Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman was founded in Berlin in April 2018. Its overarching aim is to remedy the lack of academic work from and concerning South Yemen, an area about which relatively little research has been undertaken. The Academic Forum seeks to give insight into historical, political, economic and cultural topics related to South Yemen, as well as to stimulate research interest in this increasingly significant region. In doing so, drawing from Muhammad Ali Luqman’s intellectual and cosmopolitan legacy, the Forum strives to create a platform for academic and scientific exchange on topics concerning South Yemen.

 

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Neues vom Akademischen Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

Autor: Autorenkollektiv des Akademischen Forums Muhammad Ali Luqman Veröffentlichungsdatum: 51/2020 Quelle: Jemen-Report (Hrsg. Deutsch-Jemenitische Gesellschaft e.V.)    

الوعي النقدي وحدود التجديد في شعر علي أحمد باكثير

د. عبد المُطلب أحمد جبر لا تُذكَر قضيَّة التجديد والرِّيادة في الشعر العربي الحديث المعاصر إلا ويكون علي أحمد باكثير (1910-1969م) أحدَ الشُّعَراء الذين أسهَمُوا في هذا المسار؛ فهو عند طائفةٍ من الدارسين يُمثِّل الرِّيادة الفنيَّة، وعند آخَرين الرِّيادة التاريخيَّة، وبقدر ما يتداخَل هذان الخطَّان تتأرجَحُ مكانة باكثير في خطِّ تطوُّر التجديد في الشعر العربي، […]

The War in Yemen: Fragmentation and Consolidation of Local Power Structures

Author: Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (The Orginnal source of article) The Western media often discusses the war in Yemen in an overly-simplified manner without shedding light on its complex history. The conflict is mostly depicted as a war between Sunnites and Shiites, with the Saudi and UAE-led military coalition on one side and Iran on the […]

Identity Constructions in Contemporary Yemeni Novels

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman expresses congratulations and highest respect to its chairman Dr. Abdulsalam al-Rubaidi for the publication of his doctoral research “Identity Constructions in Contemporary Yemeni Novels” (Narratio Aliena? Studien des Bonner Zentrums für Transkulturelle Narratologie, vol. 13, Berlin: EB-Verlag Dr. Brandt, 2020.). Abstract: This book is an analytical study of identities […]

The 14th Edition of the Cultural Magazine of Hadhramaut

    The Cultural Magazine of Hadhramaut is quarterly published by the Hadhramaut Center  for Historical Studies, Documentation and Publication. It is 14th edition contains the following articles: Dr. Abdullah al-Ja’idi: Historical documents from Hadhramaut Dr. Ahmad Hadi BaHartha: Peace in Hadhramaut through the Hadhrami press Yislam Salih Bin Dahlous: Weakness of the Kathiri State […]

WOMEN OF SOUTH YEMEN: SECURING PEACE AND STABILITY

Independent Diplomat and Women In International Security (WIIS) organize a special public panel discussion on Women of South Yemen: Securing peace and stability. Moderator & Opening Remarks Ms Laura Semmler, Women in International Security (WIIS) Brussels.  Panellists: Sanaa Mubarak, is paediatrician by profession and a founding member of the Academic Forum Muhammed Ali Luqman (think […]

Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen (Videos)

Part 1 ´The Golden Age´: Aden in the 1950s and 1960s. Presented by Huda Luqman (Daughter of M.A. Luqman)    Part 2 South Yemen through the eyes of international media during the past years Presented by Ameen Shandhor ( Academic Forum M.A. Luqman).  

Saeed Al-Gariri: It Was a Dramatic Turning Point for Us

The interview was conducted by Anne-Linda Amira Augustin and originally appeared in maldekstra #6. Translation by Diego Otero and Ryan Eyers for Gegensatz Translation Collective. Amira Augustin : What happened in South Yemen in 1989 and 1990? Were the upheavals in Germany and Eastern Europe also felt in South Yemen? What thoughts, hopes, or worries did you have […]

The 2nd Edition of the Cultural Magazine Abyan

On March 28, 2019, the newly founded University of Abyan in Zinjibar published the first issue of the cultural magazine Abyan in the eponymous governorate. The 2nd edition contains the following topics: Civilization and Nomadism in Arabic Poetry by Dr. Saeed al-Awadi The Rhythm in Medinan Suras of the Quran by Dr. Salih Abdullah Mansour […]

Past and Present Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen

Omar Ahmed Middle East Monitor – Link The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce was the venue for yesterday’s workshop organised by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman and supported by Independent Diplomat focussing on civil society, women’s activism and the role of local and international media in current developments in South Yemen, in particular from a historical […]

The Yemen War: Actors, Interests and the Prospects of Negotiations

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has convened experts from Europe, Germany, the United States, and Yemen to provide informed opinions about the conflict in Yemen and on the best way to advance peace among the warring parties. In addition to an analysis of different local, regional and international perspectives on the conflict, the policy paper provides recommendations to […]

Der Krieg im Jemen und die ungelöste Südfrage

Datum: 5. November 2019, 18:15 Uhr Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Schellingstr. 3, 80799 München, Hörsaal S 002 Vorstandsmitglied Anne-Linda Amira Augustin wird in der Vorlesungsreihe „Basiswissen Islam “ am Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München über den Krieg im Jemen sprechen. Der Vortrag wird sich besonders der Entstehung der südjemenitischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, der […]

The Importance of Reconsidering Ideas about South Yemen

Statement by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman 15 August 2019 The current events in South Yemen require a reconsideration of approaches toward and perceptions of this region in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what is happening on the ground. Until the developments in Aden over the past two weeks, South Yemen […]

Russia’s Foreign Policy towards South Yemen: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

المحاضرة على اليوتيوب/ On YouTube الجزء الأول/ Part 1 الجزء الثاني/  Part 2 برلين نَظّم منتدى محمد علي لقمان للدراسات – أوروبا يوم أمس محاضرة علمية في العاصمة الألمانية برلين تحت عنوان “السياسة الخارجية الروسية تجاه جنوب اليمن: الماضي، الحاضر، والآفاق المستقبلية”. هدفت المحاضرة إلى قراءة واستعراض ثلاث محاور رئيسية: العلاقات الوطيدة بين الاتحاد السوفيتي […]

Jemen-Report: The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman

The Academic Forum seeks to give insight into historical, political, economic and cultural topics related to South Yemen, as well as to stimulate research interest in this increasingly significant region.

Publication of the Cultural Magazine Abyan

On March 28, 2019, the newly founded University of Abyan in Zinjibar published the first issue of the cultural magazine Abyan in the eponymous governorate. The magazine deals with literary, social, historical, cultural, and anthropological topics. This first edition contains the following topics: Preface by Prof. Dr. Mahmood Al-Maisari, head of the magazine and rector […]

Modern Literature of South Yemen in the Course of Time

On June 19, 2018, Dr. Saeed Al-Gariri, Chairman of the Literati and Writers’ Association in al-Mukallah (Hadramaut) and former Professor of Literature and Literary Criticism at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hadramaut (he has lived in the Netherlands since 2014), spoke at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Leipzig […]

Memory, Social Stratification and Migration in Batawil’s Novels

On April 23, 2018, the “Literature Forum” in Berlin’s Brecht-Haus served as the venue of the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman’s inauguration and first public event. Abdulsalam Al-Rubaidi, literary scholar and doctoral candidate at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, presented Ammar Batawil’s (b. 1981) novels Salmin (2014) and Ekron 94 (2017). In the novel Salmin, Batawil tells […]

News and Events

The Importance of Reconsidering Ideas about South Yemen

Statement by the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman 15 August 2019 The current events in South Yemen require a reconsideration of approaches toward and perceptions of this region in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what is happening on the ground. Until the developments in Aden over the past two weeks, South Yemen […]

Women’s Struggles Interview with Rasha Jarhum, Peace Track Initiative

Women’s Struggles Interview with Rasha Jarhum, Peace Track Initiative Foto: Peace Track Initiative By Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (Original interview in German) Anne-Linda Amira Augustin: International Women’s Day is approaching, how is this day conceived in Yemen? Is it a day that gives reasons to celebrate? What are the current women struggles in Yemen? Rasha Jarhum: […]

MOVIE SCREENING 10 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING

MOVIE SCREENING 10 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING   The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung screens the movie 10 Days Before the Wedding, which will be followed by a panel discussion with the film director, Amr Gamal, and the main actress, Sali Hamada. As the first feature film to be fully produced in Yemen, 10 Days Before the Wedding tells […]

Der Krieg im Jemen und die ungelöste Südfrage

Der Krieg im Jemen und die ungelöste Südfrage   Datum: 5. November 2019, 18:15 Uhr Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Schellingstr. 3, 80799 München, Hörsaal S 002 Vorstandsmitglied Anne-Linda Amira Augustin wird in der Vorlesungsreihe „Basiswissen Islam “ am Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München über den Krieg im Jemen sprechen. Der Vortrag wird […]

Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Tendenzen im Jemen mit dem speziellen Fokus auf den Südjemen

Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Tendenzen im Jemen mit dem speziellen Fokus auf den Südjemen Der Verein Nahost-Forum e.V. lädt Mitglieder des Akademischen Forums ein, Einblicke in aktuelle Geschehnisse und Entwicklungen im Jemen zu geben und die politische, wirtschaftliche und humanitäre Situation mit dem speziellen Fokus auf den Südjemen zu beleuchten. Vortragende: Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (Schatzmeisterin des […]

Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen: Academic and Media Coverage Past and Present

Perspectives on Civil Society in South Yemen: Academic and Media Coverage Past and Present   Date: November 26, 2019, 09:30am – 01:30pm Venue: The Arab British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 2NJ Speakers: Huda Luqman (Daughter of M.A. Luqman), Dr. Susanne Dahlgren (University of Tampere,Finland), Rasha Obaid (Peace Track Initiative/Visiting Fellow […]

حلقة نقاشية: الجنوب واستحقاقات قادمة

حلقة نقاشية: الجنوب واستحقاقات قادمة يقف جنوب اليمن على مفترق طرق كثيرة وصعبة، فالأحداث والتطورات المتلاحقة منذ 2015، بشكلٍ عامٍ، والأحداث الأخيرة في عدن، بشكلٍ خاص، سيكون لها تداعياتها الكبيرة على المدى القريب والبعيد. وعلى ضوء هذه التطورات، ستبرز الكثير من القضايا والاشكاليات والتحديات الكبيرة، الداخلية والخارجية ، والتي قد تتضافر في خلخلة الأوضاع وتعزيز […]

Departure of a great Journalist, Farouk Muhammad Ali Luqman

Departure of a great Journalist, Farouk Muhammad Ali Luqman   The Arab press lost one of its most Dynamic symbols, journalist, Farouk Mohammed Ali Luqman, at the age of 84, after a busy career he spent in local and international journalism. Farouq was the son of the pioneer of enlightenment in Yemen the Lawyer Mohammed […]

31st Exeter Gulf Conference: Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen

31st Exeter Gulf Conference: Zones of Theory in the Study of Yemen   From 1st to 2nd July 2019, the 31st Exeter Gulf Conference will return for the third time to Yemen, this time to reflect on the state of the academic field in light of the war in Yemen. The conference with the title […]

Russia’s Foreign Policy towards South Yemen: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Russia’s Foreign Policy towards South Yemen: Past, Present and Future Perspectives The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman cordially invites you to a special public lecture with Dr. Noel Brehony Chairman of the British Yemeni Society & Author of “Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia” (2011) and Samuel Ramani PhD Candidate […]

Photo Exhibition and Presentation on South Yemeni Women

Photo Exhibition and Presentation on South Yemeni Women   The South Arabian Women’s Association organizes together with the Association Friedensweg e.V. a photo exhibition about the life of South Yemeni women before and after Yemeni unity in 1990. The exhibition is hosted in the town of Marl. In addition to finger food, tea and coffee, […]

SOUTH YEMEN: WOMEN ACTIVISTS INTENSIFY CALLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

SOUTH YEMEN: WOMEN ACTIVISTS INTENSIFY CALLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS [BRUSSELS – 8 MARCH 2019] On the eve of International Women’s Day, a group of women from across South Yemeni society led a panel discussion in Brussels on the role of women on the ground. The event was an important opportunity for EU […]

Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa

Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa   From January 31 to February 2, 2019, the 14th conference of the Italian Society of Middle Eastern Studies SeSaMO took place in Turin. The conference was themed “Paths of Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa”. Anne-Linda Amira Augustin presented her doctoral thesis […]

Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future

Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman and Independent Diplomat cordially invite all to a special public panel discussion on “Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future”. As we mark International Women’s Day, the panel discussion will explore the vital role South Yemeni women have played in their decade’s […]

Connecting Resistances

Connecting Resistances From September 28 to October 1, 2018, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Alsharq e.V. hosted the conference “Connecting Resistances: Emancipatory Activism in West Asia, North Africa and Germany”. A total of 50 activists, journalists, and academics from different countries and areas came together to discuss local issues and the resulting resistances, as well […]

No country for anthropologists?

No country for anthropologists? From 1 to 3 November 2018, Anne-Linda Amira Augustin represented the Forum at the international conference entitled “No country for anthropologists? Contemporary ethnographic research in the Middle East” at the University of Zurich. She spoke about the difficulties of conducting field research in South Yemen that have existed for years. Researchers […]