Mon 12 Jul 2021

The Strange Case of Portugal’s Returnees

By Christoph Kalter (Universitetet i Agder) in our TRAFO Blog series »Histories of Refuge«


Still from Portuguese Returnees from Angola (1975).
Mon 28 Jun 2021

Material Determinations and Workers’ Identity: An Analysis of an Argentinian Steelworks

By Mariana Stoler in our TRAFO Blog series »Factory Reloaded«


Fig. 1: Establecimientos Metalúrgicos Santa Rosa airview, La Matanza, Argentina, 1960. Source: Cóndor Steelcable Brochure, ©Establecimientos Metalúrgicos Santa Rosa.
Thu 24 Jun 2021

Cultivating Flowers and Loyal Subjects: A Case Study of the Işkodra Municipal Garden

By Berin Gölönü in our TRAFO Blog series »Infrastructures and Society in (Post-)Ottoman Geographies


Mon 14 Jun 2021
Thu 27 May 2021

The Political Redefinition of Memory: The Problem of Studying History in Contemporary Iraq

By Haidar Lashkry in our TRAFO Blog series »The Humanities in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Arab World and …


Haidar Lashkry. Drawing by Hama Hashim.
Wed 26 May 2021

From the Niger to the Nile

By Madina Thiam in our TRAFO Blog series »Histories of Refuge« curated by Marcia Schenck (Universität Potsdam)


Tue 18 May 2021

Nationalism on the Shop Floor: The Silahtarağa Electric Power Plant in the Early 1920s

By Nurçin İleri in our TRAFO Blog series »Factory Reloaded«


A general plan of Silahtarağa factory complex with existing units (in white) and additionally planned units to be built after 1921.
Tue 11 May 2021

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

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


Tue 11 May 2021

Passing as a Refugee

By Keren Weitzberg in our TRAFO Blog series “Histories of Refuge”


Tue 27 Apr 2021

Asynchronicities in Europe: Research Program “Europäische Zeiten / European Times”

The joint research project “Europäische Zeiten/European Times – A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and …


Mon 26 Apr 2021

Africa’s Forgotten Refugee Convention

First article in our TRAFO Blog series »Histories of Refuge« by Marcia C. Schenck (University of Potsdam)


The High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadruddin Aga Khan (right) and OAU Secretary General Mr. Diallo Telli at the signing of the OAU Convention on 13 June 1969 in Geneva, Switzerland. © UNHCR
Fri 23 Apr 2021

EUME Fellow Iman Mersal wins prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award

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


Tue 20 Apr 2021

New Fellows have joined the research program 4A Laboratory

Melis Taner and Judith Elisabeth Weiss have started to work on their projects in the research program 4A Laboratory.


Mon 12 Apr 2021

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

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


Banu Karaca, The National Frame: Art and State Violence in Turkey and Germany (New York: Fordham University Press, 2021).
Mon 05 Apr 2021

Keeping the Distance: Why Europeans Find it so Difficult to Learn from East Asia

By Marina Rudyak, Maximilian Mayer and Marius Meinhof in our TRAFO Blog thread #DossierCorona


Illustration of people wearing face masks in the crowd. Source: women-s-rights-and-covid-19
Tue 30 Mar 2021

Refugees in African History

An interview with Marcia Schenck (University of Potsdam) on her new H-Net cross-network project “Refugees in African …


Mon 29 Mar 2021

EUME Berliner Seminar Summer Term 2021

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


Mon 15 Mar 2021
Mon 08 Feb 2021

2021 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship awarded to EUME Fellow Mona Kareem

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