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 …


Wed 02 Sep 2020

Essay No. 6 is published

The sixth volume in our Essay series is Philip Geisler’s “Cambodian Court Dance After Genocide”.


Mon 17 Aug 2020

Second Working Paper published

Linda Schneider analyses the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice in her Working Paper “Responses by the CJEU …


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Mon 10 Aug 2020

Iqbal, German Orientalism and the Making of Modern Mysticism

New article by Razak Khan in the TRAFO blog series “40 Years After Orientalism”


Mon 06 Jul 2020

Thriving in Isolation and Beyond: The Empowering Poetry of Vasyl Stus

Article by Bohdan Tokarsky (Prisma Ukraïna Fellow 2020/21) in the Los Angeles Review of Books on the writings of …


Tue 16 Jun 2020

Research in Times of Restricted Civil and Academic Freedom

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


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Mon 15 Jun 2020

TRAFO Working Paper Series Launched

Our new TRAFO Working Paper series was launched with a first issue by Stoyan Panov (re:constitution Fellow 2019-20) …


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Tue 09 Jun 2020

Transnational Solidarities: Will the Pandemic Change Ways of Social and Political Struggle?

Article by Sana Tannoury-Karam in our TRAFO Blog series #DossierCorona — #solidaritymatters


Thu 07 May 2020

40 Years after Orientalism – New Series on the TRAFO Blog

On the topicality of Edward Said’s “Orientalism” curated by Schirin Amir-Moazami (Freie Universität Berlin)


[Translate to Englisch:] In Memoriam Edward Wadie Saïd: A Palestinian National Initiative Poster at the Israeli West Bank Wall. Source: Justin McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Wed 22 Apr 2020

Freiheit: Heimat, Gefängnis, Exil und die Welt

Just published and hot off the press: Yassin Al-Haj Saleh on freedom and exile.


Mon 20 Apr 2020

Imagining Futures – Dealing with Disparity / Rechercher des perspectives d'avenir face aux inégalités

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis


[Translate to Englisch:] MECAM Tunis
Wed 15 Apr 2020

Corona Info

Since 20 March 2020 and until further notice, the Forum has cancelled all physical events and modified elements of its …


Thu 09 Apr 2020

Early Modern ‘New Sciences’: Inquiries into Ibn Khaldun and Giambattista Vico

A new special issue of the journal »Philological Encounters« has been published.