The guiding idea of Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) is to explore the historical, political, religious, social and cultural interconnections and demarcations in and between Europe and the Middle East. In contrast to thinking in terms of opposites and dichotomies, the diverse processes of reception and translation, common historical legacies, and the mobility of persons, ideas, and societies are to be brought into focus.

Research fields and topics on mobile traditions, urban comparison, tradition and critique of modernity, an archaeology of the present and its processes of transformation, as well as the two ERC-funded projects SYRASP and BEYONDREST form the framework of EUME, at the center of which is a fellowship program.

EUME is directed by a Collegium that currently consists of: Ulrike Freitag (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient), Cilja Harders (spokesperson of the Collegium; Freie Universität Berlin), Nora Lafi (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient), Rashid Ouaissa (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Friederike Pannewick (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Samah Selim (Rutgers University), and Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin).

Georges Khalil
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
c/o Forum Transregionale Studien
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