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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 18 June 2018, 5 pm, ZMO

Deciphering Moroccan 'Cool': Urban Youth, Rap, and the Politics of Resistance

Lecture by Cristina Moreno Almeida (King's College, London) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar.

Monday, 25 June 2018, 5 pm, ZMO

East, West and the Capital: Saudi Arabia through its Visual Arts

Lecture by Maha al-Senan (Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University Riyadh) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar. Attention: This lecture has been cancelled!

Thursday, 28 June 2018, ZMO

Academic Freedom in India

Lecture by Nandini Sundar (University of Delhi) in the framework of
the ZMO-Colloquium.

2-3 July 2018, ZMO

Libya between Saharan Routes, Urban Wars, Migration and
Local Reconfigurations

Workshop organized by Suaad Al Ghafal, Adam Benkato and Nora Lafi. Hosted by VolkswagenStiftung.

Friday, 6 July 2018, 6 pm, ZMO

Intimate Strangers: Balcony Love in Karachi, Then and Now

Lecture with Bilal Tanweer (Lahore, Pakistan).

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Latest Publications

Sarah Jurkiewicz

Blogging in Beirut.
An Ethnography of a Digital Media Practice

Transcript Verlag 2018, 374 p.

   

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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