Forum Transregional Studien

The Forum Transregionale Studien networks various research institutions in Berlin and Germany that are dedicated to regional studies. It supports projects that approach questions comparatively across several regions of the world.

People at an event in the rotunda of the Altes Museum

The first general meeting of the Forum Transregionale Studien took place in the rotunda of the Altes Museum in 2011 © Yehuda Swed

The Forum Transregionale Studien (Transregional Studies Forum) seeks to contribute to an internationalizing of the content of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. It supports research programs that combine systematic and regional issues and pursue them from a transregional perspective. This approach to research takes into account the increasing intertwining of countries and regions in a globalized world.

In the forum’s four current programs – Europa im Nahen Osten / Der Nahe Osten in Europa (Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe), Zukunftsphilologie (Future Philology), Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, and Prisma Ukraina – international postdoc fellows do research for one academic year. The fellows are integrated into scholarly projects at universities and research institutions in Berlin and other German states.

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a registered association. It is supported by universities and research institutes from Berlin and throughout Germany. The Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Ibero-American Institute) and the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) are members in the forum, which was founded in 2009. The president of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), Hermann Parzinger, is chairman of the general meeting.