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Welcome to the Pages of the ZMO

The Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) is the only German research institute devoted to an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia from a historical perspective. Current research focuses on the interaction between predominantly Muslim societies and their relations with non-Muslim neighbours. ZMO was founded in 1996 as one of six independent, non-profit research centres. The core funding of ZMO is provided by the Senate of Berlin and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Its current director is Prof. Ulrike Freitag, a Modern Middle East historian.

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Tenders and Calls

CrossCulture Internships 2016 for Syrian refugees in Germany by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa)
(Applications can be sent in until 10 July 2016; further Information)

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ZMO and BGSMCS are inviting applications as Visiting Researchers for the calendar year of 2017
(Applications can be sent in until 14 August 2016)

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ZMO searches for a student assistant in the project "Behave literature in the late Ottoman and early Republican period", starting from now
(Applications can be sent in until 30 June 2016)

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Call for Papers: Servants' Pasts, 16th to 20th century
(Conference, Delhi University, 16-17 February 2017, Deadline: 30 September 2016)

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Six Travel Grants for the Herrenhausen-Symposium "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, continuities and memories" (8-10 May 2017)
(Applications can be sent in until 1 November 2016)

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Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

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The Middle East And North Africa Today: Crises, Mobilities and Paths to the Future
(Summer School, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Lisbon, 25-29 July 2016)

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Christians and Muslims in Africa. Towards a Framework for the Study of
Multi-Religious Settings

Summer School (ZMO, 14-20 July 2016. Call closed)

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 6-8 pm, Auditorium, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3, 10117 Berlin

Palestine Ltd: Neoliberal Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Lecture by Toufic Haddad (The Arab Council for Social Sciences, Occupied Palestinian Territory) in the framework of the lecture series The Middle East and South Asia in Conversation: Interventions, Control, and Resistance in the 21st Century

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Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5 pm, ZMO

'South Asian Diaspora Communities and anti-colonial "Conspiracies" in Switzerland c. 1910-1920'

Lecture by Prof Dr Harald Fischer Tiné (ETH Zürich) as part of the Summer Colloquium 2016

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Monday, 4 July 2016, 5 pm, ZMO

The Toponymy of Refugee Camps in Palestine: Ramallah and Al-Bireh as urban Mirrors of Displacement

Lecture by Dr Raed Bader (Birzeit University) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar

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Latest Publications

Erdem Evren, Cemil Aksu and Sinan Erensü (Ed.)

Sudan Sebepler: Türkiye’de Neoliberal Su-Enerji Politikaları ve Direnişleri

İletişim, 2016, 528 p.

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Nelida Fuccaro (Ed.)

Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

Stanford University Press, 2016, 312 p.

With contributions by Prof Dr Ulrike Freitag, Dr Nora Lafi and Claudia Ghrawi.

Contents
Rev.: Middle East Policy Council, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, 2016

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Birgit Meyer

Sensational Movies. Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana

University of Californa Press, Berkeley, 2015, 408 p.

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Paolo Gaibazzi

Bush Bound. Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa

Berghahn, 2015, 232 p.

Introduction

Bush Bound

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Samuli Schielke

Egypt in the Future Tense. Hope, Frustration, and Ambivalence before and after 2011

Indiana University Press, 2015, 261 p.

 

Samuli schielke_ Egypt in the future tense

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Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, Nora Lafi (eds.)

Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State

Berghahn, 2015, 334 p.

 

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