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.
Please note the library's opening hours from
30 March to 17 April 2015:
Monday to Friday 13.00 - 18.00
Calls / Tenders
The ZMO is looking for a research associate in the project
"Modern India in German Archives" (MIDA)
from November 1st, 2015 onwards
(deadline for submission of applications: May 15th, 2015)
The ZMO is looking for a student assistant for print design and webdesign,
from October 1st, 2015 onwards
(deadline for submission of applications: April 10th, 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 )
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Thursday, 26 March, 2015, 6 pm, ZMO
Geology, Potentiality, Speculation: On the Indeterminacy of "First Oil"
Lecture by Dr Gisa Weszkalnys (London School of Economics) in the framework of the ZMO Kolloquium
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 6 pm, ZMO
Von Opfern zu Überlebenden: Trauma und Aufarbeitung im Erinnerungsforum für Anfal überlebende Frauen in Kurdistan-Irak
Lecture by Dr. Karin Mlodoch
Thursday, May 28th, 2015, 6 pm, ZMO
Nazareth in the First World War: "stately, open and fragrant"
Lecture by Prof. William G. Clarence-Smith (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
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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