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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: Servants' Pasts: 2nd International Conference, Berlin 11-13 April 2018 (Conference, Abstracts can be sent in until 15 September 2017)

Call for Papers: 2 Postdoc Fellowships for 12 Months at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (Applications can be sent in until 30 September 2017)

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

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 1 pm, ZMO

Open Day - European Heritage Days

Poster | Flyer

Open day at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient and Historische Kommision zu Berlin e.V.


 

 

 

21-24 September 2017, Moviemento Cinema, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

anthropoSCENE:
Film and Climate Justice in Asia and Africa

A film festival organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), curated by Ali Nobil Ahmad (ZMO).

More detailed information on programme and a trailer will follow soon on our website.

 

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5 pm, ZMO

The Prophet as a Man

Lecture by Peter Wien (University of Maryland) in the framework of the Conference 'New Man' in AFrica, Asia and the Middle East: Practices, Networks and Mobilization 1910-1960. This talk is also the first event of the new colloquium at ZMO starting in September. Information on the full programme of the colloquium will be announced soon in the category "events".

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Latest Publications

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.

   

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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