Author: Forum Transregionale Studien

The No-State Solution

By Mohammed A. Bamyeh On January 28, 2024, a large event was hosted by a number of local institutions in Victoria, Canada, to discuss a “no-state solution” to the area between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea.[1] The idea of no-state was understood to foreground the virtues of free…

Reconfiguration of Cultural Spaces in Tunisia: Public and Private Intervention, International funds, Grassroots Practices – 5in10 with Alessia Carnevale

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research Alessia Carnevale holds a PhD in Civilizations of Asia and Africa from Sapienza University of Rome. Her doctoral thesis deals with Tunisian counter-culture and the ‘committed song’ of the 1970s-1980s. She previously graduated in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Naples l’Orientale.…

The Rule of Law Restoration in Poland – Legal and Political Challenges

This is a repost with kind permission of the authors and Review of Democracy, in which the conversation was published originally. In this conversation with RevDem editor and a re:constitution fellow Kasia Krzyżanowska, Krzysztof Izdebski (Batory Foundation) and Bartosz Pilitowski (Court Watch Poland) discuss all the current challenges the Polish…

The Rule of Law Restoration in Poland – Legal and Political Challenges

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research This is a repost with kind permission of the authors and Review of Democracy, in which the conversation was published originally. In this conversation with RevDem editor and a re:constitution fellow Kasia Krzyżanowska, Krzysztof Izdebski (Batory Foundation) and Bartosz Pilitowski (Court Watch Poland) discuss…

The Science around Alcoholism or How to Banish Alcohol from the Turkish Society

By Elife Biçer-Deveci [1] Historical analysis of scientific debates on alcohol provides insights into power relations, political tensions, and hidden aspects of the nation-building process. In the case of early twentieth-century Turkey, scientists shaped the narrative of drinking as an alien element of the Turkish nation. Alcohol consumption is a…

The Global Pontificate of Pius XII: Catholicism in a Divided World, 1945-1958 

Simon Unger and Julian Sandhagen in conversation with Alex Favalli PD Dr. Simon Unger is the director of the research group „The Global Pontificate of Pius XII: Catholicism in a Divided World, 1945–1958“. He studied history and philosophy at University College Maastricht, UCLA, and Oxford University, from where he was…

A Global History of Hungary: Concept, Implementation, Reflection

By Ferenc Laczó, András Vadas, and Bálint Varga As a recent project on the global history of Hungary aims to demonstrate, studying Central and Eastern Europe through the systematic application of transnational methods and from a truly global perspective can offer original and valuable insights. Central and Eastern Europe has…

Karl who? – Haushofer, Japan and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By David Malitz Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe (1954-2022, in office 2006-2007, 2012-2020) was the longest-serving prime minister since the opening of a parliament in the East Asian country in 1890, serving more than two terms. His long premiership allowed him to become…

Introducing “Beyond Guidelines”: Navigating Mismatched Expectations between Research Ethics and Institutional Ethics Regimes

By Banu Karaca Guidelines designed to address research ethics in the social sciences highlight the need for protecting vulnerable populations from any harm that may arise to them during the research process, during data storage and analysis, or during the write up of research outcomes and their publication. This is…

Words and their Worlds: A Conversation with Dilip M. Menon

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research In this Philological Conversation, Dilip M. Menon dwells on the questions of how to think concepts and theorize from the Global South and on writing history beyond the Eurocentric, colonial, nationalist, and terrestrial. We discuss the political and epistemic implications and consequences of such…

“War and war-induced displacement create ruptures in people’s sense-making narratives that are at the core of their identities and understanding of the past.” – 5in10 with Viktoria Sereda

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research Viktoria Sereda is a sociologist, head coordinator of the Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS) and academic senior advisor to the project “Prisma Ukraïna: War, Migration and Memory”. She has been a member of the Prisma Ukraïna War, Migration, Memory research group since…

Branding the Middle East: Communication Strategies and Image Building from Qom to Casablanca

Unraveling Communication Strategies and Image Construction in the Middle East By Steffen Wippel Branding as a pervasive phenomenon and soaring academic theme In Qatar, the small dairy brand Baladna (“Our Country”), established just a few years ago, experienced a tremendous upswing in 2017. Amidst the sea, land, and air embargo…

Palestine and the Migrant Question in Postcolonial France

By Olivia C. Harrison My new book, Natives against Nativism: Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France, examines the intersection of antiracist and pro-Palestinian activism in France from the 1970s to the present. Against the ubiquitous association of pro-Palestinianism with Islamism and anti-Semitism, I show that the Palestinian question has…

The Late Persianate World: Transregional Connections and the Question of Language

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By Maryam Fatima, Alexander Jabbari and Mehtap Ozdemir The Persianate world is a Eurasian zone connected by the historic use of the Persian language in various capacities, which produced a shared cultural vocabulary, forms, and sensibilities. The onset of nineteenth-century modernity and the contraction…

“In times of upheaval, the social fabric is eroded and the social sciences help producing reflections on the new reality” – 5in10 with Natalia Zaitseva-Chipak

Natalia Zaitseva-Chipak is a sociologist and a professor in the Department of Sociology at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Prior to this position, she was a professor in the Department of Sociology at the Lviv Ivan Franko National University. In 2002, she graduated from the Lviv Ivan Franko National University, and…

Rule of Two Walls as a Strategy of Resistance

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By Olha Haidamachuk The film Rule of Two Walls (2022), directed by David Gutnik, was part of the main program of the fourth Ukrainian Film Festival under the theme “No Time Like Home” in Berlin. The documentary was screened at Filmtheater Colosseum on the…
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search