Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
The Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) is the only research institution in Germany that deals with the Middle East, Africa, Eurasia, South and Southeast Asia in an interdisciplinary and historically comparative perspective. The focus of research is the interaction of predominantly Muslim societies and their relationships with non-Muslim neighbouring regions.
Mabadiliko ya Maisha Kipindi cha Ugonjwa wa Korona: Life Changes in Times of Corona
In a Swahili-speaking digital lecture on 6 July at 4pm, Nandera Mhando, Abdilatif Abdalla, Hassan Mwakimako, and Nicholas Githuku will discuss which difficulties they have been faced with due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A Kenyan corona travel odyssey: between quarantine, curfew, lockdown and shutdown
In an interview with Kai Kresse, the renowned poet and political activist Abdilatif Abdalla reports on his experiences with the Corona regulations in Kenya.
Corona crisis: local perspectives of a global challenge
We have asked our researchers, colleagues, alumni and former academic visitors to share with us their experiences, observations and reflections of the Corona crisis. The compiled articles are now presented on our website.
Open positions at ZMO
We are currently seeking to hire an assistant to the director and two postdoctoral + two doctoral researchers for the new project "A Social History of Time in South Asia".
Dr. Lutz Rogler I 1961 - 2020
ZMO mourns the death of its former colleague Dr. Lutz Rogler, scholar of Islamic Studies.
In memory of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund
The historian of South Asia, Dietmar Rothermund passed away on 9 March 2020. He was a member of the ZMO Advisory Board from 1997 until 2003.