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.
ZMO mourns the death of its former fellow, Prof. Vangelis Kechriotis.
We express our condolences to his family, as well as to his colleagues
at Bogazici University.
Tenders and Calls
ZMO is looking for a research coordinator (full-time, TVöD 13) to start at
January 1st 2016. Applications can be submitted until November 15th 2015.
ZMO is looking for a student assistant (41h/Month) to start at November 1
2015 or earlier. The deadline for applications is October 20th 2015.
Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities
and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Germany (Volkswagen Stiftung)
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Friday, October 16th, 2015, 10 am to 11 pm, Volksbühne, Roter Salon, Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin
"Mit Besen und Kochlöffeln gegen den Diktator" - Burkina Faso zwischen Revolte und Wahl: Symposium, Film, Konzert
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 5pm, ZMO
Kuwait's Urban Alternative: Youth Activism and Rights to the City
Lecture by Dr. Farah Al-Nakib (American University of Kuwait) as part of ZMO-Colloquium
Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 5pm, ZMO
Introduction «Urban Studies and the Question of Refugees: Considerations on Historiography and Present-Day Challenges»
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and PD Dr. Nora Lafi (ZMO) as part of the Urban Studies Seminar
Bush Bound. Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa
Berghahn, 2015, 232 p.
Ulrike Freitag, William Clarence-Smith
aš-Šatāt al-ḥaḍramī : tuǧǧār, ʿulamāʾ, wa-riǧāl daula ḥaḍārim fi 'l-Muḥīṭ al-Hindī 1750-1960, Tarīm li-l-dirasāt wa-l-našr
Übersetzung: 'Abdallah 'Abd al-Rahman al-Kaf., 2014 (Übersetzung von Ulrike Freitag, William Clarence-Smith, eds., Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s. Leiden, Brill 1997)
Egypt in the Future Tense. Hope, Frustration, and Ambivalence before and after 2011
Indiana University Press, 2015, 261 p.
Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, Nora Lafi (eds.)
Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State
Berghahn, 2015, 334 p.
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