DP Course

GIGA Session on Interdisciplinarity in Practice: The Venture of MECAM




01:30 p.m. (CET)


04:00 p.m. (CET)

  • This GIGA session presents and discusses interdisciplinarity in practice, its promises and also potential pitfalls. It draws on the first experiences of MECAM, the Merian Center for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb, which is located in Tunisia and of which GIGA has been a central network partner since 2020. In addition to interregionality and intergenerationality, interdisciplinarity is one of MECAM’s guiding principles. The seminar will outline how interdisciplinarity is designed within MECAM and how it is practically implemented, drawing on the first-hand insights of the interdisciplinary fellow group on “Identities & Beliefs”, which has been co-led by the presenters since early March 2022.   


    This online course will take place on 8 June 2022 from 1:30pm to 4pm. A link to the course and further information will be provided to the participants after successful registration. 

    About the lecturer

    André Bank is Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies. His research focuses on authoritarianism, conflict dynamics, and regional order in the Middle East. 

    Alyssa Miller is Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies with a research focus on Tunisia’s democratic transition, religion and national identities, and marginalization and social inequality in the Middle East. 

    *Please note that the registration period has closed.


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