DAFG, Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

Gemeinsame Delegation von vbw und DAFG: Saudi-Arabien und VAE

Riad, Abu Dhabi, Dubai: 30.10.-03.11.2022

Die arabischen Golfstaaten durchlaufen einen grundlegenden Wandel.

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DAFG, Kultur, Bildung & Wissenschaft

Wohin entwickelt sich der Irak?

Nach einem Jahr geprägt von Stillstand in Folge der irakischen Parlamentswahlen im Oktober 2021 stärkt die Wahl des

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DAFG, Kultur, Bildung & Wissenschaft

Arabisch in Action! Roundtable zur arabischen Sprache

„Arabisch in Action!“ hieß es am 15. Oktober 2022 in der DAFG – Deutsch-Arabische Freundschaftsgesellschaft e.V.

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DAFG, Kultur, Bildung & Wissenschaft

Buchvorstellung: Wahrnehmungen des Islams in Deutschland

Die Wahrnehmungen des Islams und von Musliminnen und Muslimen in Deutschland sind nach wie vor belastet durch

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Migrant Dreams. Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States

26 October 2020, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Book presentation by Samuli Schielke (ZMO).

What kind of dreams for a good or better life drives labor migrants? What does being a migrant worker do to one’s hopes and ambitions? How does the experience of migration to the Gulf, with its attendant economic and legal precarities, shape migrants’ particular dreams of a better life? What do those dreams—be they realistic and productive, or fantastic and unlikely—do to the social worlds of the people who pursue them, and to their families and communities back home upon their return?

Based on ten years of ethnographic fieldwork and conversations with Egyptian men from mostly low-income rural backgrounds who migrated as workers to the Gulf, returned home, and migrated again over a period of about a decade, this fine-grained study explores and engages with these questions and more, as the men reflect on their strivings and the dreams they hope to fulfill. Throughout the book, Samuli Schielke highlights the story of one man, Tawfiq, who is particularly gifted at analyzing his own situation and struggles, resulting in a richly nuanced account that will appeal not only to Middle East scholars, but to anyone interested in the lived lives of labor migrants and what their experiences ultimately mean to them.

Samuli Schielke has been working as a research fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) since 2009. From 2008 to 2014 he worked together with the artist and curator Daniela Swarowsky on the documentary films “Messages from Paradise” #1 and #2 that questions the dream of a better life away from home. Since this year, Schielke works on the research project “The Search for a Normal Life”, funded by the Fritz Thyssen foundation. This project addresses a key paradox of globalisation: the possibility of a stable, normal life at home relies on destabilising processes of growth, expansion, and mobility. Central to his research are the trajectories of men from rural regions in northern Egypt, that stretch along translocal migration networks in Egypt to Western Europe and the Gulf states.

This event is part of the ZMO-lecture series: Book presentation series 2020

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Bielefeld

Ajam Quartet: Doppelalbum Release Tour

9. Dezember 2022, 20:00 Uhr
Veranstaltungssaal SO2, 2. Obergeschoss, Kavalleriestr. 17, 33602

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Berlin

Interkulturelles Weihnachtskonzert mit dem Begegnungschor & Band

14. Dezember 2022, 19:30 Uhr
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin

Mitte

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Berlin

Ajam Quartet - Doppelalbum Release Tour

14. Dezember 2022, 20:00 Uhr
Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin

Die Musiker des Ajam

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