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.

“The Relationships I Am Investigating Are Knowledge Relationships” – Interview with Stella Kneifel

Today, we talk to Stella Kneifel. She joined the University of Erfurt as a PhD student in history in 2018 and the project “Relations in the Ideoscape” in March 2019. She holds degrees in Sociology and Education from the University of Jena (B.A.) and in Middle Eastern Sociology and History from the University of Erfurt (M.A.).

“It Is Possible to Encounter Surprise Relations in Every Interview, Memoir, and Archive Document” – Interview With Elmin Aliyev

Today, we talk to Elmin Aliyev who holds degrees in Islamic Philosophy from Marmara University (MA) and Baku State University (BA). Within the framework of this project, Aliyev analyses the knowledge relations between Iran and Turkey with special focus on the former USSR and GDR.

“The Dissemination of Knowledge on Iran, the Persian Language, Literature and Culture to the Polish Public” – Interview with Zaur Gasimov

Today, we talk to Zaur Gasimov, who was a Senior Research Fellow at the German Orient Institute in Istanbul, Turkey from 2013 to 2019. In September 2019, he joined the Russian Studies Department of the University of Bonn, Germany.

“Relations, partnerships and collaborations make research possible in the first place”

It comes as no surprise, perhaps, that a socio-historical research project that aims to explore knowledge relations between the Polish People’s Republic and Iraq is in itself very much dependent on different kinds of collaboration.

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).

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