Submodule 1a: “Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc (1950-1991)”

Within the first research alliance, Orient-Institut (OI) Beirut with its office in Cairo, the German Historical Institute (GHI) Warsaw and the GHI Moscow deal with the theme of “Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc (1950-1991)”. Further external partners are the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin, the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, the American University of Beirut, the Arab Council for Social Studies in Beirut, the Centre for Iraq Studies, Beirut, the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, the Higher Institute of Arts Criticism in Cairo, the Centre d’Études Franco-Russes de Moscou and the Centre d´Études Maghrebines à Tunis. There are also partnerships with the universities of Freiburg, Leipzig and Marburg as well as the universities in Algiers, Rabat, Teheran and Tunis.

The intention is to find out how the educational mobility from the 1950s to 1991 between the countries in the former eastern bloc and the regions in West Asia and North Africa developed and how transnational relations were influenced as a result. Special attention will be paid here to the Humanities and Social Sciences.


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