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Jews in Muslim Majority Countries – Interview with Yasemin Shooman and Achim Rohde

    This article is part of the TRAFO series “Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’”. Today, we put the spotlight on the International Conference on “Jews in Muslim Majority Countries – History and Prospects”. The event will take place on October 24-27, 2017 in the Jewish Museum Berlin.…

2nd of June 1967 – a German-Iranian-German Event

by Birgit Schäbler   This article highlights a public event that was organized by Birgit Schäbler, professor of history of the Middle East, on June 1st 2017 in the cinema Arsenal in Berlin. It brought together outspoken 1967 contemporary witnesses such as the writer Bahman Nirumand, politician Hans-Christian Ströbele and…

Uganda’s Budget and Kampala’s Houses. On architecture as a sign of internationalized rule

by Klaus Schlichte This article is part of the TRAFO series “Doing Global International Relations”. Probably in all capital cities, architecture tells us something about the history of government. Washington DC, London and Moscow, as well as Vienna or Madrid exhibit impressive buildings that denote an imperial past. Upon this,…

Reading the “1979 Moment” in the Middle East

    This article is part of the TRAFO series ‘Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on the workshop „Reading the ‚1979 Moment‘ in the Middle East“. The workshop is convened by Amir Moosavi and will take place at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin on…

„All things transregional?“ in conversation with… Martin Dusinberre

What does Transregional Research mean? Who can learn from its insights? What are its limits? The interview series “All Things Transregional?” addresses these issues to launch an open discussion. We invite researchers to share their experiences, assess key issues and future perspectives of transregional research. Martin Dusinberre, Professor for Global History…

Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field

This article is part of the TRAFO series ‚Emerging Topics. Insights from ‘Behind the Scenes’. Today, we put the spotlight on „Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field: A Conference“. The event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the German Historical Institute London and the UCL Institute of Archaeology and will take place…

„On Heritage, Culture and Trading Zones“

by William Carruthers William Carruthers at the Annual Conference 2016 in Heidelberg I gave a paper at a conference (“Making, Sustaining, Breaking —The Politics of Heritage and Culture”) in Heidelberg last month. I kept pretty quiet otherwise, but wanted to write down some thoughts I had regarding the final roundtable…

“Everything has been said about the Mediterranean”

Introductory remarks to the Transregional Academy “De-Framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century”, 19–29 September 2016, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno (Crete). by Leyla Dakhli As an introduction to the Transregional Academy “De-framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century”, my objective is to open the discussions and  create a space of exchanges…

Global IR and Academic Authorship in Latin America: Why Inclusion Is Not a Panacea

By Jochen Kleinschmidt This article is part of the TRAFO series “Doing Global International Relations”.   The heterogeneity of the region For myself as an International Relations scholar working in Colombia, hence as someone geographically situated outside the classic centers of IR knowledge production, the debate suggested by the editors of…

The Afterlives of Dead Migrants

by Carolina Kobelinsky Migrant boat wreck in the boat graveyard of Lampedusa. Photo: GUE/NGL under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The graves and alcoves in the cemeteries of Lampedusa, Tarifa, and Lesvos are the materialization of one of the effects of the contemporary politics of migration in the European Union. The deaths…

Crossing the Mediterranean: Between Utopia and Entrapment

By Mayssoun Sukarieh “I never thought of the way to get there, I just thought of wanting to be there, dreaming to be there…the journey there, the process to reach Italy was not in my calculations…. I was told Italy is just on the other side of the Mediterranean and…

New metres for a wider world: interregionalism and Global International Relations

This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Frank Mattheis Regional institutions are more than the product of merely regional forces. The Picture above shows the African Union Conference Centre, which illustrates Chino-African entanglements (photo: Antonia Witt) Assessing a new global order with old concepts produces…

Reflections on (not so) International Relations … and what scholars from the Global South can do about it

This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Anthoni van Nieuwkerk  As a scholar of and from the Global South (Johannesburg, South Africa to be more precise) I attended the 2015 annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in New Orleans, USA. It was a…

Modernisms News VI: Workshop Report

Workshop: “Modernismos: conceitos – contextos – circulações”[program download] By Renan Varolli Thomas Kirchner, Lena Bader and Jens Baumgarten invited the group to a wrap-up of the “Modernisms” workweek, revisiting project presentations and thematic discussions as well as networking options made possible by the Transregional Academy. Participants and steering group members…

Developing Global International Relations: What, Who, and How?

This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Amitav Acharya Amitav Acharya While the programmatic idea behind Global International Relations (IR) has been discussed widely, how to actually do Global IR is – fortunately – still up for elaboration.[1] It is important to bear in mind…

Michael Ferguson: Izmir as a City of Displacement

Izmir as a City of Displacement, 1875-2015 This project is premised on the argument that the history of Izmir is an ideal case-study for inquiry into the evolution of the political, social, cultural, and legal history of displacement. In focusing on Izmir, this study decenters prevailing Ottoman, Turkish, and even…