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Apply now for EUME Summer Academy 2012!


from September 16 – 27, 2012 at the American University in Cairo

News from Mar 08, 2012


The research project Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) of the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the ‘Center for Translation Studies’ of the American University in Cairo invite scholars of Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, Political Science, and Sociology to apply for an international Summer Academy on the theme

                               AESTHETICS AND POLITIC

                         'Counter-Narratives, New Publics,

                and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World’


24 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries and academic disciplines will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their current research. Intellectuals, writers and scholars from Egypt will also participate in the discussions and events of the Summer Academy.

The Summer Academy is designed to support scholarly networks and contribute to closer ties among research activities in and outside Europe and the Middle East. It is also meant to foster interdisciplinary research fields that benefit from the sort of intercultural cooperation this forum provides. In order to promote intensive debate and encourage new perspectives, the Summer Academy is structured around four main elements: presentations of individual research projects in small groups, working group sessions for the participants, general lectures, and panel discussions open to a wider public.


The application should be submitted in English and should be received by April 15, addressed to

More information about the program and Conditions of Application can be obtained here ->