Islam Dayeh in conversation with Carlo Ginzburg. In this Philological Conversation, Carlo Ginzburg reflects on the place of philology in his work and explores the connections between philology, microhistory, and casuistry. We talk about the people who inspired his early thinking, including his father Leone Ginzburg, his mother Natalia, and his grandfather, moving on to Erich Auerbach, Leo Spitzer, and Sebastiano Timpanaro.
Conversations are written or recorded interchanges on common questions by two or more participants who know each other’s work, but may not share the same position, disciplinary or regional perspective. For more information see Contributions.
By Hala Auji and Shana Minkin. After giving a talk on her book during the EUME Berliner Seminar in December 2021, Shana Minkin sat down with Hala Auji to chat about Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt, which was published by Stanford University Press in 2019.
In this conversation Michael Allan and Gauri Viswanathan discuss connections among philology, literary history, and religion, drawing from writers such as Edward Said, B.R. Ambedkar, Zora Neale Hurston, Louis Massignon, and Kumud Pawde.
“The Ideological Deportation of Foreigners and ‘Local Subjects of Foreign Extraction’ in Interwar Egypt” – Interview with Rim Naguib
In this interview, Rim Naguib (EUME Fellow 2019-21) discusses her research interests, her recent article published by the Arab Studies Journal, and the complex relationships between colonial legacies and processes of national independence in (interwar) Egypt.
“Epidemics are a fascinating topic given their characteristic disrespect for any kinds of borders” – Interview with Andrea Wiegeshoff
Andrea Wiegeshoff is a historian at Marburg University. She received her PhD in 2011 with a thesis on the German Foreign Service and held a long-term visiting Fellowship at the...
« Le concept de la bureaucratie appliqué dans le secteur de la santé » – Interview avec Aissatou Seck
L’histoire de la santé contribue d’une manière générale à la connaissance et aux renouvellements des savoirs dans la recherche historique. Elle est fondamentale dans la mesure où elle s’intéresse aux faits sociaux relatifs à la compréhension des maladies qu’elles soient épidémiques ou endémiques, de leurs causes et leurs impacts sociaux.
“A Major Task is to Challenge our own Positionality on an Ongoing Basis” – Interview with Mohammed Bamyeh
Mohammed Bamyeh is a Sociologist from the University of Pittsburgh and has been working with the Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME) program of...
“What is Art History when the Primary Sensory Organ is the Heart?” ‒ A Conversation with Wendy M.K. Shaw
In October 2019, Wendy M.K. Shaw (Professor of the Art History of Islamic Cultures at Freie Universität Berlin) published her new book, What Is “Islamic” Art? Between Religion and Perception,...
“The name of the game was globalization of goods, services and finance” and India was increasingly part of it – Interview with Michael Gadbaw
Stefan Tetzlaff, social and economic historian and former research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington, had the chance to interview Michael Gadbaw, former vice-president and Senior Counsel of General Electric (1990-2008) about his involvement with India.
By Salwa Benaissa Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections in Arabic, a translator, and a literary scholar whose research is offering new critical perspectives on feminist novels in...