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Welcome to the Pages of the ZMO

The Leibniz-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 centers, the Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren e.V. On 1 January 2017 ZMO was admitted to the joint research promotion by the Bund-Länder Commission and became a member of the Leibniz Association. Currently it is funded mainly by the Senate Chancellery Higher Education and Research of the Federal State of Berlin, the German Research Association DFG, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Its current director is Prof. Ulrike Freitag, a Modern Middle East historian.

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Tenders and Calls

Position as PhD Student in Political Science/IR/Middle East
Studies/Intelligence Studies at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
(Starting from 1 May 2019, Applications can be sent until 15 March 2019)

Position as Student Assistant for ZMO's vice director Kai Kresse
(Starting from 1 July 2019, Applications can be sent until 1 May 2019)

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 11 February 2019, 5 pm, ZMO

Reconstructing Eastern Christianity under Ottoman Rule: Cairo's Christian Spatialities

Lecture by Magdi Guirguis (Kafrelsheikh University, Cairo) as part of the Urban Studies Seminar.

Monday, 25 February 2019, 5 pm, ZMO

(Un)closed Lodges: Sufism and Space in “Post-Secular” Turkey

Lecture by Lucía Cirianni Salazar (Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies) as part of the Urban Studies Seminar.

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Latest Publications

Kai Kresse

Swahili Muslim Publics and
Postcolonial Experience

Indiana University Press 2018, 237 p.

   

Steffen Wippel, Andrea Fischer-Tahir (Eds.)

Jenseits etablierter Meta-Geographien

Nomos 2018, 354 p.

With contributions by Ulrike Freitag, Katrin Bromber, Britta Frede, Dietrich Reetz and Florian Riedler.

   

Anandita Bajpai

Speaking the Nation. The Oratorical Making of Secular, Neoliberal India

Oxford University Press 2018, 356 p.

   

Nora Lafi

Esprit civique et organisation citadine dans l'Empire ottoman (XVe-XXe siècles)

Brill 2018, 360 p.

   

Katrin Bromber, Katharina Lange, Heike Liebau, Anorthe Wetzel (Eds.)

The Long End Of The First World War. Ruptures, Continuities and Memories.

Campus Verlag 2018, 296 p.

   

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