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Interview with Giorgia Meloni – is Italy’s new PM a Eurosceptic?

From Andrea Carlo Martinez, German Historical Institute Rome   Last autumn, Italy’s most outspoken political firebrand – Giorgia Meloni – was appointed as prime minister. The first woman and far-right premier since the end...

Everyone has a Stake in Morocco’s Football Team

By Brahim El Guabli and Aomar Boum This is a repost with kind permission of The Markaz Review in which the article was published originally. For the millions watching the semi-final World Cup match between France and Morocco, it felt like the ultimate showdown, yet players on both teams fought…

Envisioning Domestic Labor on Instagram: Changing Parameters of Visibility under Neoliberal Digital Capitalism

by Nazlı Özkan #invisiblehousework (#görünmeyenevişleri) first started as an Instagram hashtag and continued with an account of its own under the same name. The hashtag was created by Elif Doğan, or blogcuanne (mom blogger) with her Instagram and blogger handle. She has currently has around 111K followers and lives in…

A New Iran Has Been Born — A Global Iran

Asef Bayat is an author and professor of sociology and Middle East studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This interview with him widely shared by Iranians — and now banned by the Tehran authorities — was published by New Lines in an English translation for the first time. A…

Figuring a Women’s Revolution: Bodies Interacting with Their Images

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By L[1] Translation by Alireza Doostdar[2] For Zhina, for Niloofar, for Elaheh, for Mahsa, for Elmira, and for those whose names I have yet to call.  Is the uprising in Iran a feminist revolution? This essay is an attempt to understand an intuition born…

Normalization of Violence Against Women in Iran

By Nassim Mehran  At the time when this text was written, the protests in Iran, with women on the frontline chanting “Woman, Life, Freedom”, were erupting, bringing together people of different social and political strata, unified in solidarity against the state’s systematic oppression of women and the killing of Mahsa…

Normalization of Violence Against Women in Iran

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By Nassim Mehran  At the time when this text was written, the protests in Iran, with women on the frontline chanting “Woman, Life, Freedom”, were erupting, bringing together people of different social and political strata, unified in solidarity against the state’s systematic oppression of…

Everyone say ‘Brexit’…

From David Lawton, German Historical Institute London This post covers our project’s recent presentation of papers for the (De)Constructing Europe London Workshop, hosted at the German Historical Institute London. Presentations took place between Thursday,...

“A New Form of Evil Emerges Now” – A Conversation with Olha Honchar

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research Interview with Olha Honchar by Natasha Klimenko Olha Honchar. Photo by Alina Kindiak. In mid-March of this year, I interviewed Olha Honchar, the head of Territory of Terror Museum in Lviv and the initiator of the Museum Crisis Center. Since the escalation of Russia’s…

Digging Deeper: Contested Livelihoods and Sociocosmological Relations among Artisanal Miners in Laos

TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research By Oliver Tappe When I first visited the Lao tin mining area by the river Nam Phathaen (Khammouane province) in 2019, I was struck by the image of local villagers digging small pits and tunnels next to the roaring excavators of a Chinese mining…

Trauma and the 1980s in Arabic Literary Studies

By Anne-Marie McManus What is a literary history of the present? There are many ways to imagine such a project and its debt to Foucauldian genealogy, from accounts of how literature writes history to how the notion of literature is a historical aspect of the present. This essay, part of…

Discussing European identity in Transylvania

From Dr. Olga Gontarska, German Historical Institute Warsaw From 17 to 19 May, the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj–Napoca (Romania) hosted the international conference “Cultural Pluralism and Identity...

Constructing Global Order – Book Review

Reviewed by Ulf Engel Amitav Acharya, Constructing Global Order: Agency and Change in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Four years after his ground-breaking presidential address to the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2014, in which the author called for decentring the Western-dominated field of international Studies, Amitav Acharya has produced…
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