Supplementary Research

Research group "Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East”

This research goup, headed by Dr. Sophia Hoffmann, analyses the exchange of secret service knowledge between German and Arab intelligence agencies between 1960 and 2010. The project is funded by a Freigeist Fellowship Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.


Liminal Spaces as Sites of Socio-Cultural Transformation and Knowledge Production in the Arab World

Liminal Spaces is a joint research project with partners in Morocco (Mohammad V University-Agdal/Rabat), Egypt (Prof. Randa Aboubakr) and Palestine (A. M. Qattan Foundation). The project is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung for a period of three years from January 2018 to December 2020.


The Evolution of Developmental Discourse in Bulgaria and Turkey in the Debate on Traffic Infrastructure (1908-1989)

With this DFG-funded project, Dr. Malte Fuhrmann will analyze developmentality as a specific discourse on progress by focusing on traffic infrastructure in Bulgaria and Turkey. Comparing the deeply entangled neighboring countries of Bulgaria and Turkey promises to yield a better understanding of the common roots and later divergences in the manifestation of developmentality in Southeastern Europe.