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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

Call for Papers:
Workshop - Neighborhoods at Times of Change and Crisis
(17-18 May 2018, Abstracts can be sent in until 31 January 2018)

Call for Applications:
10 Doctoral Scholarships for three years at the Berlin Graduate School
Muslim Cultures and Societies starting from October 2018

(Applications can be sent in until 31 January 2018)

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag:
Programme for Arab Countries 2018
(Applications can be sent until 31 January 2018)

PhD position in the framework of the DFG-project "Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven" (MIDA) at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
(Applications can be sent in until 31 March 2018)

PhD position in the framework of the DFG-project "Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven" (MIDA) at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
(Applications can be sent in until 31 March 2018)

Postdoctoral position in the framework of the DFG-project "Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven" (MIDA) at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
(Applications can be sent in until 31 March 2018)

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 22 January 2018, 5 pm, ZMO

Puppet Shows as a Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran

Lecture by Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 4-7 pm, Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin, Seminarraum 1

Islam in Berlin - der Faktencheck

Information event with Reinhard Fischer (Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung) and Nushin Atmaca (ZMO).

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6 pm, ZMO

Interviewing Youth - Constructing Knowledge. Insights from the FES Youth Study 2016/2017

Lecture by Jörg Gertel (Institut für Geographie, Universität Leipzig) and Sonja Hegasy (ZMO) in the framework of the ZMO-Colloquium.

25-27 January 2018, ZMO

Appropriations, Representations, Productions: Engagements with "Nature" in the MENA Region from the 19th Century until Today

Workshop organized by Juliane Schumacher (University of Potsdam) and Katharina Lange (ZMO).

5 February 2018, 5 pm, ZMO

Sport and Youth Centres as Sites of Self-Governance and Local Participation in the West Bank

Lecture by Drorota Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska (University of Lodz) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar.

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Latest Publications

Michael G. Esch, Béatrice von Hirschhausen

Wahrnehmen, Erfahren, Gestalten. Phantomgrenzen und soziale Raumproduktion

Wallstein Verlag 2017, 215 p.

With contributions by Florian Riedler and Nora Lafi

   

Norman Saadi Nikro, Sonja Hegasy (Eds.)

The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco

Palgrave Macmillan 2017, 246 p.

   

Jörg Gertel, Ralf Hexel (Eds.)

Zwischen Ungewissheit und Zuversicht. Jugend im Nahen Osten und In Nordafrika

Verlag J.H.W. Dietz 2017, 336 p.

With a contribution by Sonja Hegasy.

   

Karine Deslandes, Fabrice Mourlon, Bruno Tribout (Eds.)

Civil War and Narrative. Testimony, Historiography, Memory

Palgrave Macmillan 2017, 242 p.

With a contribution by Sonja Hegasy.

 

   

Hew Wai Weng

Chinese Ways of Being Muslim. Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia

Nias Press 2017

   

Murtala Ibrahim

Sensational  Piety: Practices of Mediation in Christ Embassy and NASFAT

Utrecht University
Quaestiones Infinitae, Publications of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2017, 365 p.

   

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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