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Call for Applications - 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships for the research program EUME

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships for the research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME). Closing Date: 15 January 2014

News from Nov 24, 2013

Europe in The Middle East—The Middle East in Europe is a multi-disciplinary research program that seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe from the Middle East. Within the framework of five research fields in the disciplines of Literature, Political Philosophy, Urban History, Philology-cum-Late Antiquity, and Islamic Studies, the program attempts to recollect the legacies of Europe in the Middle East and of the Middle East in Europe in an inclusive way that aims to do justice to their entanglements.

The program draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It has been initiated in 2006 by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. It builds upon the previous work of the Working Group Modernity and Islam (1996–2006). Since 2011 EUME is continued as a project at the Forum Transregionale Studien.

In scholarly terms EUME is directed by a Collegium that currently consists of the following persons: Ulrike Freitag (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Cilja Harders (FU Berlin), Gudrun Krämer (FU Berlin), Nora Lafi (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Angelika Neuwirth (FU Berlin), Friederike Pannewick (Universität Marburg), Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Samah Selim (Rutgers University), Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin), Stefan Wild (Universität Bonn).

 The working language of EUME is English.

The application should be submitted by e-mail as four separate word documents or PDF files in English and should be received by 15 January 2014, sent in to: 

For more information on the Forum Transregionale Studien please see

For further information on Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe and for detailed information on the research fields, please see

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