christoph Kalter

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2023

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Zamir, Shamoon

Egypt Every Day: The Photography of Yasser Alwan

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Judith Sieber im Gespräch mit Andrii Portnov

„Das Schreiben eines historischen Textes erfordert immer noch eine gewisse zeitliche Distanz“

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Cherepanyn, Vasyl and Kinga Lendeczki

The Birth of Culture from the Spirit of Revolution

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Sarıtaş, Ezgi

Envisioning a Homoeroticized Cityscape Through Work

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Burcu Alkan

The Egyptian Coffeehouse: Culture, Politics and Urban Space

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Shatalov, Denys

Merging in Space: The Ongoing War and Previous Wars in Ukraine

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Sereda, Viktoriya

War, Migration and Memory: An Introduction

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Micklewright, Nancy

Messy Surroundings: Calligrapher at Work

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Fig. 3. Raymond Hains portrait, artist’s studio, Paris, 1961-1963. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014.R.20).

Jebari, Idriss

Memory and the Repressed: The Possibility of Therapeutic Histories of the 1980s

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Kundos, Zahiye

Faith without Compulsion: Reflections on Iran

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Women, Life, Freedom – for Iran (Motto for the Iranian protests)

Nanquette, Laetitia

How Iran’s Rich Literature Can Help You Better Understand the Protests of Today

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Pidoprygora, Svitlana

Ukrainian Comics and War in Ukraine

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Dogangun, Simla

Turkish Literature as World Literature – Book Review

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Portnov, Andrii

Ukraine: Between West and Different Easts

Oxford Centre for Intellectual History, 2022

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Portnov, Andrii

Nothing New in the East? What the West Overlooked – Or Ignored

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Atasoy, Zehra Betül

Ever-Present Tobacco Dust: Women’s Labor Conditions at the Cibali Tobacco Factory

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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A female worker loading shredded tobacco into the cigarette-making machine. The Album of the Tobacco Monopoly Administration of the Turkish Republic, 1940. Rezan Has Museum (registered in the Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam).

Miller, Alyssa

Touche pas à ma UGTT: The Syndical Movement as a ‘Secular Sacred’ Value

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Halpern, Rick

The Rational Factory, Labour, and the Fordist Visual Imaginary

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Charles Sheeler, Criss-Crossed Conveyors, River Rouge Plant, Ford Motor Company, 1927. Image source: The Henry Ford Museum

McManus, Anne-Marie

Trauma and the 1980s in Arabic Literary Studies

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Ginzburg, Carlo and Islam Dayeh

Philology and Microhistory: A Conversation with Carlo Ginzburg

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Kunz, Raffaela

The Digital Threat to Science and Academic Freedom

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El Meya and Katarzyna Falęcka

Women and a Multiplicity of Life Forms in El Meya’s Paintings: An Interview

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Cherepanyn, Vasyl and Inga Lāce

Before the Invasion: Conversation with Vasyl Cherepanyn

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Ristić, Katarina

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Military Interventions from Kosovo to Kiev

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Strohmaier, Alena

Future | Cinema | Archive: On Appropriation Processes of Protest Videos

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al-Haj Saleh, Yassin

Chomsky Is No Friend of the Syrian Revolution

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Howell, Jennifer & Rasha Chatta

Comics as Witness and Testimony: An Interview with Jennifer Howell

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Sakhi, Montassir and Johannes Frische

« S’alarmer face aux mécanismes de la vérité » : une conversation avec Montassir Sakhi

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Kakhidze, Alevtina and Philipp Hindahl

“I’m Staying in Ukraine to Understand What is Happening” – Interview with Artist Alevtina Kakhidze

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Studies, 2022

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Wilkinson, Jennifer

Unicorns in the Real World: Triple Discrimination within a Neoliberal Education System

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Amayed, Aymen and André Weißenfels

Doing Research “Out of Vengeance” — Interview

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Auji, Hala and Shana Minkin

Writing the Histories of Death and Empire in Alexandria: A Conversation

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Heise-von der Lippe, Anya

Cripping the Neoliberal University – We Need a Politics of Care

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Weißenfels, André

The Promise of Education

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Rabing, Angela

Can Images Shape the Future? A Conversation with Director Abou Bakar Sidibé

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Studies, 2022

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Middell, Matthias

Racism in German Public Institutions – Interview with Matthias Middell

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Rudyak, Marina

Reporting Corona

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Wälty, Tanja

Dealing with Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Neoliberal University

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Mestci, Alihan

On the Margins of the University: Academics in the Face of Power in post-2016 Turkey

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2022

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Embaby, Khadija Mohamed and Amira Mittermaier

God in Times of Uncertainty

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Riedler, Florian and Nenad Stefanov

Ottoman Roads to the Present: Infrastructure Development in Southeast Europe

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Allan, Michael and Gauri Viswanathan

Heterodox Philology

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Rommel, Carl

Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Pelzer, Thorben

Retracing Professional Mobility: Historical Network Analysis through CERD

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Junge, Christian

Affective Readings: Emotion and Society in/of Egyptian Literature, 1990 to 2020

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja and Thomas Efer

The Digital Humanities Interface – An Introduction

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Puzon, Katarzyna

Islam and Heritage in Europe: Pasts, Presents and Future Possibilities

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Njung, George

The African Refugee Equilibrium

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Karam, Jeffrey G.

A Small Rift in the United States Regarding Palestine: A Shift in Rhetoric, But What About Foreign Policy?

in: TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 7 July 2021

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Meyer, Birgit

Refugees and Religion

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Jaji, Rose

Essentialism and the Making of African Refugees

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Julien Harneis via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 1.0.

Passemiers, Laszlo

Congo’s White ‘Refugees’

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Photo by Jordy MATABARO on Unsplash

Cole, Camille

Infrastructures of the Self in Late Ottoman Iraq

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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İnal, Onur

Tracks of Change: Labor, Nature, and the Izmir-Aydın Railroad

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Construction works near Izmir. Watercolor painting by David Hall McKewan H.M.S in 1860

Nuha Alshaar, Beate La Sala, Jenny Oesterle and Barbara Winckler (eds.)

The Humanities in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Arab World and Germany — New TRAFO Blog Series

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Alkan, Hilal & Nazan Maksudyan (eds.)

Urban Neighbourhood Formations

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Fellows of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Academic Freedom — New TRAFO Blog Series

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Akgöz, Görkem; Nurcin Ileri; Malak Labib

Factory Reloaded: Transregional Perspectives on the Industrial Workplace

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Artwork by Cansu Degirmencioglu

Melike Uyar, Yaprak

On Cultural Omnivorousness: Reinvention of Anatolian Pop as Turkish Psychedelic

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Özbek, Egemen

Refugee Routes: Telling, Looking, Protesting, Redressing – An Academy in Exile Book

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Ismail, Shehab

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Tannoury-Karam, Sana

The League Against Imperialism: Lives and Afterlives (Interview with Sana Tannoury-Karam)

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Türkyilmaz, Zeynep

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

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2021

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Nattermann, Ruth

Jewish Women in the Early Italian Women’s Movement

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Hofmann, Anna / ZEIT Foundation (ed.)

New TRAFO Blog series “Trajectories of Change”

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Schielke, Samuli

Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Sbaiti, Nadya

Teaching Science Fiction While Living It in Lebanon

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Spaceship graffiti in Lebanon

Noor, Farish A.

Crisis and Future: On the Demise of Dreams of Connectivity and Mobility

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Pahwa, Sonali

Theaters of Citizenship. Aesthetics and Politics of Avant-Garde Performance in Egypt

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Peter, Sabina García, Nina Lawrenz and Tanja Wälty (eds.)

#DossierCorona #transnationalfeminisms

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Hegedüs, Daniel

The European Commission’s Missed Rule-of-Law Opportunity

The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2020

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Tzoreff, Avi-Ram

Beyond the Boundaries of “The Land of the Deer”

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Studies, 2020

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#DossierCorona

Introducing #DossierCorona

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Amsterdam, NDSM Terrain, March 2020. Photo: Birgit Meyer

Rowedder, Simon

Studying Comparisons

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Studies, 2020

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Weinberg, Nyasha; Pagliari, Claudia

Covid-19 reveals the need to review the transparency and independence of scientific advice

UK Constitutional Law Association, 2020

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Dijkstra, Veerle

Going Online: How Corona Transforms Christian Worship

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Ahmad, Zubair

On Colonial Aphasia in the Study of German Orientalism

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Toniol, Rodrigo

Temporalities of the Pandemic and a Proposed Research Agenda About Religion

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Middell, Matthias

The Coronakrise and Moments of Respatialization

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Sidaway, James D. and Franz Waldenberger

Comparing Comparisons – New TRAFO Blog Series

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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van Lier, Felix-Anselm

Towards virtual parliaments?

Open Democracy, 2020

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Working Futures Network

Introducing #DossierCorona #workingfutures

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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van der Veer, Peter

Global Breathing

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Shaw, Wendy

Reenchantment: From the Facts of Orientalism to the Sustenance of Storytelling

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Léon de Laborde, Voyage de l’Asie mineure. Paris, 1838. Source: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg.

Meyer, Birgit

Studying Religion in Times of Corona

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Amsterdam, NDSM Terrain, March 2020. Photo: Birgit Meyer

Kustra-Rogatka, Aleksandra

The Constitution as a Bargaining Chip

Verfassungsblog, 2020

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Pannewick, Friederike

The ‘1979 Moment’ in Syrian Theatre: From Politicization to an ‘Inward Turn’?

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Studies, 2020

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Sa’dallah Wannous. Source: Souriatna

Kirmse, Stefan

The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Imperial Russia

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Toukan, Oraib

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

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Andronikashvili

Landna(h)me Georgien – Interview with Zaal Andronikashvili

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Vidal Martí, Neus

“There are Always More Questions to be Asked” – 5in10 with Neus Vidal Martí

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Neus Vidal Martí

Meyer, Birgit

What is “Religion” in Africa? Relational Dynamics in an Entangled World

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Posunko, Andriy

The Eclectic Nature of the Cossack Myth: Report from the Prisma Ukraïna Workshop

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Abbani, Diana and Yektan Türkyilmaz

Recollecting a Shared Polyphony – Interview

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Savkić, Sanja (ed.)

Indigenous Visual Cultures and Aesthetic Practices in the Americas’ Past and Present

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Arshi, Javid

Texture of Loss: Tapestry of a Withered Neighborhood from Kashmir

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2020

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Vöckler, Kai

Post-Conflict Cities and Neighborhoods

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2019

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Shatalov, Denys

The Cossack Myth in Eastern Europe – Interview with Denys Shatalov

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 9 December 2019

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Meyer, Birgit

Remapping our Mindset Towards a Transregional and Pluralistic Outlook

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2019

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Ramadhini, Tika and Pinto Barbosa, Thiago

Workshop Report: Women and the Transregional Circulation of Knowledge, 1800–1950

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 October 2019

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Myshlovska, Oksana

Regionalism without Regions: Reconceptualizing Ukraine’s Heterogeneity

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 10 October 2019

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Abu-Remaileh, Refqa

Mapping/Tracing National Literature without a Nation-state: Interview with Refqa Abu-Remaileh

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 October 2019

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Asseraf, Arthur

New Books: Electric News in Colonial Algeria

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 23 September 2019

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Frysztacka, Clara, Ramme, Jennifer and Valdivia, Pablo

Postcolonial Critique – Interview with Conveners

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 September 2019

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Korduba, Piotr

The Reconstruction of Warsaw: Between Abhorrence and Acceptance

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 September 2019

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Haidar, Mazen

Neighbors at War in 1975-77 Beirut

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 11 September 2019

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Conrad, Sebastian, Juneja, Monica, Middell, Matthias et al.

»All Things Transregional?« Interview Series

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2015-2019

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Chanchani, Nachiket

5in10 with Nachiket Chanchani

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 21 August 2019

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Tworek, Heidi

News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900–1945

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 14 August 2019

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Benzaquen-Gautier, Stéphanie and Afonso Dias Ramos

Convener Report: Beyond Trauma? A Transregional Perspective on Trauma and Aesthetics

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 7 August 2019

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yamomo, meLê

“Echoing Europe – Postcolonial Reverberations”

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 14 July 2019

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Zhu, Jing

5in10 with Jing Zhu

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 July 2019

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Jing Zhu

Benaissa, Salwa

The Feminist Novel is on the Rise in the Arab Gulf: An Interview with Mona Kareem

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research / Words without Borders, 16 July 2019

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Sereda, Viktoria

“Rethinking Ukrainian Studies”: Interview with Viktoria Sereda

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 July 2019

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Davari, Arash

Covering Iran: Leftist Continuities and Discontinuities, from Propaganda to PR

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 11 July 2019

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Brixius, Dorit; Urquiza, Nayeli

Healing Hands: Sickness, Healthcare, and Remedies from the Colonial Period to Today

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 10 July 2019

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Schindel, Estela; Gatti, Gabriel

Workshop Report: Social Disappearance. Explorations around a travelling concept from Latin America to Eastern Europe

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 4 July 2019

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Zulfiqur Rahman, Mirza

‘Pickled’ infrastructure and connectivity

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2 July 2019

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Rybka, Antonina

Conference Report: Rethinking Ukrainian Studies: Locally, Regionally, Transnationally

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 1 July 2019

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Gottschalk, Sebastian

Colonialism and Islam: German and British Rule in West Africa (1900–1914)

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 25 June 2019

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Hawas, May

How is World Literature Pedagogy for the Public?

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 20 June 2019

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Vömel, Jan-Markus

Green was the Name of my Civilization: Turkish Islamism in the Late 1970s

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 13 June 2019

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Kareem, Mona

5in10 with Mona Kareem

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 6 June 2019

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Shafir, Nir

5in10 with Nir Shafir

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 20 May 2019

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Mishra, Shailka

5in10 with Shailka Mishra

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 May 2019

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Shailka Mishra

Hanoosh, Yasmeen

The Chaldeans: Politics and Identity in Iraq and the American Diaspora

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 30 April 2019

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Zoubi, Himmat

5in10 with Himmat Zoubi

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 25 April 2019

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Braun, Lesley

Cape Verde and the Atlantic: Crossroads of People, Goods and Capital Investments (1460–1610)

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 16 April 2019

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Peroulinho (column), early 16th century, Cidade Velha (Pillory Square), Isle of Santiago, Cape Verde © Cayambe, Wikipedia, under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Majumdar, Anindita

Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 April 2019

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Bellan, Monqiue; von Maltzahn, Nadia

The Art Salon in the Arab Region

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 1 April 2019

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Labib, Malak

5in10 with Malak Labib

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 11 March 2019

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Curanović, Alicja

Book review: New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 27 February 2019

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Kynan-Wilson, William

Book Review: The Medieval Invention of Travel

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 14 February 2019

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Shayne Aaron Legassie, The Medieval Invention of Travel (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2017)

El-Ariss, Tarek

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 5 February 2019

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Abbani, Diana

5in10 with Diana Abbani

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 24 January 2019

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Mishchenko, Kateryna

5in10 with Kateryna Mishchenko

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 21 December 2018

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Chimee, Ihediwa Nkemjika

African Historiography and the Challenges of European Periodization

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 31 July 2018

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Pearlman, Wendy

5in10 with Wendy Pearlman

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 17 July 2018

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Omerika, Armina

Islamic Intellectual Thought of the Modern Times can be Described as Already ‘Europeanized’

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 27 June 2018

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Wang, Ching-Ling and Ning Yao

From Depot to Museum: Recovering a Monumental Masterpiece from the Qing Dynasty

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 25 June 2018

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Ning Yao and Ching-Ling Wang in conversation.

Di-Capua, Yoav and Litvin, Margaret

A Conversation on the Arab Sartre, Existentialism and Decolonization

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 May 2018

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Moosavi, Amir

Looking Back at the “1979 Moment” in the Middle East

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2 May 2018

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Moosavi, Amir, et al.

Blog Series: The “1979 Moment” in the Middle East

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2018-2019

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Chatta, Rasha

5in10 with Rasha Chatta

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 3 April 2018

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Butticci, Annalisa

African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe: The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 27 March 2018

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Christensen, Peter

Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire and Infrastructure

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 20 March 2018

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Cover of Christensen's book „Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire and Infrastructure“, Yale University Press, 2017.

Tofighi, Fatima

5in10 with Fatima Tofighi

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 March 2018

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Ghazaleh, Pascale

5in10 with Pascale Ghazaleh

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 27 February 2018

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Dabrowska, Ewa and Litvin, Margaret

Workshop Report: Soviet Dormitories as a Prism for Interpreting Cultural Ties Between the Soviet Union and the World

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 21 February 2018

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G. Halabi, Zeina

The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: An Interview with Zeina G. Halabi

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 16 February 2018

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Moghnieh, Lamia

5in10 with Lamia Moghnieh

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 30 January 2018

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Maddipati, Vanugopal

One’s own Present, and the 18th Century Present

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 5 January 2018

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Palastgarten am Seeufer; Albumblatt; Inventarnr. I 5005 fol. 3 – © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Iris Papadopoulos.

Corey, Pamela N.

Speech, the Still Image, and their Silent Returns in Vandy Rattana’s MONOLOGUE (2015)

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 5 December 2017

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Vandy Rattana, still from MONOLOGUE, 2015, single channel HD video, color, sound, 18:55 min. (artwork © Vandy Rattana, image provided by the artist).

Savkic, Sanja

5in10 with Sanja Savkic

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 November 2017

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Sanja Savkic

Buyskykh, Iuliia

“I plead for a dispassionate dialogue on memory” – Interview with Iuliia Buyskykh

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2017

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Dirgantoro, Wulandani

Workshop Report: Histories of Art and Art as History in Contemporary Southeast Asia

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 24 August 2017

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Danarto, Kanvas Kosong – Empty Canvases, exhibition view, Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru Indonesia (New Art Movement), 1979. With permission from FX Harsono Collection, Indonesia Visual Art Archive (IVAA), digitised by Hyphen & IVAA.

Dirantoro, Wulandani, Sarada Natarajan and Márton Orosz

Art Histories Research Travel Report

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 3 August 2017

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Snapshot of National Gallery of Singapores Resource Centre. Photo: private

Maddipati, Venugopal

5in10 with Venugopal Maddipati

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 1 August 2017

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Venugopal Maddipati

Mossallam, Alia

5in10 with Alia Mossallam

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 27 June 2017

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Boatcă, Manuela

Modernity, Citizenship and Occidentalist Epistemology in Max Weber and Beyond

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 June 2017

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Murtic, Aida and Anna Sawerthal

Reports: Negotiating Cultural Heritage. Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing. A Conversation

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 May 2017

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Notes on the paper cloth reflecting the discussion on the table “Cultural Heritage, Trauma, and Manipulation”. Photo: private

Yonucu, Deniz

5in10 with Deniz Yonucu

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 May 2017

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Moosavi, Amir

Reading the “1979 Moment” in the Middle East – Interview with Amir Moosavi

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 16 May 2017

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Allan, Michael

5in10 with Michael Allan

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 4 April 2017

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Alkan, Hilal

5in10 with Hilal Alkan

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 3 January 2016

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Orosz, Márton

5in10 with Márton Orosz

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 December 2016

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Marton Orosz

Baader, Hannah

Introduction: Why Benin?

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Akhtar, Saima and David H. Colmenares

The Slaving Port of Ouidah and Monumental Discourse around the Atlantic Perimeter

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Door of No Return at the beach of Ouidah, Benin. Photo: Luise Illigen

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Translative Textiles: Interview with Yves Kpede

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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The Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices group inconversation with Yves Kpede in his atelier on March 19, 2015 (photo by Luise Illigen)

Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

“There is an earthquake in your mind when you see the art” – Interview with Marie-Cécile Zinsou

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Le Musée de la Fondation Zinsou in Ouidah (photo by Luise Illigen)

Gnonhouevi, David

La Récupération dans l’Art Contemporain Béninois de 1990 à 2012

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Romuald Hazoumè, ARTicle 14 débrouille-toi, toi même, 2005, Installation médias divers, Londres.

Kynan-Wilson, Wiliam

Stories and Storytellers: The Naming of Textiles in West Africa

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Detail of a man wearing a wax-print suit decorated with the design Flèche New at the Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin on May 20, 2015 (photo by Luise Illigen)

Gutpa, Atreyee and Verena Rodatus

Cyprien Tokoudagba and Dominique Kouas: Querying the Place of the ‘Vernacular’ in Contemporary Béninois Visual Arts

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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Cyprien Tokoudagba, sculpture of a bound slave ready to ship abroad, Slave Route, Ouidah (photo by Atreyee Gupta)

Elshahed, Mohamed and Priyani Roy Choudhury

Constructions of Islam in Contemporary West Africa

Blog “From Traditional to Contemporary Aesthetic Practices in West Africa, Benin and Togo”, 2016

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La Grande Mosquée and the adjacent new built mosque, Porto-Novo. (photo by Luise Illigen)

Litvin, Margaret

5in10 with Margaret Litvin

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 29 July 2016

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Eckert, Andreas

Abwind, Aufwind, oder gar kein Wind? Bemerkungen zur Lage der Area Studies

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 June 2016

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Gezen, Ela

5in10 with Ela Gezen

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 June 2016

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Moussavi-Aghdam, Combiz

Modern Trends in Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Art and the Question of Alternative Modernism

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 7 June 2016

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Combiz Moussavi-Aghdam. Photo: Luise Illigen/Art Histories

Abdalla, Nadine

5in10 with Nadine Abdalla

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 17 May 2016

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Baader, Hannah and Gerhard Wolf

Aesthetics of the Threshold

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 11 April 2016

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Akhtar, Saima

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

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 April 2016

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Photo: Forum Transregionale Studien under CC BY SA 4.0.

Adam, Ahmed

5in10 with Ahmed Adam

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 21 March 2016

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Ahmed Adam

Ouaissa, Rachid

Verortungen und Vergleiche in der Politikwissenschaft in Deutschland

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 March 2016

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Sasunkevich, Olga

Winter Academy: “Beyond History and Identity”

Transregional Academies Blog, 15 March 2016

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Bongers, Helene

Tagungsbericht „Global Modernisms: Infrastructures, Contiguities and Aesthetic Practices“

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 March 2016

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Roundtable Discussion Photo: Forum Transregionale Studien under CC BY SA 4.0.

Karaca, Banu

5in10 with Banu Karaca

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 13 March 2016

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Banu Karaca

Dayeh, Islam

“Philological Encounters” – Introduction

TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Research, 3 March 2016

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Portnov, Andrii

Winter Academy “Beyond History and Identity”

Transregional Academies Blog, 29 February 2016

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Pannewick, Friederike

Nah- und Mitteloststudien: Cultural Mobility sollte schon im Studium »mit der Muttermilch aufgesogen werden«

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 February 2016

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Mangold, Anna Katharina

Transnationale Rechtswissenschaft und die Notwendigkeit methodologischer Selbstvergewisserung

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 20 January 2016

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Al-Bahloly, Saleem

“Freedom in the non-structure” – Saleem Al-Bahloly in conversation with Nada Shabout

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 15 January 2016

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Gupta, Atreyee and Ming Tiampo

“It is difficult to change the DNA of a museum”

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18 December 2015

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Atreyee Gupta and Ming Tiampo

Fabrykant, Marharytha

Arts and Scholarship: Experiencing Change with Ukrainian Authors

Transregional Academies Blog, 15 December 2015

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Baader, Hannah

Neue Impulse für die Kunstgeschichte gerade aus nicht-europäischen Ländern

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 6 October 2015

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Hannah Baader

Doughan, Yazan, Moumtaz, Nada and Sadek, Karim

Workshop Report: “Authority, Tradition and Critique in the Modern State”

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 23 September 2015

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Sadek, Karim

5in10 with Karim Sadek

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 17 August 2015

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Seo, Yoonjung

Does the Nationality of Artists Matter? Some Thoughts on Koryŏ Buddhist Paintings in Japan

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 6 August 2015

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Bagchee, Joydeep

5in10 with Joydeep Bagchee

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 31 July 2015

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Seo, Yoonjung

Conference Review: Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 20 July 2015

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Photo: Yoonjung Seo.

Gupta, Atreyee

5in10 with Atreyee Gupta

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 13 April 2015

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Atreyee Gupta

Akhtar, Saima

5in10 with Saima Akhtar

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 10 March 2015

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Çandar, Başak

5in10 with Başak Çandar

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 23 February 2015

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Moumtaz, Nada

5in10 with Nada Moumtaz

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 12 February 2015

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Kovacs, Hajnalka

5in10 with Hajnalka Kovacs

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 21 January 2015

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Abu-Remaileh, Refqa

Longing for Haifa in Haifa: Exile in the Homeland?

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 4 December 2014

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Webb, Peter

5in10 with Peter Webb

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 1 December 2014

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Derichs, Claudia

Reflections: Normativities in Area Studies and Disciplines

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2014

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Jarman, Lucy

Bombay in Bloom: Urban Space, Territory and Colonial Gardening

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 10 September 2014

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Flora Fountain and the Hutatma Chowk Memorial in 2001. Photo: Thomas Güther

Geisler, Philip

Halting in a Space of Total Movement: Politics and Spatial Orders at Tegel Airport

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2 September 2014

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The Art Histories group discussing the airport structures. Photo: Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Abreu, Maria José de

The Byzantine Icon in the Era of Electronic Media

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 13 August 2014

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Santuário Theotokos – Mãe de Deus, São Paulo; Engemetal estrutura metalica (Photo: Marcelo Scandaroli/ Kurkdiijan Fruchtengarten Engenheiros Associados under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Barreto, José-Manuel

5in10 with José-Manuel Barreto

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 26 June 2014

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El-Houri, Walid

Revolutions Beyond Failure and Success

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 2 May 2014

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Elshahed, Mohamed

Regal Cinema and Mumbai’s Art Deco

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 22 April 2014

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Regal Cinema Mumbai, Photo: Mohamed Elshahed

Ray, Sugata

Whose Religion? Whose Speech? Whose Freedom?

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 8 April 2014

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Sculptures on the platform of the Lakshmana temple, Khajuraho, ca. 950 CE.

Dinkar, Niharika

5in10 with Niharika Dinkar

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 31 March 2014

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Rashwani, Samer

5in10 with Samer Rashwani

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 7 March 2014

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