The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) is based at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) in Germany and at the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) in Egypt. It was established in 2013 as the first bilateral Young Academy worldwide. AGYA promotes research cooperation among outstanding early-career researchers from all disciplines who are affiliated with a research institution in Germany or in any Arab country. The academy supports the innovative projects of its members in various fields of research as well as in science policy and education. AGYA members from 19 countries so far have realized joint projects and initiatives on topics such as Arab and German Education, Common Heritage and Common Challenges, Dynamics of Transformation, Energy, Water and Environment, Health and Society, and Innovation. AGYA is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and various Arab cooperation partners.
Storytelling is as old as humanity itself. This publication explores the rich cultural heritage of storytelling in Germany and the Arab world. Leading Arab, German and international scholars address the question on how knowledge and human imagination are transmitted across time and space. They analyse the various forms and ways in which these narratives have inspired contemporary literature, films and other recent media forms of storytelling. The publication is trilingual: Arabic/English/German.
Born in Berlin in 1909, the composer, musicologist and teacher Brigitte Schiffer after moving to Cairo in the 1930s became an influential figure in Egyptian musical culture in the following decades. There she directed a college of music and worked for the Egyptian Ministry of Education. Excerpts from her correspondences are now published for the first time in an annotated selected edition in Arabic translation, attractively illustrated with historical visual material.
This volume provides a comparative analysis of media systems in the Arab world, based on criteria informed by the historical, political, social, and economic factors influencing a country’s media. Reaching beyond classical Western media system typologies, the publication brings together contributions from experts in the field of media in the Middle East and North Africa to provide valuable insights into the heterogeneity of this region’s media systems. The book will be published in Arabic soon.