The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) is a non-profit German academic research center and part of the Max Weber Foundation – International Humanities, mainly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It conducts and supports research on the Near East and the larger Arab world in past and present.
The library of the OIB is a research and reference library within the broader field of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. It provides a collection of books, journals and newspapers that comprises more than 140.000 volumes and in addition more than 90.000 electronic resources (Ebooks, journals and databases) that are accessible within the OIB network to facilitate research.
LEBANON AS A CROSSROAD OF DISPLACEMENT(S): AN ASSESSMENT UNDER INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW - Thursday, 22, February 2024, 13:00-15:00
This Colloquium introduces Lavinia Parsi's PhD research project, with a focus on the relevance of Lebanon as a multifaceted case study in the analysis of forced displacement policies under the lens of international criminal law (ICL).
The “Global Nahda / Global Weimar” symposium marked the beginning of OIB's 2024 activities and initiated the institute’s collaboration with the Arab cultural center, Der Divan, in Berlin Zehlendorf. The Nahda and the Weimar Republic may be separated both in terms of time and space, but as metaphors and projects both continue to inform the present.
The conference “Crisis, Memory & Critique,” scheduled for May 21-23, 2024, draws on the landmark OIB Summer Academy of September 1998 in order to assess how the field of memory studies has evolved in relation to ongoing crises that tie Germany and the Arab world ever closer together through a chain of uprisings, civil wars, and displacements.