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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.

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Calls / Tenders

The ZMO is looking for a student assistant for the project "Crossroads Asia" with focus on South and Central Asia,
from August 1st, 2015 onwards
(deadline for submission of applications: June 15th, 2015)

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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)

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

 

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Upcoming Events

May 8-9, ZMO

Internationaler Workshop: Print Culture and Islamic Thought, 1850-1950

The workshop is open to the public. Please register at:

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May 11th 2015, 5 pm, ZMO

Markets and Marginality in Beirut

Lecture by Franck Mermier (CNRS-EHESS Paris), in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 4 pm, Centre Marc Bloch, Georg-Simmel Saal, 3. Etage, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin

Eisenbahnnetzentwicklung in Mitteleuropa: Die Materialisierung von Phantomgrenzen?

Phantomgrenzen - Werkstattgespräch with Uwe Müller

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 8 pm, Hackesche Höfe Cinema, Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin

Fadhma N'Soumer - Joan Arc of Kabylia

German Premiere with Director Belkacem Hadjadj and an open discussion with Nora Lafi

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Latest Publications

Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, Nora Lafi (eds.)

Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State

Berghahn, 2015, 334 p.

 

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Ulrike Freitag (Hrsg.)

Researching Muslim Societies, Inside and Outside ZMO

September 2014, 116 S.

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Ali Raza, Franziska Roy, Benjamin Zachariah (eds.)

The Internationalist Moment. South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39

Sage Publications, 2014, 316 p.

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Michel Espagne, Nora Lafi, Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn (eds.)

Silvestre de Sacy. Le projet européen d'une
science orientaliste

Editions du Cerf, 2014, 356 p.

 

 

 


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Nazan Maksudyan

Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire

Syracuse University Press, 2014, 264 p.

Maksudyan: Orpahns and destitue childeren

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Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Christian Steiner, Birgit Krawietz (eds.)

Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

Ashgate, Farnham, 336 p.

 

 

 


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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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