Shaping the Humanities

With the project Scholars in Residence, taking the processes of transformation as point of departure, the Goethe-Institut seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in the area of academic research and to strengthen scientific relations between Germany and the Arabic world on a long-term basis.


About Shaping the Humanities

In view of the Arab Spring in the North African region, the cultural sciences are posing new questions. At this time, the analysis of themes such as digital media, culture and public space, as well as culture and conflict are playing a central part in societal and academic discourse. In the future, too, these themes will be relevant in the humanities, cultural and social sciences, above all with a view to processes of individual and collective identity construction. More...


Conference
“Space for Transformations”

An international conference on current discourses within the scope of the Arab Spring and transformation processes in North Africa in the Humanities.

27 to 28 June 2013
Palais, Kulturbrauerei Berlin

Organised by the Goethe-Institut, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) and and the Ruhr University Bochum’s Centre of Mediterranean Studies (ZMS).

Participants: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Turki, Dr. Sarhan Dhouib, Prof. Dr. Soumaya Mestiri and Loay Mudhoon

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