Philipps-Université Marburg

La Philipps-Universität Marburg, avec ses 25 000 étudiant(e)s, a un centre de recherche sur les études régionales : le Centre d’études du Proche et du Moyen-Orient (CNMS).

Le CNMS est impliqué dans le MECAM aux côtés d’autres institutions et départements interdisciplinaires, notamment le Centre d’études sur les conflits, le Département d’histoire et d’études culturelles, les Instituts d’études des médias et de philologie romane, et le Département de mathématiques et d’informatique.

https://www.uni-marburg.de/en

Université de Tunis

L’Université de Tunis a été fondée en 1960 et est aujourd’hui, avec quelque 20 000 étudiant(e)s, l’une des plus grandes universités de Tunisie.

Elle dispose d’un vaste portefeuille de recherche et d’enseignement et jouit d’une réputation d’excellence en matière de recherche dans toute la région.

http://www.utunis.rnu.tn/

Université de Leipzig

L’Université de Leipzig est une université allemande qui compte environ 30 000 étudiant·es. Au sein de la structure institutionnelle du MECAM, l’université est représentée par l’Institut de géographie, l’Institut d’études orientales et le Programme de formation aux petites entreprises (SEPT).

L’Institut de géographie se concentre sur la région méditerranéenne.

https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/

Institut allemand d’études mondiales et régionales (GIGA)

Au Mexique, au Centre Maria Sibylla Merian d’études latino-américaines avancées (CALAS) de l’Université de Guadalajara, on traite des questions de perception et de réflexion des crises sociales par les acteurs et actrices politiques, économiques et du monde de la culture dans une perspective interdisciplinaire.

Quelles réponses trouve-on aux divers défis et problèmes sociaux ? À quoi pourraient ressembler les nouvelles approches de résolution des problèmes – également au niveau international – et comment les mettre en pratique ? Le groupe de formation à la recherche est un projet conjoint des universités de Bielefeld, Kassel, Hanovre et Iéna.

Il établira des groupes de recherche non seulement sur le site principal de Guadalajara mais aussi à Buenos Aires (Université nationale de San Martín), Quito (Faculté latino-américaine de sciences sociales) et San José (Université du Costa Rica).

https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/

Forum Transrégional étudiant

Le Forum Transregionale Studien est une plateforme qui promeut l’internationalisation de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales.

Il permet la collaboration entre des chercheur·ses de différentes disciplines et attribue des bourses à des chercheur·ses du monde entier.

https://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/startseite.html

Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (ITES)

ITES est un groupe de réflexion basé à Tunis.

Il prépare des études et des analyses dans le domaine de la recherche politique appliquée, de l’élaboration de stratégies et du conseil politique sur diverses questions d’actualité en Tunisie, au Maghreb et dans d’autres pays de la région MENA. http://www.ites.tn/

http://www.ites.tn/

Université de Sfax

L’Université de Sfax est située dans la deuxième plus grande ville de Tunisie et dans un important centre économique du sud du pays.

Elle est fréquentée par 35 000 étudiant(e)s.

http://www.univ-sfax.tn/

Liste des projets de recherche des institutions partenaires de MECAM et du personnel ayant des liens avec MECAM.

BMBF Regional Research Center “Transformations of Political Violence“(2022-2026)

Partners: Philipps- Universität Marburg

The project aims at strengthening the field of Peace and Conflict Studies in Hesse (consortium Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Justus- Liebig-Universität Gießen, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt). Its focus on constructvist perspectives on violence and its transformation speaks to MECAM´s research agenda.

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BMBF Research Network “Postcolonial hierarchies in Peace and Conflict” (2022-2026)

Partners: Philipps-Universität Marburg

The network deals with the impact of postcolonial hierarchies on local conflict dynamics and security governance as well as the prospects of transformative justice. The consortium connects Merian centres as well as German partners: Arnold Bergstraesser Institut Freiburg (ABI)/ Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA); Philipps-Universität Marburg/Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)/Maria Sibylla Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM); Universität Bayreuth (UBAY)/Exzellenzcluster Africa Multiple; Universität Erfurt (UE) mit Center for Political Practices and Orders/ Maria Sibylla- Merian–R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphosen des Politischen” (ICAS-MP).

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Flexifunds Project “Transformative Justice in Colombia and beyond” (2022)

Partners: Philipps- Universität Marburg

The project intends to conceptualize a binational PhD-program on transformative justice that brings together Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR), Justus- Liebig Universität Gießen (JLU) and Colombian universities forming part of the German-Colombian Institute for Peace Research (CAPAZ). The project includes a comparative perspective that connects to MECAM’s research on “memory and justice”.

BMBF Research project between Philipps-Universität Marburg and Universität Kassel „Rohstoffextraktivismus in Lateinamerika und dem Maghreb“ (2021-2024)

Partners: Philipps-Universität marburg

Led by Rachid Ouaissa and Hans Jürgen Burchardt, the project aims to explore the crisis scenarios, possibilities for change and the persistence of the development model of commodity exports against the backdrop of the ecological transition through the cooperation of two regional and two Merian centres in a transregional comparison between Latin America and the Maghreb. This will contribute to (cross-)area research and generate recommendations for policy and development cooperation.

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World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO), BMBF (2021- 2024),funding line “Area Studies”.

Partners: GIGA

Project led by Prof. Eckart Woertz and Prof. Amrita Narlikar (in cooperation with Prof. Ulrich Mücke and Prof. Jürgen Zimmerer, Department of Global History, University of
Hamburg), thematic focus on world order narratives in the Global South regions of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Within
WONAGO, the Moroccan postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Khalil Dahbi examines the transnational networks of the left in the Maghreb.

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Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (MAGYC), EU Horizon2020 (2018-2023)

Partner: GIGA

Within the international partner consortium, the GIGA IMES team coordinates Work Package 4 “Comparing Crises” and isled by Dr. Christiane Fröhlich; further IMES colleagues are Dr.André Bank and Dr. Lea Müller-Funk; the thematic focus is on comparing patterns of migration governance in the Maghreb, the Mashriq and the Horn of Africa; field and archival research has been conducted in eight countries, a particular focus has been on the Maghreb countries of Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

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SAGE-Centre: Sustainable Adaptation to Global Change in the Middle East (SAGE), DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service, 2021-2025)

Partners: GIGA

The SAGE-Centre focuses on the sustainable adaptation to climate change in the Middle East; it aims to bring together researchers to form a transdisciplinary network from various
Arab, Israeli and European countries; at the GIGA IMES, throject is co-led by Dr. Christiane Fröhlich and Prof. Eckart Woertz.

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Justifying Repression in Authoritarian Regimes of the Arab World: Official Framing and Target Audiences, DFG (2019-2023)

Partners: GIGA

Led by Dr. Maria Josua, this research project offers a new perspective on how repression can sustain authoritarianism. It focuses on Tunisia and Morocco – two countries with divergent trajectories during the Arab uprisings. Bridging framing and autocracy research, the project develops a new concept of justifications of repression. It shows how their
application in different branches of government differs, why certain types of justifications are chosen, and what effect they have.

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Explaining Middle Power Engagement in External Regions: A Comparison of Iranian, Saudi, and Turkish Sub- Saharan Africa Policies, DFG (2022- 2024)

Partners: GIGA

Led by Dr. Jens Heibach, the research project undertakes a comparative-historical analysis of Iranian, Saudi-Arabian, and Turkish (IST) engagement in Africa from 1950s to 2020. First, the project will identify the periods of shifting IST engagement in Africa. Second, it will analyze the reasons why, and the conditions under which, IST have stepped up—or reduced—their foreign policy efforts in Africa. Third, it will develop midrange generalisations on middle-power engagement in external regions.

COVID-19 and Executive Personalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the MENA Region, DFG (2022-2024)

Partners: GIGA

Led by Dr. Thomas Richter, Prof Mariana Llanos, and Dr. David Kuehn, this research project assesses the impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic on the personalisation of executive power in 36 countries of the Global South. Personalisation of power has been particularly worrying in the Global South where constraints on the chief executives were often already weak prior to the pandemic. Among the countries examined will be several examples from the Middle East and North Africa.

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Monitoring System and Transfer Platform Radicalisation (MOTRA), BMBF & BMI (2020-2024)

Partners: GIGA

Led by Dr Thomas Richter, the GIGA sub-module of MOTRA starts from the historical conditions of the emergence of Islamist radicalisation outlined in the literature and delimits
corresponding potentials. To this end, the project follows current developments in the MENA by trying to identify newly forming and previously neglected trends of Islamist radicalisation.

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Context Matters, BMZ (2020-2022)

Partners: GIGA

Within “Context Matters”, the project component of “trend analysis on COVID-19 effects on violent actors in the Global South” is led by Dr. André Bank, Dr. Julia Grauvogel and Prof. Sabine Kurtenbach (3/2021-3/2022); the project focuses on Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa as well as Sub- Saharan Africa, with one of the six short case studies examining the pandemic-social protest nexus in Tunisia.

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DFG Literature Supply and Information Systems (LIS): media/rep/plus -expansion of the media studies subject repository; planned duration February 2021 - January2024, approx. € 500,000 [approved; project start 1/2021].

Partners: Philipps-Universität Marburg

"Digital Cinema-Hub - A Research Hub for Film Studies"; term: 4/2021- 3/2026; € 1 million (VW Foundation) and € 300,000 (universities' own funds)

Partners: Philipps-Universität Marburg

Joint project Philipps-Universität Marburg, Johannes- Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (VW Foundation „Weltwissen – Structural Strengthening of Small Subjects“)

"NFDI4Culture - Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage", 2019. € 15.227 million (10/2020-9/2025; Marburg share: € 2.5 million)

partners: Philipps- Universität Marburg

MCDCI - Marburg Center for Digital Culture and Infrastructure (11/2020- 9/2022)

Partners: Philipps-UniversitätMarburg

BMBF Research Group: Aesthetics of Access

Partners: Philipps-Universität Marburg

Data visualisations in digital film historiography using the example of research on women in early cinema (DAVIF) Based in the MCDCI; Duration: 4/21 – 3/25; Volume: 1.3 million €; Head: Dr Sarah-Mai Dang

"African Centre for Career Enhancement & Skills Support" (ACCESS)

Partners: Universität Leipzig

Funded by the DAAD Excellence Initiative EXEED (BMZ funds), duration until 2025 with six-year extension option (including PhD program).

Youth study in the Arab world

Pertners: Universität Leipzig

In 2016 with 9,000 and in 2021/22 with 12,000 face-to-face interviews in 12 Arab countries (funded by the Friedrich-Ebert- Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) (duration until 2024).

Institutional partnership between the University of Leipzig with the American University in Cairo (AUC)

Partners: Universität Leipzig

Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on “Youth Migration from MENA to EU. Do Political Grievances Matter?“ (Duration until 12.2024).

"Genesis of a Middle Class? Social Solidarity in Rural Morocco"

Partners: Universität Leipzig

ded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (duration until 6. 2025)

4A LABORATORY: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics

Partners: FTS

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (KHI) and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, in cooperation with Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin and FTS (since 2019), a follow-up project of “Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken,” a BMBF-funded research program of the KHI in Florence (Max-Planck-Institute) and the FTS (2013- 2019)

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The Prison Narratives of Assad’s Syria: Voices, Texts, Publics (SYRASP)

Partners: FTS

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 851393), Principal Investigator: Dr. Anne-Marie McManus (2020-2025)

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Re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe

Partners: FTS

A joint project of the FTS and Democracy Reporting International, funded by Stiftung Mercator (since 2019)

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Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe

Partners: FTS

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Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe (EUME)

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Europäische Zeiten/European Times – A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe (EUTIM)

Partners: FTS

BMBF-funded joint research project of Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Universität Potsdam and FTS (2021- 2024)

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Re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe

Partners: FTS

A joint project of the FTS and Democracy Reporting International, funded by Stiftung Mercator (since 2019)

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The Prison Narratives of Assad’s Syria: Voices, Texts, Publics (SYRASP)

Partners: FTS

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 851393), Principal Investigator: Dr. Anne-Marie McManus (2020-2025).

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Université de Marburg

Bonacker, Thorsten

Bonacker, Thorsten (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Centrefor Conflict Studies), Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Buckley-Zistel, Susanne

Buckley-Zistel, Susanne (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Centre For Conflict Studies), Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Conze, Eckart

Conze, Eckart (Philipps-Universität Marburg, History and Cultural Studies), Professor of Modern and Contemporary History.

Freisleben, Bernd

Freisleben, Bernd (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Mathematics and Computer Science), Professor of Computer Science.

Pannewick, Friederike

Pannewick, Friederike (Philipps-UniversitätMarburg,Centre for Near and MiddleEastern Studies), Professor of Arabic Studies.

Hagener, Malte

Hagener, Malte (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Institute of Media Studies), Professor of Media Studies, History, Theory and Aestheticism of the Cinema.

Müller, Olaf

Müller, Olaf (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Romance Philology), Professor of French and Italian Literature and Cultural Studies.

Oettler, Anika

Oettler, Anika (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Instituteof Sociology), Professor of Social Development and Comparative Analysis of Social Structures.

Ouaissa, Rachid

Ouaissa, Rachid (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Centre for Near and MiddleEastern Studies), Head of the Near and MiddleEastern Policy Department.

Stuchtey, Benedikt

Stuchtey, Benedikt (Philipps-Universität Marburg, History and Cultural Studies), Professor of Modern History.

Université Lepizig

Gertel, Jörg

Gertel, Jörg (Université Leipzig, Institut de géographie),Professeur de géographie économique et d’études globales.

GIGA

Bank, André

Bank, André (GIGA Hamburg, GIGA Institute for Middle Eastern Studies), directeur par intérim et chercheur principal.

Richter, Thomas

Richter, Thomas (GIGA Hamburg, GIGA Institute for Middle Eastern Studies) Chercheur et rédacteur en chef de GIGA Focus Middle East.

Forum Transregionale Studien

Khalil, Georges

Khalil, Georges (Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin), Coordinateur Scientifique.

Université de Tunis

Habib Sidhom

Sidhom, Habib (Université de Tunis), Président de l’Université.

Kchir, Khaled

Kchir, Khaled (Université de Tunis, Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales de Tunis).

Saoussen Krichen

Krichen, Saoussen (Université de Tunis, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis).

Institut Tunisien d’Etudes Stratégiques (ITES)

Sami Ben Jannet

Ben Jannet, Sami (Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies, Tunis), Director General.

Université de Sfax

Abdelwahed Mokni

Mokni, Abdelwahed (Université de Sfax), Président de l’Université.

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