Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
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.
Red Sea Lecture Series
The online lecture series "Poverty, Violence and Migration in the Red Sea Region" will take place every Wednesday between 13 October and 17 November 2021 at 5:30 pm. (Photo: UNHCR)
Visiting Research Fellowships 2022
ZMO is inviting applications for Visiting Research Fellowships of one or two months for the calendar year of 2022.
The Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary Turkey – Reproduction, Maternity, Sexuality
Book presentation on 25 October, 5 pm with Hilal Alkan, Ayşe Dayı, Sezin Topçu, Betül Yarar and Esra Sarıoğlu.
Exhibition on encounters and connections between Syria and Germany
A virtual exhibition and short film by our research project "Normality and Crisis" on memories of every day life in Syria and how those memories live on in the process of "arriving" in Germany.
"Our aim is to show the diversity of Muslim voices"
An interview with our director Ulrike Freitag on the ZMO Studie "Claming and Making Muslim Worlds".
Witnessing as political activism: Zeitzeugen in Asia and the Middle East
Latest ZMO Programmatic Text by Hilal Alkan and Heike Liebau.
Did you miss an event at ZMO?
Visit our channels on Soundcloud and YouTube for recordings from the ZMO Colloquium, several book presentations and other lectures!