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 …


Thu 21 Jan 2021

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

New article by Shehab Ismail about human-made mounds composed of rubbish growing on the outskirts of Cairo for …


Tue 05 Jan 2021

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

Article by Zeynep Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow 2017-23) on TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research


Wed 16 Dec 2020

Dossiers: New open access format launched

The first Dossier »Social Disappearance. Explorations Between Latin America and Eastern Europe« emerges from a workshop …


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Tue 15 Dec 2020

New TRAFO Blog series »Trajectories of Change«

The series presents new research projects on transformation processes in the countries of the so-called European …


Tue 15 Dec 2020

The Forum will host another scholar at risk thanks to a Philipp Schwartz grant

Through the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the Forum Transregionale Studien has the opportunity to grant a fellowship to …


Tue 08 Dec 2020

Whoever Owns Heritage is a Temporary Custodian

Interview with Lebanese film maker and artist Akram Zaatari on our TRAFO Blog


Akram Zaatari. Against Photography, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Mon 02 Nov 2020

»Freiheit« by Yassin Al-Haj Saleh now available open access

The essay »Freiheit. Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt« is now available open access at


Wed 28 Oct 2020

Humboldt Ranking 2020: Forum Transregionale Studien in 9th place

In the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's new ranking, the Forum Transregionale Studien takes 9th place out of 48 …


Wed 21 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: What Next for Democracy? A Report from the European Forum Alpbach

Neus Vidal-Martí (re:constitution Fellow 2019/20) in #constitutionmatters, part of our #DossierCorona series at the …


Tue 13 Oct 2020

EUME Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2020/21

Under this winter term’s main theme »Universals and Fragments«, our fellows and other scholars will discuss their …


Tue 06 Oct 2020

Essay No. 7: Andrii Portnov “Poland and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Asymmetric Memories”

Andrii Portnov’s “Poland and Ukraine” is the seventh Essay published in our Essay series.


Wed 09 Sep 2020

EUME Fellows 2020/2021

The research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME) welcomes its Fellows of the academic …