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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

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

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ZMO is looking for a student assistant in the research group 'Cities as Laboratories of Change' (41h/month, 12 month minimum contract) starting from 1 July. Applications can be submitted until 26 May 2017

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 12 June, 5 pm, ZMO

Between Terkos and Pera: Plural Ruralities and the Idea of Urbanity in late-Ottoman Istanbul

Lecture by Koca Mehmet Kentel (University of Washington) in the framwork of the Urban Studies Seminar.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6 pm, ZMO

Libanons konfessionalistisches System und ausländische Interventionen

Lecture by Prof Dr Abdel Raouf Sinno (Université St. Joseph Beirut). The talk will be in German.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4 pm, ZMO

Book Launch: Amit Das Gupta - Serving India: A Political Biography of Subimal Dutt (1903-1992), India's Longest Serving Foreign Secretary

Book Launch with author Amit Das Gupta (Universität der Bundeswehr München).

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Thursday, 29 June 2017, 6pm | CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE HAJJ | Freie Universität Berlin, Room 2.2058, Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Nile Green (University of California, Los Angeles), Spaces of Impiety: Hajj Narratives from the Age of Steam and Print

Eileen Kane (Connecticut College), European Empires and the Making of the Globalized Hajj

Chaired by Gudrun Krämer (BGSMCS)

Double lecture in the framework of the colloquium At the Centre of the World? A Spatial Approach to the Hajj Pilgrimage.

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Latest Publications

Soumen Mukherjee

Ismailism and Islam in Modern South Asia: Community and Identity in the Age of Religious Internationals

Cambridge University Press, 2017

 

   

Ali Khan, Ali Nobil Ahmad (Eds.)

Cinema and Society: Film and Social Change in Pakistan

Oxford University Press Pakistan, 2016, 394 p.

Foreword by Hamid Dabashi and Preface by Ali Nobil Ahmad and Ali Kahn (Excerpt)

   

Oren Eliav

Five Years

Text by Norman Saadi Nikro

Tel Aviv: Braverman Gallery, 2016, 158 p.

   

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?

 

   

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Kulturen im Dialog
Das HERA-Förderprogramm „Cultural Encounters“

 

   

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.

 

   

Abdoulaye Sounaye

Islam et modernité: à l'analyse de la ré-islamisation au Niger

L'Harmattan, 2016, 168 S.

   
   

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