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.
Tagged: Middle East
“In the face of a systematic erosion of memory, I was intrigued by the preservation of what was gone” – 5in10 with Sana Tannoury-Karam
Sana Tannoury-Karam is a historian of the modern Middle East, writing on the intellectual history of the Left in the Levant. She is a EUME fellow 2020-2021 at the Forum Transregionale Studien.
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.
By Nadya Sbaiti. What is the point of teaching dystopian science fiction when actually living something just as terrifying? Reflecting on the last year in Lebanon, this essay argues for the pedagogical power of sci fi in thinking through the country’s popular uprising, economic implosion, pandemic, and port explosion.
Abdalhadi Alijla, Post-doctoral fellow at the Orient Institute in Beirut, recently published an article on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East. The region was hit hard...
The new research project “Knowledge Unbound” is opening up innovative areas of research by focussing on key regions such as Africa, the Near and Middle East and the Pacific region.
“It Is Interesting to Investigate How Modern Ideas of Security and Geopolitics Were Manipulated Through Global Entanglement” – 5in10 with Ilkay Yilmaz
İlkay Yılmaz is a 2020 Fellow of Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME), a research program of the Forum Transregionale Studien, and affiliated with Freie Universität...
In this interview the celebrated Lebanese comics artist and illustrator Zeina Abirached talks with Rasha Chatta (EUME Fellow 2017–19) about the sources of inspiration for her work. Beirut has been...
Psychoanalysis and the Imaginary: Translating Freud in Postcolonial Egypt — Interview with Omnia El Shakry
On 11th and 12th April 2019, the workshop “Power in Medicine: Interrogating the Place of Medical Knowledge in the Modern Middle East” will take place in Berlin. It is organized...