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Welcome to the Pages of the ZMO

The Leibniz-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 centers, the Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren e.V. On 1 January 2017 ZMO was admitted to the joint research promotion by the Bund-Länder Commission and became a member of the Leibniz Association. Its current director is Prof. Ulrike Freitag, a Modern Middle East historian.

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Tenders and Calls

Internship: Knowledge Transfer
(2-3 days per week, 3 months, starting from 15 November 2017)

Christiane-Rajewski-Prize 2018 of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (Applications can be sent in until 1 November 2017)

4 Leibniz Fellowships "Historical Authenticity" for the academic year 2018
(Applications can be submitted until 5 November 2017)

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

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Upcoming Events

26 October 2017, 5 pm, ZMO

Youth Studies: State of the Art and Prospects for Studying Young People in the Global South

Lecture by Douglas Blum (Providence College) int he framework of the current ZMO-Colloquium The Idea of Youth: Concepts, Practices and Lifeworlds of a Global Category.

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Latest Publications

André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi (Eds.)

Understanding the City through its Margins. Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Routledge 2018, 190 p.

 

   

Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao, Mohammed Hashas (Eds.)

Islam, State, and Modernity. Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

Palgrave Macmillan US, 2018, 320 p.

With a contribution by Sonja Hegasy.

   

Christoph Bernhardt, Martin Sabrow, Achim Saupe (Eds.)

Gebaute Geschichte. Historische Authentizität im Stadtraum

Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2017, 328 p.

With contributions by Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi and Florian Riedler.

   

Samuli Schielke

حتى ينتهي النفط: الهجرة والأحلام في ضواحي الخليج

(Until the End of Oil: Migration and Dreams in the Suburbs of the Gulf)

Cairo: Sefsafa, 2017

   

The Disorientalists: Who Was Essad Bey?

 

   

Paolo Gaibazzi, Alice Bellagamba, Stefan Dünnwald (eds.)

EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management: Political Cultures, Contested Spaces, and Ordinary Lives

Series in African Borderlands Studies,
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 302 p.

 

   
   

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