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Peter Wien

Teaching and Research Experience

Since September 2003: Assistant Professor for Modern Middle Eastern History and
World History at al-Akhawayn-University in Ifrane, Morocco

2001-2003: Junior Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, ZMO) in Berlin, Germany
Project: "Personal Experience and Discourse – Arab Contemporary Contacts with National Socialism, 1933-1945. Inquiring into a Memory Culture.”

1997-1998: Internships at the University of Aleppo, German Language Centre, supervised by the Lecturer of the DAAD, and in the library of the Orient Institute of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (German Oriental Society, DMG) in Beirut

Education

1999-2003: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Ph.D.-student in Islamic Studies, History and Semitic Studies
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Wild
Thesis on "Discipline and Sacrifice: Authoritarian, Totalitarian and pro-Fascist Inclinations in Iraqi Arab Nationalism, 1932-1941,” submitted in August 2003

1999-2000: St Antony’s College of Oxford University – Middle East Centre
Master of Studies in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

1993-1999: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Magister Artium in Modern and Medieval History and Semitic Studies

Publications and Presentations

  • "Al-Akhawayn University: Elitenformation im Mittleren Atlas,” Orient 44.4 (2003): 601-606.
  • "Fremde Herrschaft im Zweistromland,” Tages-Anzeiger, July 4, 2003: 2.
  • "Teilen und Herrschen: Politische Kultur in der irakischen Geschichte," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 20, 2003.
  • "Disciplining the Youth: A Gendered Perspective on the Iraqi Youth Organization in the 1930s,” paper presented to the workshop Constructing Youth in the Mediterranean Societies, European University Institute, Florence 2003, forthcoming in French as a publication of the Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales (Cedej), Cairo.
  • "Der Irak und Nazideutschland: Eine historische Episode,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 14, 2003: 34.
  • "Dreigeteiltes Zweistromland: Die Geschichte des Iraks,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 15, 2003: 33.
  • "‘Watan’ and ‘Rujula’: The Emergence of a New Model of Youth in Iraq of the 1930s,” paper presented to the conference Youth and Youth Culture in the Contemporary Middle East, Damascus 2002, forthcoming in a conference volume.
  • "The Representation of Germany in Iraqi Press 1933-1941,” paper presented to the panel Struggling With the Nation: Intellectual, Cultural and Ideological Currents in Iraq During the Interwar Period, MESA conference, Washington D.C. 2002.
  • "Arab Nationalists, Nazi-Germany and the Holocaust: An Unlucky Contemporaneity,” in Der Völkermord an den Armeniern und die Shoah / The Armenian Genocide and the Shoah, ed. Hans-Lukas Kieser and Dominik J. Schaller (Zürich: Chronos, 2002), 599-614.
  • "Generations in Conflict: Pro-Totalitarian Tendencies of the "Young Effendiyya” in Iraq, 1933-41. Rufa’il Butti – Yunis as-Sab‘awi,” paper presented to the workshop Arab Encounters With National Socialism, Berlin 2002, forthcoming in a conference volume.
  • "Irak 1941: Der Kailani-Putsch," INAMO 27 (2001): 46-47.
  • "'Sherifian' Officers in Interwar Iraq and 'Germanophilia'. A Heritage of the German-Ottoman Military Partnership? The Case of Ja‘far al-‘Askari,” paper presented to the conference The First World War as Remembered in the Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, Beirut 2001, forthcoming in a conference volume.
  • "Zwischen Ignoranz, Ehrgeiz und falschen Erwartungen. Deutschland und der Arabische Osten in den dreißiger Jahren,” Palästina Journal 38-39 (1999): 9-11.

Reviews

  • Christoph Schumann: Radikalnationalismus in Syrien und Libanon: Politische Sozialisation und Elitenbildung 1930-1958 (Hamburg: Deutsches Orient-Institut, 2001) in DAVO-Nachrichten 17 (August 2003): 117-118.
  • Henner Fürtig: Kleine Geschichte des Irak: Von der Gründung 1921 bis zur Gegenwart (München: C. H. Beck, 2003), in Die Zeit, 08.05.2003.
  • Nelida Fuccaro: The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq (London, New York: I.B. Tauris, 1999) in Arab Studies Journal X.2-XI.1 (2002-2003): 191-194.
  • Dalal Arsuzi-Elamir: Arabischer Nationalismus in Syrien: Zaki al-Arsuzi und die arabisch-nationale Bewegung an der Peripherie Alexandretta/Antakya 1930-1938 (Münster, Hamburg, London: LIT Verlag, 2003), forthcoming in International Journal of Middle East Studies.
  • Toby Dodge: Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied (London: Hurst, 2003), forthcoming in Die Welt des Islams.
  • Ala Bashir, Lars Sigurd Sunnanå: Im Namen des Terrors: Saddams Leibarzt erzählt (Berlin: List, 2004), forthcoming in Die Zeit.