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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

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)

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 20 November 2017, 5 pm, ZMO

Beautifying Istanbul: Intimate Encounters and Concerns in Urban Beauty Salons

Lecture by Claudia Liebelt (University of Bayreuth) in the framework of the Urban Studies Seminar.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 6:30 pm, DAFG, Friedrichstraße 185, 10117 Berlin

Urban Peripheries and Social Contrasts in Tunis

Lecture by Nora Lafi (ZMO) in the framework of the series DAFG Jour Fixe: Contemporary Urban Issues in Middle Eastern Mega-Cities.

30 November 2017, 5 pm, ZMO

Pop-Islamist Youth Politics in Malaysia: Rethinking 'Instruments of the Devil'

Vortrag von Dominik Müller (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) im Rahmen des ZMO-Kolloquiums.

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Latest Publications

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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