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.
Calls / Tenders
Call for papers (until March 15)
Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World
Indian Ocean World Centre (McGill University, Montreal, Canada, April 22-24, 2015)
Call for papers (until April 30)
Crossroads Studies: Mobilities, Immobilities
and the Issue of Positionality for Rethinking Area Studies
Crossroads Asia Conference (Center for Development Research,
Bonn, Germany, November 27-28, 2014)
Georg Forster Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6 pm, ZMO
The Cotton Plantation Remembered: An Egyptian Family Story
Book presentation by Prof. Mona Abaza (American University of Cairo)
This lecture is part of the lecture series ZMO-Colloquium: Summer Term 2014.
Monday, April 28, 2014, 5 pm, ZMO
Violence on the Margins: Locating Punishment in Late-medieval fiqh
Lecture by Robert Gleave (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter)
This lecture is part of the Urban Studies Seminar.
Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau, Ravi Ahuja (eds.)
Soldat Ram Singh und der Kaiser. Indische Kriegsgefangene in deutschen Propagandalagern 1914-1918
Draupadi Verlag, Heidelberg, 2014, 339 S.
Daniela Swarowsky, Samuli Schielke, Andrea Heister (eds.)
In Search of Europe. Art and Research in Collaboration. An Experiment
Jap Sam Books: Heijningen, 2013, 186 p.
Steffen Wippel (ed.)
Political, Economic and Social Dynamics
United Nations University Series on Regionalism,
Vol. 6, Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London, 2013, 351 p.
Cultural Encounters in India. The Local Co-Workers oft the Tranquebar Mission, 18th-19th Centuries
Social Science Press, 2013, 558 p.
[Übersetzung von "Die indischen Mitarbeiter der Tranquebarmission (1706-1845): Katecheten, Schulmeister, Übersetzer; Halle, 2008]
Rev: P.V. Srividya: Writings with a mission, The Hindu, 13.8.2013
Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz, Joseph Maguire (Hrsg.)
Sport Across Asia - Politics, Cultures and Identities
Routledge, 2013, 214 p.
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