The research network “Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa” was founded by the Philipps-Universität Marburg in 2013 with funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).
“Re-Configurations” provides an institutional framework for an innovative interdisciplinary, comparative, empirically-founded and theory-led investigation of the transformation processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). The research programme consolidates the regional competencies at Philipps-Universität Marburg, in order to conduct interdisciplinary and cross-epochal research that addresses the current developments and their historical context, in turn enabling new perspectives to be identified and evaluated. For this end stronger cooperative links are formed between the systematic disciplines represented in the research network (including religious studies, history, political science, sociology, media studies, literary studies, law, peace and conflict research) and those faculties, related to the region, that are located in the Centre for Near and Middle East Studies (Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien CNMS).
Call for Papers "Branding the Middle East"
Panel DOT/DAVO-Tagung Jena 2017
Neue Vortragsreihe im Wintersemester 2016/17 und Sommersemester 2017
„Transregionale Verflechtungen: Räumliche Zusammenhänge jenseits etablierter Metageographien“
Youths, Generations and the Changing Political Landscape
Public Lecture by Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera
Maps and Apps: Mobile media and the reconfigurations of knowledge
Trajectoires du politique