Tue 14 Mar 2023

Kahramanmaraş Earthquake: How the Syrian Regime is Instrumentalising the Natural Catastrophe

Comment by Elise Daniaud on Syrian politics after the massive earthquake


Tue 28 Feb 2023

After Wisdom. Sapiential Traditions and Ancient Scholarship in Comparative Perspective

The new publication of »Philological Encounters Monographs,« edited by Glenn W. Most and Michael Puett, has recently …


Tue 21 Feb 2023

History Teacher of the People: Volodymyr Zelensky, Vasyl Holoborodko and his Displaced Colleagues

By Viktoria Sereda (Prisma Ukraïna: War, Migration and Memory) in our TRAFO Blog series #DossierUkraine


Wed 08 Feb 2023

Prisma Ukraïna Teatime Conversations

A closed series of discussions with guest speakers and Prisma Ukraïna: War, Migration and Memory starts February 2023


Tue 17 Jan 2023

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

By Denys Shatalov in our TRAFO Blog series »War, Migration and Memory«


Wed 11 Jan 2023

Out now: Dossier 2-3, Forum Transregionale Studien, in English and Arabic

“The Humanities in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Arab World and Germany / الإنسانيات في القرن الحادي والعشرين …


Tue 10 Jan 2023

War, Migration and Memory: An Introduction

Prisma Ukraïna Senior Fellow Viktoriya Sereda launches “War, Migration and Memory” TRAFO Blog Series.


Mon 09 Jan 2023

Silence and Radical Rethinking in Syrian Theatre of the Long 1980s

By Friederike Pannewick in our TRAFO Blog series »The Literary 1980s in the Middle East and the Maghreb«


Mon 12 Dec 2022

New recording out: »“Have we not yet been defeated?”—On Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s Writings from Egypt’s Revolution and Prison«

Alia Mossallam (EUME Fellow 2017-2023) in conversation with Yassin al-Haj Saleh (Writer / 2019 EUME Fellow) at the EUME …


Thu 08 Dec 2022

Envisioning Domestic Labor on Instagram: Changing Parameters of Visibility under Neoliberal Digital Capitalism

By Nazlı Özkan in our TRAFO Blog series »Envisioning Work: The Visual Cultures of Labor«


Instagram post on the @blogcuanne account with permission of Elif Doğan
Fri 02 Dec 2022

Special Issue: Constitutionalism and Covid-19 - Broadening the Lens

Jus Cogens Special Issue edited by re:constitution alumni Alain Zysset and Neus Vidal Martí now available


Detail of archway with relief at Villa Mondragone in Rome
Thu 01 Dec 2022

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

A new special issue of the journal »Philological Encounters«, edited by Ghayde Ghraowi and Hacı Osman Gündüz (Ozzy), has …


[Translate to Englisch:] Dīwān of Māmayya al-Rūmī, copied around 1700, MS Wetzstein II 243, fol. 1b, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – PK
Thu 10 Nov 2022

Against Remembering: The Fictional Truth of a Massacre

By Samad Alavi in our TRAFO Blog series »The Literary 1980s in the Middle East and the Maghreb«


Figure 2. Sequence from Marjane Sartrapi’s Persepolis, 2004, page 260
Fri 04 Nov 2022

Rethinking East European Studies in Times of Upheaval: Some Reflections on Ukrainian Studies in Germany (and Not Only)

New TRAFO Blog series addresses questions on the state and future of East European studies. #DossierUkraine


Mon 31 Oct 2022

A New Iran Has Been Born – A Global Iran

Interview with Asef Bayat, professor of sociology and Middle East studies (University of Illinois Urbana-Champain) on …


Wed 26 Oct 2022

Rethinking East European Studies in Times of Upheaval

New monthly Prisma Ukraïna Seminar starts in October 2022


Battered statue of Shevtshenko in Borodianka after Russia's Kyiv offensive and withdrawal early 2022.
Wed 26 Oct 2022

Picturing the Labor Landscape: The Silahtarağa Power Plant and Istanbul’s Electrical Infrastructure

By Nurçin İleri in the TRAFO series »Envisioning Work: The Visual Cultures of Labor«


Thu 13 Oct 2022

The Forum Transregionale Studien welcomes 60 Fellows from 22 Countries

In the academic year 2022/23 the Forum welcomes 60 postdoc researchers from 22 countries, who conduct research in Berlin …


Thu 13 Oct 2022

State Secretary Armaghan Naghipour visits the Forum

On October 7th, 2022, Armaghan Naghipour, State Secretary for Higher Education, Research and Equality, visited the Forum …


Tue 11 Oct 2022

Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with their Images

“Is the uprising in Iran a feminist revolution?” – By L. and translated by Alireza Doostdar on our TRAFO Blog