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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

The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for a student assistant
for its library
(20 h/month) to start January 15th 2015.

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Vacancy for a PhD candidate in the research group
“The politics of resources”, ZMO
, starting January 1st, 2015
(deadline December 12th, 2015)

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Call for Papers for the Interdisciplinary Workshop
A Sea that Links and Binds: Cooperation, Coercion and Compulsion across the Red Sea from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
(deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2015)

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Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies
(deadline January 10th, 2015)

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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

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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Thursday, November 27th, 2014, 6 pm, ZMO

Chronicling the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: Historiography and Historical Thought

Lecture by Ethan Menchinger (PhD, University of Michigan). This lecture is part of the ZMO-Colloquium.

 

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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.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 

 

 


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