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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

Position as Assistant to the Director starting from 1 March 2018
(Applications can be sent in until 17 December 2017)

The ZMO is currently hiring a student research assistant, to work on the project Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East 1960-2010 (principal researcher: Sophia Hoffmann).
(41h/month, Applications can be sent in until 31 December 2017)

One postdoctoral research position and two doctoral positions open from 1 February 2018 for 36 months in a project on Normality and Crisis: Memories of Everyday Life in Syria as a Chance for a New Start in Germany.
(Applications can be sent in until 10 January 2018)

Position as project assistant open from 1 February 2018 for 12 months in the project Normality and Crisis: Memories of Everyday Life in Syria as a Chance for a New Start in Germany (Applications can be sent in until 10 January 2018).

Call for Papers:
Workshop Central Asian Studies Inside Out - Engaging with Knowledge Transfer between Academia and Actors in Society and Politics
(8-9 February 2018, Applications can be sent in until 25 January 2018)

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

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag:
Programme for Arab Countries 2018

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

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Upcoming Events

14 December 2017, 5 pm, ZMO

A Political Economy Approach to the Study of Youth: Lessons for Researchers in the Global South

Lecture by Mayssoun Sukarieh (King's College, London) in the framework of the ZMO-Colloquium.

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Latest Publications

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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