NEW: Blog "Shaping the Humanities"
In view of the Arab Spring in the North African region, the cultural sciences are posing new questions. At this time, the analysis of themes such as "digital media", "culture and public space", as well as "culture and conflict" are playing a central part in societal and academic discourse.
In the future, too, these themes will be relevant in the humanities, cultural and social sciences, above all with a view to processes of individual and collective identity construction.
With the project Scholars in Residence, taking the processes of transformation as point of departure, the Goethe-Institut seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in the area of academic research and to strengthen scientific relations between Germany and the Arabic world on a long-term basis.
The weblog Shaping the Humanities offers young researchers a platform to network and publish their work. Next-generation researchers from Egypt, Germany, Morocco and Tunisia take interdisciplinary approaches within the thematic complexes "Culture and Climate", "Culture and Conflict" and "Culture and Public Space".
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