Workshop Report: “On the Ruins of History”. A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought? – ورشة بنيامين عربيا


Report on a workshop at the Forum Transregionale Studien, 1-2 December 2017,

by Asmaa Essakouti (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)


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Citation: Asmaa Essakouti, Workshop Report: “On the Ruins of History” – A Walter Benjamin Moment in Arab Thought? – ورشة بنيامين عربيا, in: TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 18.12.2017,

Forum Transregionale Studien

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien is a research organization that promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. The Forum provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows. In cooperation with universities and research institutions in Berlin and the rest of Germany, it carries out research projects that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions.

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