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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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Calls / Tenders

Call for Papers for the Opening Conference "Modern India in German Archives"
(deadline for submission of abstracts: December 15th, 2014)

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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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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: January 15th, 2015)

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

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

 

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Upcoming Events

From October 30th, 2014 until January 15th, 2015

The Spiritual Highway

Curator Marloes Janson, photographs by Akintunde Akinleye


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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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Monday, January 12th, 2015, 5 pm, ZMO

The Manyema of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) between Urban Margin and Regional Connections

Lecture by Katharina Zöller (University of Bayreuth)

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March 16-19, 2015, GWZ

Conference Urban fragmentation(s) BORDERS & IDENTITY III

 

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Latest Publications

Ali Raza, Franziska Roy, Benjamin Zachariah (eds.)

The Internationalist Moment. South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39

Sage Publications, 2014, 316 p.

Raza_Roy-Zachariah

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Nazan Maksudyan

Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire

Syracuse University Press, 2014, 264 p.

Maksudyan: Orpahns and destitue childeren

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

Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

Ashgate, Farnham, 336 p.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 

 


indologie_berlin

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Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi (eds.)

Urban Governance Under the Ottomans. Between cosmopolitanism and conflict

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

 

 

 

 


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