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.


Wed 18 Mar 2020

“It Is Interesting to Investigate How Modern Ideas of Security and Geopolitics Were Manipulated Through Global Entanglement”

TRAFO Blog: 5in10-Interview with İlkay Yılmaz (EUME Fellow 2019/2020) on the TRAFO Blog


Ilkay Yilmaz
Wed 11 Mar 2020

“A Major Task is to Challenge our own Positionality on an Ongoing Basis”

TRAFO Blog: Interview with Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh & Arab Council for the Social Sciences, ACSS)


Mohammed Bamyeh
Tue 03 Mar 2020

“What is Art History when the Primary Sensory Organ is the Heart?” ‒ A Conversation with Wendy M.K. Shaw

Wendy M.K. Shaw (Freie Universität Berlin) discusses her new book, »What Is “Islamic” Art? Between Religion and …


Mon 02 Mar 2020

Doing Things with Lists: Philology as Cultural and Social Critique

TRAFO Blog: Presentation of his book »die entblößung der wörter« by Christian Junge


Tue 18 Feb 2020

Fatal Friends, National Trauma, Accountability

Video of the EUME Lecture held by Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge) on December 4th, 2019 in Berlin


Thu 30 Jan 2020

The Space of Literature and Lebanese Wars

New article by John Hanna in our TRAFO blog series »Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War«


A map of the neighborhoods in Beirut where the discussed sample of Lebanese war novels takes place. Source: John Hanna
Tue 14 Jan 2020

Recollecting a Shared Polyphony: Popular Culture, Media Technologies and Heritagization of Music across the Mediterranean

EUME Workshop, 23–24 January 2020 | Convened by Diana Abbani (EUME Fellow 2018–20) and Yektan Türkyilmaz (EUME Fellow …


Wed 08 Jan 2020

What was Philology in Arabic?

Volume 4 of the journal “Philological Encounters” was published recently by Brill Online.


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Thu 19 Dec 2019

4A Lab succeeds Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices in 2020

Art Histories is has ended in December 2019. It will be succeeded by the research and fellowship program »4A Laboratory: …


Thu 28 Nov 2019

»Portable Labour Rights for Migrant Workers in North America« by Xóchitl Bada

New on the TRAFO Blog: Talk at the conference »Knowledge and Society in Times of Upheaval« (WZB, Berlin, 20.-21. …


Wed 16 Oct 2019

The Forum Transregionale Studien welcomes its Fellows of the year 2019/2020

In the academic year 2019/20 the Forum Transregionale Studien welcomes 53 postdoctoral scholars from 29 countries.


Mon 07 Oct 2019

Join us for the Launch Event of the re:constitution programme

One rule of law for all EU member states or twenty-eight different shades?


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Mon 23 Sep 2019

Performance and Debate: »Postcolonial Critique and Artistic Encounters: American South-European East«

This evening, September 23rd, 5:30 pm, Forum Transregionale Studien. With Sara Alonso Gómez (art curator, Havana/Paris), …


Bild Cosmos vom Künstler Tonel
Wed 18 Sep 2019

EUME Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2019/20

Under this winter term’s main theme »Past as Present«, our fellows and other guest researchers will discuss their …


Poster Berliner Seminar Winter Term 2019/20
Wed 18 Sep 2019

EUME Fellows 2019/20

The research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) welcomes its Fellows of 2019/2020.


Collage of the EUME Fellows 2019/20
Tue 03 Sep 2019

ERC Starting Grant awarded to the Forum Transregionale Studien

The European Research Council – ERC announced today that the literary scholar Dr. Anne-Marie McManus together with the …