Internship Project
Cultural Studies

Art Matters - Transcultural Memories and Artistic Practices in Morocco

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies
Subject Area
Memory Studies, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Contemporary Art
Summer Term Internship 2022:
09 May – 29 July
23 May – 12 August
07 June – 26 August

Individual Timeframe Internship:
The dates are arranged individually according to the project's and the student's availability.

Internship Modality:
On-site internship in Berlin
Remote internship
Project Supervisor(s)
Dr. Sarah Dornhof
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
English, French, Arabic
Further Information
Project Type
Academic Research
Project Content
The project interrelates memory and contemporary art studies from post/decolonial and gender-critical perspectives. The research focuses on art practices (visual art, film, curating, art criticism) in Morocco and across transcultural connections. 
By examining artworks, projects, exhibitions, and discourses, this project aims to analyze art's specific epistemologies, concepts, and practices of transmission, critique, and transformation in relation to (trans)cultural memory, subjugated knowledge, and archives under postcolonial conditions. 
The research methodologically draws on ethnography, memory studies, and feminist, queer, and postcolonial theory. 
Tasks for Interns
  • Research assistance and developing an own small research project
  • Preparing content for media repository and social media
  • Archival research
  • Conducting, transcribing, summarizing interviews
  • Translating shorter texts: Arabic-French (or English), English-French (not obligatory)
  • Event organization
  • Opportunity to develop and conduct own research within the frame of the project
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
  • Interest and (basic) knowledge in contemporary art and art histories and/or film and film history (especially Morocco, Maghreb),
  • Interest in postcolonial history and memory studies,
  • Interest in Gender and Queer Studies,
  • Interest and (basic) skills in visual communication, data management, web design,
  • Organizational skills.
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