Category: Submodule 1a: “Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc (1950’s-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)”. 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.

Bildungsmigranten – Studierende aus arabischen Ländern in den Ostblockstaaten

Von Mustafa Switat In der Zeit des Kalten Krieges bildete der Austausch von Wissen einen der Hauptpunkte der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Ostblockstaaten und manchen arabischen Ländern, begünstigt durch eine formalisierte technischwissenschaftliche Kooperation. Das wichtigste...

Three Iraqi artists’ mural projects created within the ideological concept of socialist realism

By Olga Nefedova My research work in various archives in Moscow led to the discovery of three important artworks, previously unknown to the general public, produced by the first Iraqi undergraduate and postgraduate students...

“I concentrate on knowledge exchange between the People’s Republic of Poland and Arab countries” – Interview with Mustafa Switat

Today, we talk to Mustafa Switat who received his PhD in social sciences from the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw and a MA in psychology at the Palacký University (Czech Republic).

“A Closer Look at the Experiences of Iraqis and Poles Involved in the Academic Exchange” – Interview with Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska

Today, we talk to Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska who received her PhD in social sciences from the Polish Academy of Sciences and a BA in Arabic linguistics and culture from the University of Warsaw.

“Issues of Global Mobilities of People, Knowledge, Ideas and Investments Have Always Fascinated Me” – Interview with Ala Al-Hamarneh

Today, we talk to Ala Al-Hamarneh. During his 20 years of affiliation with the University of Mainz as assistant professor, he taught courses in human geography with regional focus on the Arab World, Germany, Emilia Romagna/Italy and the USA-Northeastern metropoles.