Call for Applications: "Fragment - Power - Public: Narrative, Authority, and Circulation in Archival Work"

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Dear Colleagues,


The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and 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".


It will be chaired by Rasha Chatta (EUME Fellow 2018/19), Leyla Dakhli (CNRS / Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin), Pascale Ghazaleh (American University in Cairo / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2017-19), Zeina G. Halabi (AUB / EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2018-20), Lamia Moghnieh (EUME Fellow of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 2019-20), Alia Mossallam (EUME Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2017-18), and Ala Younis (artist). It is arranged in cooperation with the German Orient Institut in Beirut (OIB), the American University of Beirut (AUB), and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

The Academy aims to provide a forum for scholars from different countries and backgrounds who are interested in discussing and exchanging on questions of archives and archival practices in past and present societies and in diverse contexts. The Academy is designed to support innovative research, scholarly networks and closer ties among research activities in and outside Europe and the Middle East.
Participants will receive grants that cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Please find the announcement on our website. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2018.
We would be grateful if you could post the announcement at your institution and circulate it among interested scholars.


With my best regards,
Georges Khalil
Forum Transregionale Studien
Wallotstrasse 14, 14193 Berlin
Telefon +49 (0)30 89 001-420
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