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Lecture Series "Studies on Egypt and the Middle East in Berlin"

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In cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Archeological Institute (DAI) the Cairo Office of Freie Universität Berlin organizes a lecture series under the titel "Studies on Egypt and the Middle East in Berlin". Distinguished scholars from different disciplines present their research on the region to a broad audience. 

All lectures are held in English and either take place at the DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, 11, sh. Salah Ayoub, Zamalek, or at the DAI, German Archaeological Institute, 31, sh. Abu el Feda, Zamalek. Each lecture is followed by a reception.



Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 7 p.m.

Bettina Gräf, Daniela Swarowsky & Samuli Schielke

Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

"In Search of Europe? A research and art project at work"

Venue: DAAD Kairo


Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 7 p.m.

Juniorprof. Dr. Joanne Rowland

Egyptology, Freie Universität Berlin

"The fieldschool in Quesna: Engaging Egyptian archeologists in the Delta"

Venue: DAAD Cairo


Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 7 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth

Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

“The Qur’an in the Field of Conflict between Interpretative Communities:
Towards a New Approach in Coranic Studies”

Venue: DAI Cairo


Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 7 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Michael Schneider

Institut for Hydrogeology, Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin

"Ground Water Research in Egypt:Cooperation projects between Institutions in Egypt and Freie Universität Berlin"

Venue: DAAD Cairo


Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 7 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schülting

Institute for English Language and Literature, Freie Universität Berlin

An Ideal Spy? Henry Blount in the Ottoman Empire (1634-1635)

Venue:  DAI Cairo

(In cooperation with Forum Transregional Studien)


Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 7 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag

Seminar for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin & Zentrum Moderner Orient

„Muslim Cosmopolitanism - Jeddah in the 19th Century“

Venue: DAI Cairo


Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 7 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Jochem Kahl

Egyptology, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin:

“Ancient Asyut: New Results from Archaeological Fieldwork”

Venue: DAAD Cairo


Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 7 p.m.

Prof. Brigitta Schütt with Brian Beckers and Jonas Berking

Earth Science, Freie Universität Berlin

"A history of Water Supply: Examples from the Near East and along the Nile"

Venue: DAAD Cairo


A printable Lecture Series program is available here (3Mb).