Ringvorlesung am 07.02.2023, 18:00 bis 20:00 Uhr in Marburg
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
As in most non-European countries, the main events in the history of the 19th and 20th centuries were the relations of these countries with the capitalist and industrial powers. The colonial triumphs caused serious inequalities and contradictions that led to liberation movements. The history of the colonial construction of the region is also the history of the emergence of colonial techniques of power and colonial dynamics to create geographical realities as well as postcolonial entanglements.
For even in the post-colonial phase, the Maghreb and Europe are closely linked. With a clear dominance of Europe, the EU dictates migration, security, trade and energy policies and has a monopoly of knowledge in the Mediterranean and the Maghreb. The question here is whether we are dealing with a kind of colonial and even imperialist longue durée!
Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa is a Professor of Middle Eastern politics at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) at the Philipps University of Marburg. His research and teaching focuses on North-South relations, the rise of fundamentalist movements, EU-Mediterranean policy, and rent economies and systems of rule in the Middle East and North Africa. He has many years of experience with collaborative projects and international cooperation. He was and is project leader of the BMBF-funded research network: “Re-Configurations. History, Memory and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa”. Since April 2021 he is the German director of the Merian collaborative project MECAM in Tunis.