Call for Applications: Transregional Academy

Call for Applications: Transregional Academy “Fragment – Power – Public: Narrative, Authority, and Circulation in Archival Work”

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland and the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages of the American University of Beirut (AUB) cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences, as well as research-oriented artists and writers, to apply for a Transregional Academy in the framework of the research program Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME). The Transregional Academy will be convened from August 26th to September 6th, 2019 at the AUB in Beirut on the topic of

Fragment – Power – Public: Narrative, Authority, and Circulation in Archival Work.


The blog will focus on recurrent topics spanning from the subject of what a „revolution“ means, to questions about (anthropological) history including its history of political emotions, the non-/ impact of social movements, as well as, the power and importance of archives.

The blog’s purpose is to exchange and share the research of the DREAM team during and after their field-research as well as with a wider audience of interested scholars. It is also meant to increase the project’s visibility within and beyond the academic field.

The expected readership ranges from historical anthropology, to sociologists and anthropologists, Middle Eastern Studies, including Political Science with a focus on the Mediterranean and/or the Middle East/North Africa.

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