Tagged: Geography

The Historical Junkyards of Cairo

By Shehab Ismail. The city of Cairo was surrounded by human-made mounds composed of rubbish and debris that had been piling up on the same spots for centuries. This blog post narrates how the author encountered the rubbish mounds during his research on the history of sanitation in Cairo. It explores two materials that were commonly found in the city’s dumpsters: archeological finds and organic fertilizers.

Comparing Comparisons – Introduction and Overview

By James D Sidaway and Franz Waldenberger | How and why do we compare in the social sciences and humanities? These are enduring questions. On 2nd and 3rd December 2019, a group of scholars affiliated with the Max Weber Research Group at the National University of Singapore and researchers from the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) met at the DIJ in Tokyo to compare notes on comparisons.

Ausschreibung für die Internationale Sommerakademie „Conflict and Mobility in the City: Urban Space, Youth and Social Transformations”

Im Rahmen des Forschungsprogramms „Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe“ (EUME) laden das Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin, die Max Weber Stiftung und die École de...

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