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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

Urban fragmentation(s)
BORDERS & IDENTITY III
Call for papers
(until September 12th, 2014)
Berlin, March 16th-19th, 2015

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The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for
a student assistant from September 1st (41h/month)

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

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The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for
a student assistant in the working group "Cities as Laboratories of Change"
from September 1st (41h/month)

 

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Upcoming Events

18-22 August, 2014, Ankara, Turkey

World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES)

Read more about ZMO researchers lectures

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Wednesday, September 10th, 5 pm, ZMO

Islam, Colonialism and the Modern Age in the Netherlands East Indies: A Biography of Sayyid ʿUthman (1822 – 1914)

Book presentation by Dr. Nico J.G. Kaptein (Leiden University)

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On Thursday, October 16th at 6 pm, Prof. Dr. Andrew Sartori (Department of History, NYU) will open the ZMO-Colloquium Winter Term with his lecture about " A Vernacular Politics of Political Economy in Bengal.“

An overview of the events series on the topic 'Who speaks? – The global history of intellectual practices: epistemological, political, and ethical challenges‘ will be available soon.

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Latest Publications

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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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.

In Search of Europe

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Steffen Wippel (ed.)

Regionalizing Oman
Political, Economic and Social Dynamics

United Nations University Series on Regionalism,
Vol. 6, Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London, 2013, 351 p.


Regionalizing Oman

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