By Marina Rudyak, Maximilian Mayer and Marius Meinhof. “We need not be at this point.” Such was the verdict of virologist Isabella Eckerle commenting on the second lockdown in the German talk show “Hart aber fair (Tough but Fair).”
An Introduction to the TRAFO series “The Humanities in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Arab World and Germany” by Nuha Alshaar, Beate La Sala, Jenny Oesterle and Barbara Winckler. This project is part of the activities of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).
مدخل إلى سلسلة “ترافو” التي تحمل عنواناً “الإنسانيات في القرن الحادي والعشرين: وجهات نظر من العالم العربي وألمانيا”، كتبته بربارة وينكلر (جامعة مونستر) وبيآتا لا سالا (جامعة برلين الحرة) وجيني أوستيرله (جامعة باساو) ونهى الشعار (الجامعة الأميركية في الشارقة/ معهد الدراسات الإسماعيلية، لندن). وهذا المشروع هو جزء من نشاطات الأكاديمية العربية الألمانية للباحثين الشباب في العلوم والإنسانيات.
By Pascal Engel. We observe violations of academic freedom all the time. Speakers are “deplatformed” because of their political views, professors become the victims of campaigns in the media and social networks.
By Žilvinas Švedkauskas. As rightly noted in the introduction to this TRAFO series, the boundary between Europe and its neighborhood has historically been and remains highly ambiguous, though little questioned.
By Anna Hofmann. The revolutionary moments of the Arab Spring in 2011 and the Ukrainian “Euromaidan” in 2014 called for a remarkable rise of public and academic attention towards regions in the east and south of the European continent.
By Bashir Bashir and Leila Farsakh. Over the past two decades, Middle Eastern and European politics have been impacted by three critical developments that call into question dominant understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and decolonization. The aggressive and ongoing colonization of Palestine created irreversible realities that cast serious doubts on the feasibility of partition and the “two-state solution.”
Taboo, Trauma and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and in Switzerland, 1960 to 2015
By Sarah El Bulbeisi. Since 1947, more than 700,000 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes in what is now Israel, and have become refugees. As a traumatic experience, the Nakba has become a crucial part of the collective memory and the identities of the Palestinians.
On 30 January 2020, the African Studies Centre Leiden and the Leiden African Studies Assembly of Leiden University organised the conference ‘Africa: 60 Years of Independence‘. Professor Birgit Meyer, Professor...
By Birgit Meyer This article was published open access as part of a special issue of the journal »Religion« on The Future of the Study of Religion/s. The ‘future of...