Upcoming Events

25 - 26 Sep 2019

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Kuwait University, Kuwait

From Greek antiquity, cosmopolitanism has played an important role in philosophical and theological texts of various cultures, including Arab, European, Indian or Persian cultures. In its core, the concept of cosmopolitanism considers all human beings as part of a universal world community. Nowadays, cosmopolitanism is receiving more scholarly attention again: in the context of globalization, new (communication) technologies, and increasing digitization, there is a need to reflect on the new prospects for the individual to interact and communicate with other fellow world citizens.


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11 Oct 2019

Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon

AGYA launches its first of a kind ‘Re:Levant’ AGYA Photography Competition 2019 to gain new perspectives and input on Arab-Arab cooperation with a special focus on the Levant as a region, a social construct and a geographical location. The goal is to learn more about this unique region through photographs displaying a variety of visions and viewpoints from within the region.


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17 - 19 Oct 2019

Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy

The international AGYA Summer School facilitates the systematic exchange of perspectives and experiences between young and established scholars based in Europe and the Arab world. This year’s summer school in Venice will focus on cities and urban space in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary Arabic literature, arts and culture.


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08 - 10 Nov 2019

Berlin, Germany

From 08 - 10 November 2019, the international AGYA conference explores the potential and challenges of the humanities, engaging Arab and German key players in a multilateral dialogue. When technological and ecological change transforms our everyday lives, the humanities provide the essential knowledge and skills to reflect on social change, our ethical values and norms.


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