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.
Calls / Tenders
Call for papers für den internationalen Workshop (May 8-9, 2015)
Print Culture and Islamic Thought, 1850-1950
(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 5, 2015)
Call for Papers für die internationale Konferenz (February 25-27, 2016)
Vostokovedenie Reconsidered: Exploring Russian,
Soviet and Post-Soviet Oriental Studies
(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2015 )
Call for Abstract for the workshop (September 2015)
"Texts, Sounds, and Images from the Divine Sphere
– Contemporary Religious Concepts of Knowledge in Competition"
(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15th, 2015)
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Thursday, 26 February 2015, 6 pm, ZMO
Caliphates and Kings: Secular Anxieties in Islamic Thought
By Prof James McDougall (Oxford University)
Februay 27-28, 2015, ZMO
Workshop of the Leibniz-Forschungsverbund "Historische Authentizität":
Lokale Geschichte(n), (Macht-)Politik und die Suche nach historischer Authentizität
The workshop is open to the public, with advance registration at:
March 16-19, 2015, GWZ
Conference Urban fragmentation(s) BORDERS & IDENTITY III
- Tarek El-Ariss (Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, The Sublime Now)
- Norma Mendoza-Denton (Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Hemispheric Localism and Gang Membership among Latina/o Gangs in Northern California)
- Timothy Moss (Head of Department Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) Erkner, Germany, Splintering Urbanism Revisited)
Ulrike Freitag (Hrsg.)
Researching Muslim Societies, Inside and Outside ZMO
September 2014, 116 S.
Ali Raza, Franziska Roy, Benjamin Zachariah (eds.)
The Internationalist Moment. South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39
Sage Publications, 2014, 316 p.
Michel Espagne, Nora Lafi, Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn (eds.)
Silvestre de Sacy. Le projet européen d'une
Editions du Cerf, 2014, 356 p.
Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire
Syracuse University Press, 2014, 264 p.
Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Christian Steiner, Birgit Krawietz (eds.)
Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region
Ashgate, Farnham, 336 p.
Helmut Bley, Anorthe Kremers (eds.)
The World during the First World War
Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences
with articles by Ulrike Freitag,
Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau/Larissa Schmid
Klartext, Essen, 388 p.
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