Lecture Series | Single Events | Exhibitions | Conferences and Symposia
ZMO-Colloquium: Winter Term 2017-2018
The Idea of Youth: Concepts, Practices and Lifeworlds of a Global Category
Organized by Anandita Bajpai, Stefan Kirmse, Kyara Klausmann, Nazan Maksudyan, Franziska Roy, Nitin Sinha, Abdoulaye Sounaye and Julian Tadesse.
Time and Location:
All lectures will start at 5 pm sharp, with the exception of the talk on the 25th of January. This talk will start at 6 pm.
Annual Theme: The Idea of Youth: Concepts, Practices and Lifeworlds of a Global Category
Poster with programme
Thursday, 26 October 2017, 5 pm, ZMO
Youth Studies: State of the Art and Prospects for Studying Young People in the Global South
Douglas Blum, Providence College, Rhode Island
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 5 pm, ZMO
Pop-Islamist Youth Politics in Malaysia: Rethinking 'Instruments of the Devil'
Dominik Müller, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale
Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5 pm, ZMO
A Political Economy Approach to the Study of Youth: Lessons for Researchers in the Global South
Mayssoun Sukarieh, King's College, London
Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6 pm, ZMO
Interviewing Youth - Constructing Knowledge. Insights from the FES Youth Study 2016/2017
Jörg Gertel, Institut für Geographie, Universität Leipzig
Sonja Hegasy, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
Thursday, 22 February 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
What Do Pensions Have To Do with Youth? A Relational Approach to Youth in International Development
Nicola Ansell, Brunel University, London
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
'Challenge to Youth': Reconsidering India's Programme of Nation-Building from the Independence Movement to the Cold War
Franziska Roy, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
Urban Studies Seminar 2017-2018
Organized byvon Hilal Alkan Zeybek, İlkay Yilmaz and Nora Lafi
Time and Location:
The events will take place in the rooms of ZMO every second Monday from 5-7 pm.
Urban Spaces of Leisure, Art and Sports
November 6th, 2017, Katrin Bromber (ZMO), Leisure matters: Perspectives from African Studies
November 20th, 2017, Claudia Liebelt (University of Bayreuth), Beautifying Istanbul: Intimate Encounters and Concerns in Urban Beauty Salons
December 18th, 2017, Evrim Hikmet Öğüt (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul), Syrian Musicians in Istanbul: Street Musicianship as an Emerging Musical Practice
January 22nd, 2018, Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University), Puppet Shows as Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran
February 5th, 2018, Dorota Woroniecka (University of Lodz), Sport and Youth Centres as Sites of Self-Governance and Local Participation in the West Bank
April 16th, 2018, Burak Onaran (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul, EUME Fellow 2013/14), Fighting against Pleasure: Policing Opium in 19th Century Istanbul
April 30th, 2018, Leonidas Karakatsanis (British Institute at Ankara) & Savvas Voutyras (University of Essex), Imprints of Loss on the Walls of the City: A Comparative Perspective of Politics of Mourning in Contemporary Turkey and Greece
May 14th, 2018, Banu Karaca (IPC, Sabancı University, EUME Fellow 2016/17), Memory and the City: Musealizing Difficult Pasts in Istanbul, Çanakkale and Kars. İlkay Yılmaz (Leibniz-ZMO), Exhibitions as Conflict Zones: Memory, Identity Building and Genocide in Istanbul and Budapest.
May 28th, 2018, Elizabeth Saleh (American University of Beirut), Finding Time to Play: Syrian Underage Workers at a Beirut Scrapyard
June 11th, 2018, Jeremy Walton (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Göttingen), Morbid Fascinations: Zagreb's Mirogoj Cemetery as a Site of Leisure, Memory, and Amnesia
June 18th, 2018, Cristina Moreno Almeida (King's College London), Deciphering Moroccan 'Cool': Urban Youth, Rap, and the Politics of Resistance
June 25th, 2018, Maha al Senan (Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University Riyadh), East,West and the Capital: Saudi Arabia through its Visual Arts
Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5 pm, Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße 14, 14193
A Cultural History of the Body in the Work of Modern Iranian Religious Intellectuals 1960-1980
Lecture by Fatima Tofighi (University of Religions Qom) chaired by Katrin Bromber (ZMO).
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 5 pm, Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße 14, 14193
Governing Land and Property in Syria and the Colonial Legacies of Sectarianism
Lecture by Seda Altug (Bogazici University) chaired by Katharina Lange (ZMO).
Monday, 27 November 2017, 8 pm, Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin
Andere Welten: Muslime und Juden in Berlin vor 1945
Panel discussion with Ronen Steinke, Sonja Hegasy und Stefanie Schüler Springorum.
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.
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.
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
Film and Climate Justice in Asia and Africa
Poster | Flyer | Trailer
A film festival organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), curated by Ali Nobil Ahmad (ZMO).
Announcement by Ali Nobil Ahmad on The National.
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).
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.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:30-6 pm, Seminaris Conference Center, Takustraße 38, 14195 Berlin
Research under Pressure - Responses and Responsibilities
Event hosted by Junges Wissenschaftsforums Dahlem with a contribution by Nazan Maksudyan (ZMO). Due to the limited number of seats available, please register by sending an email to email@example.com by June 9, 2017 the latest.
Thursday, 11 May 2017, 6 pm, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), Altensteinstraße 48, 14195 Berlin
Islam in China's Hong Kong: A Triple Muslim Heritage and Future Challenge
Lecture by Prof Dr Ho Wai-Yip (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies/ Education University of Hong Kong).
Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 6 pm, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften (IAAW), Invalidenstraße 118, 10115 Berlin, Raum 415
Book Launch: New Perspectives on Islam in Africa
- Roman Loimeier: Islamic Reform in 20th Century Africa (Edinburgh University Press, September 2016)
- Abdoulaye Sounaye: Islam et Modernité: contribution à l'analyse de la ré-islamisation au Niger (Edition L'Harmattan, November 2016)
Booklaunch with Roman Loimeier (Universität Göttingen) and Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO).
An event of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des ZMO e.V.
Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5 pm, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), Schützenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin
The New Iraqi Protest Movement (2015-2016): From Identity to Issue Politics and Beyond
Lecture by Dr Faleh Abdul-Jabbar (Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies, Beirut). Please register with:
Monday, 9 January 2017, 6 pm, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Auditorium, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin
Die Entdeckung historischer Authentizität als Identitätsressource auf der arabischen Halbinsel?
Lecture by Prof Dr Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) in the framework of the lecture series Die Sehnsucht nach dem Echten - Historische Authentizität in Museen, Stadträumen, Wissenschaft und Erinnerungskultur.
Exhibitions / Performances / Films
3 November 2017, 6:30 pm, Deutsches Theater, Schumannstraße 13, 10117 Berlin
Fluchtpunkt. Das Mittelmeer und die europäische Krise
Evening event with Lectures, readings and a roundtable discussion. With Nora Lafi, Nazan Maksudyan and other guests.
6 October 2017, 7-9 pm, Ulme 35, Ulmenallee 35, 14050 Berlin
Wadjda (SAR 2012, 97 min., Dir.: Haifaa Al Mansour)
Filmscreening and subsequent discussion with Ulrike Freitag (ZMO). Note: The film will be screened in Arabic with german subtitles!
23-31 August 2017, Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin
Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi - The Cinema
of Med Hondo
Filmfestival about the ouvre of Med Hondo.
31 March - 7 April 2017
8. ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin
11 January 2017 - 19 March, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Atrium Georgenstr. 47, 10117 Berlin
Lives from a Global Conflict. Cultural Entanglements during the First World War
Poster | Flyer
Exhibition organized by HERA, ZMO, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 8-11 pm, Hackesche Höfe Kino, Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin
"Le Puits/The Well" (Engl. Subs) with Director Lotfi Bouchouchi in Attendance
Filmscreening and subsequent discussion with director Lotfi Bouchouchi and Nora Lafi (ZMO). Hosted by AfricAvenir International and ZMO.
Conferences and Symposia
9-10 November 2017, ZMO
The Production of Possibilities: Living and Governing Potential Futures
Workshop organized by Paolo Gaibazzi, Abdoulaye Sounaye and Julian Tadesse.
12-13 October 2017, Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Kronenstraße 5, 10117 Berlin
Diktaturen als alternative Ordnungen
Poster | Program
Conference marking the launch of the interdisciplinary association for comparative dictatorship research at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
27-29 September 2017, ZMO
'New Man' in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: Practices, Networks and Mobilization, c. 1910-1960
Outline | Program
International Conference hosted by ZMO.
18-22 September 2017, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
33. Deutscher Orientalistentag: Asia, Africa and Europe
Some researchers of ZMO participate on Germany's largest professional meeting of Oriental Studies this year. For more detailed information concerning venue and time of the single events listed below, please check the official programme of DOT 2017.
Branding Eyüp: The "Capital of Peace" in Istanbul
Vortrag von Annegret Roelcke (ZMO) im Rahmen des Panel 9: Branding the Middle East
Branding a Hero, Forging new Symbols: the aftermath of Ethiopia after Meles Zenawi
Vortrag von Izabela Orlowska (ZMO) im Rahmen des Panel 9: Branding the Middle East.
Wissenschaftskooperation und Wissenschaftsfreiheit in schwerem Fahrwasser:
Die Zukunft Wissenschaftszusammenarbeit mit der Türkei
Panel discussion with Ulrike Freitag (ZMO), Ulrike Albrecht (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung), Daniel Grütjen (Stiftung Mercator), Kader Konuk (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Raoul Motika (Max Weber Stiftung) and Thomas Zettler (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).
21-22 September 2017, ZMO
Infrastructure and the Making of Urban Space: Critical Approaches
Workshop organized by Sanaa Alimia (ZMO), Malte Fuhrmann (Istanbul Bilgi University), Nora Lafi (ZMO), Nazan Maksudyan (ZMO), Florian Riedler (ZMO), Funda Soysal (Boğaziçi University), Erol Ülker (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Ilkay Yilmaz (ZMO).
5 April 2017, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme-Paris Nord
Les chemins buissonniers de la démocratie participative en Afrique
Workshop organized by Giovanni Allegretti (CES, University of Coimbra) and Joseph-Désiré Som-I (ZMO). To participate, please register with:
22-24 March 2017, ZMO
Modalities of Co-Existence Across Religious Difference. Critical Terms for the Study of Indigenous Religion, Christianity and Islam in Plural Settings in Africa and Beyond
Closed conference organized by Kai Kresse (Columbia University/ visiting fellow BGSMCS), Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University/ZMO) and Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO). If you would like to participate, please register with:
16-18 February 2017, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054, India
Servants' Pasts, 16th to 20th Century
Conference organized by Charu Gupta (University Delhi), Ravikant (CSDS), Nitin Varma (Re:Work, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Nitin Sinha (ZMO).
3-5 February 2017, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS), Altensteinstraße 48, 14195 Berlin
Entangled Muslim Networks in Europe, South Asia, and the Arab Middle East in the First Half of the 20th Century
Workshop organized by Oriana Gaetaniello (BGSMCS) and Razak Khan (Goettingen University) in cooperation with ZMO and Utrecht University.