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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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The ZMO is grieving for Gertraud Steppat, who was linked to us by long-standing ties of friendship and supported our work until the end.

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Calls / Tenders

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies:
Call for Applications for its doctoral Programme

(deadline November 15th, 2014)

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The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for a student assistant in the working group
„Progress and its Discontents“
(41 h/Month) to start immediately.

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

 

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Upcoming Events

October 30-31, ZMO

Conference Sermon in the city (Program)

with the exhibition The Spiritual Highway by Marloes Janson (Vernissage on Thursday, October 30th at 5:15 pm)

Please register for the workshop and exhibition at:

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Thursday, 30 October 2014, 6 pm, ZMO

Emotional Translation. Conceptual History beyond Language

Lecture by Prof Margrit Pernau and Imke Rajamani (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin) in the framework of the ZMO Kolloquium Who Speaks? The Global History of Intellectual Practices.

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November 1st 2014 marks the beginning of the long-term project Modern India in German Archives, 1706-1989 (MIDA) supported by the German Research Council (DFG) with the participation of Dr. Heike Liebau.

 

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Latest Publications

Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Christian Steiner, Birgit Krawietz (Hrsg.)

Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

Ashgate, Farnham, 336 S.

 

 

 


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Helmut Bley, Anorthe Kremers (eds.)

The World during the First World War
Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences

with articles by Ulrike Freitag,
Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau/Larissa Schmid

Klartext, Essen, 388 p.

 

 

 


world first world war

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Heike Liebau

Südasienwissenschaften am Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient (1992-1995) und am Zentrum Moderner Orient (1996-2010). In: Framke, Maria; Lötzke, Hannelore; Strauch, Ingo (eds.). Indologie und Südasienstudien in Berlin: Geschichte und Positionsbestimmung. Berlin: trafo, 2014 (Studien zur Geschichte und Gegenwart Asien, 4), p. 285-304.

 

 

 


indologie_berlin

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Tilo Grätz

Technologische Dramen. Radiokulturen und Medienwandel in Benin (Westafrika)

Transcript, 2014, 388 p.

 

 

 

 


graetz

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Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

Urban Governance Under the Ottomans. Between cosmopolitanism and conflict

SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2014, 238 p.

 

 

 

 


Cover Urban Governance under the Ottomans

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Hew, Wai Weng

Identiti Cina Muslim di Malaysia. Persempadanan Perundingan & Kacukan Budaya

Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 2014, 250 p.

 

 

 

 


Identiti Cina Muslim di malaysia

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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.

 

 

 


Soldat Ram Singh und der Kaiser

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