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Research projects

Current joint projects

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM)
BMBF, 2020-2023 (1st phase)

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM)
The "Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb" (MECAM), founded in 2020, is a platform for regional and international scientific exchange in Tunisia based on the central theme "Imagining Futures - Dealing with Disparity". The centre is located at the renowned Université de Tunis in the Tunisian capital. Its research work focuses on the effects of multidimensional disparity on models, visions and ideas about future.

Besides the University of Marburg, the partners of the MECAM consortium in Germany include the University of Leipzig, the GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and the Forum Transregional Studies in Berlin. In addition to the Université de Tunis, the regional partners are the University of Sfax and the Institut Tunisien des Études Stratégiques (ITES) in Tunisia, as well as other partners from Morocco and Lebanon.

Further information can be found here.

Concluded projects

Re-Configurations. History, Memory and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa
(BMBF, 2013-2019)

Further information on the Research Network Re-Configurations can be found here

Figures of Thought | Turning points. Cultural practices and social change in the Arab world.
Leibniz Research Group (DFG, 2012-2020)

Further information can be found here.

Islamists in the Regional Transformation Process: Dialogue and Documentation (German Foreign Office, 01.08. 2014- 31.12.2015)

Islamism in Egypt since the oustering of Mursis and regional implications (German Foreign Office, 01.05.-31.07.2014)

Dialogue forum with moderate Islamist actors from the transformation societies of the Middle East and North Africa (German Foreign Office, 01.10.2012- 15.02.2014)

Foreign policy ideas of moderate Islamist parties (DFG, 2009-2012)

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