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Lecture Series | Single Events | Exhibitions | Conferences and Symposia

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Lecture Series

ZMO-Colloquium: Summer Term 2019

28 March 2019, 5 pm, ZMO
Zahir Bhalloo (BGSMCS)
Translocal Ritual Practices in a Shi’a Community of Oman

2 May 2019, 6 pm, Room 2.2058, Holzlaube, FU Berlin
Ben Fortna (University of Arizona)
Married to It:  The War Years as Seen by the Wife of a Late Ottoman Special Organization Officer

23 May, 5pm, ZMO
John Heathershaw (University of Exeter)
Dictators Without Borders: the Globalization of Central Asian Authoritarianism and the Ethical Challenges of International Research Cooperation

6 June, 5pm, ZMO
Ursula Rao (University of Leipzig)
Anthropology of Development, today. Towards an Analysis of the Role of Critique as Mover of Social Processes

27 June, 5pm, ZMO
Samita Sen (University of Cambridge)
Maids in Movement: Domestic Workers and Trade Unions in India

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Why Do Elections Matter? Analyzing the 2019 Elections in Indonesia, India, Tunisia and Turkey

Organized by Saskia Schäfer (Institute of Asian- and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). The lecture series is part of the Research Project “Secularity, Islam, and Democracy in Indonesia and Turkey” funded by the VolkswagenStiftung at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The series is co-sponsored by Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

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Time and Venue:
All lectures are held in room 11 at the Institute of Asian- and African Studies, Invalidenstraße 118, 10115 Berlin and start at 6.15 pm.

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29 April 2019, 6.15 pm
Dr. Gülay Türkmen (University of Göttingen)
The Local Elections in Turkey.
Discussant: Dr. Ergün Özgür (ZMO)

20 May 2019, 6.15 pm
Eva Schmidt (FU)
Ahead of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Tunisia.
Discussant: PD Dr. Nora Lafi (ZMO)

27 May 2019, 6.15 pm
Dr. Saskia Schäfer (HU)
Presidential Election in Indonesia.
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs (HU) and Prof. Dr. Vincent Houben (HU)

3 June 2019, 6.15 pm
Dr. Anandita Bajpai (ZMO/HU Berlin)
General Election in India.
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider (HU)

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ZMO-Colloquium: Winter Term 2018-2019

Performing Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia

Organized by Nazan Maksudyan, Ali Nobil Ahmad and Philipp Liegmann.

Time and Venue:
All lectures are held at ZMO and start at 5 pm sharp, with the exception of the talk on 12 December 2018. This event will take place at bi'bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin

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Annual Theme: Performing Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia

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Thursday, 27 September 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
Performing Critique in Chaza Charafeddine's "Divine Comedy"
Charlotte Bank (Berlin)

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
Köçeks in the "Culture of Beloveds": Gender, Love, and Dance Performance in the Late Ottoman Empire
Mustafa Avcı (Altınbaş University, Istanbul)

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
Hymens, Sex, and Money: Interrogating the Economics of Virginity in the Middle East
Ebtihal Mahadeen (University of Edinburgh)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5 pm, bi'bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin-Wedding
Pembe Hayat KuirFest: A Queer Film Festival from Ankara to Berlin
Selim Özadar (bi'bak, Berlin) & Esra Özban (Pink Life KuirFest)

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 5 pm, ZMO
Gender, Sexuality and the Socialist Interlude: Pakistani Cinema’s Long 1960s and Turbulent Seventies
Ali Nobil Ahmad (ZMO)

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 5 pm, ZMO
Queer Futures
Henriette Gunkel (Goldsmiths College, London)

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Urban Studies Seminar 2018-2019

The Urban Spatialities of Religion in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia

Organized by Jan Brauburger, Claudia Ghrawi und Nora Lafi.

Time and Venue:
The events will take place in the rooms of ZMO every second Monday from 5-7 pm. On 13 May, the seminar will begin at 6 pm.

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Annual Theme:
The Urban Spatialities of Religion in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia

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19 November 2018, Yahia Shawkat (Co-founder 10 Tooba, Berlin): Pacta Sunt Servanda: Socialism, Islamism, Neoliberalism and Rent Conflicts in Egypt

3 December 2018, Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke (Project leaders of the Religion and Urbanity DFG Programme, Erfurt): Religion and Urbanity: A Research Agenda

17 December 2018, Menashe Anzi (Ben Gurion University, Beersheba - Bi’r al-Sab’, EUME Fellow 2014-15): The Jewish Neighborhood in Sanʿāʾ and the Relationship between Jews and Muslims: Physical Separation and Cultural Closeness

14 January 2019, Himmat Zoubi (EUME Fellow 2018-19, Berlin): Forming Space and Collective/Religious Identities in post-1948 Haifa

28 January 2019, Farhan Karim (University of Kansas): Islamic Pop: A Postcolonial Invention of Islamic Architecture 

11 February 2019, Magdi Guirguis (Kafrelsheikh University, Cairo): Reconstructing Eastern Christianity under Ottoman Rule: Cairo's Christian Spatialities

25 February 2019, Lucía Cirianni Salazar (Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies): (Un)closed Lodges: Sufism and Space in “Post-Secular” Turkey

8 April 2019, Abdal-Razzaq Moaz (Gerda Henkel Foundation): Destructive Ideologies: Spatializing the Destruction of Religious and Cultural Heritage in Syria (2011-2017)

13 May 2019, 6 pm (!), Nora Cherfan (ENSA, Strasbourg): Changing Confessional Boundaries in Contemporary Beirut

20 May 2019, Murtala Ibrahim (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies): Spatial Piety: Shia Religious Processions and the Politics of Contestation of Public Space in Northern Nigeria

3 June 2019, Rahal Boubrik (Centre des Etudes et des Recherches Sahariennes, Rabat): Religiosity and Spatial Configurations in Pre-Colonial Saharan Cities 

17 June 2019, Johara Berriane (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin): ‘Conquering New Territories for Jesus…’: Displacement and Place-Making of Christian Migrants in Moroccan Cities

1 July 2019, Tika Ramadhini (ZMO, Berlin): The New Spatialities of Islam in Urban Indonesia

15 July 2019, Ebtisam Al-Gerafi (National Center for Documentation, Sanaa): A Map of Urban Religious Landmarks in Sana’a during the Ottoman Era

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Single Event

Monday, 24 June 2019, 3 pm, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Altensteinstraße 48, 14195 Berlin

Columbus the Muslim

Roundtable with Prof. Alan Mikhail (Yale University) and Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO).

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Thursday, 23 May, 7 pm, KulturMarktHalle Berlin, Hanns-Eisler-Straße 93, 10407 Berlin

Lesung & Konzert: Der Muslim und die Jüdin

Ronen Steinke will read from his book Muslim und die Jüdin followed by a performance of Trio SCHO (Klezmer, RussaNova). The reading will be moderated by Sonja Hegasy (ZMO).

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Wednesday, 22 May, 4 pm, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies,
Altensteinstraße 48, 14195 Berlin

Book Presentation: Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience

Book presentation by Prof. Dr. Kai Kresse (ZMO, FU Berlin). Discussants: Dr. Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO) and Dr. Hassan Mwakimako (Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya).

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Thursday, 16 May, 5 pm, ZMO

Tracing Nuances: The Role of Art in Talking about Political Conflict and Violence in Kashmir

Lecture by Malik Sajad chaired by Hilal Alkan (ZMO), discussed by Nicole Wolf (Goldsmiths College London).

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Wednesday, 15 May, 7 pm, bi'bak Kino, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin

Skin - A Film by Afraa Batous

Filmscreening and subsequent Q&A with director Afraa
Batous moderated by Lisa Joeris (ZMO).

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Friday, 10 May, 4 pm, ZMO

Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven (MIDA):
Online-Launch des offiziellen Archivportals

Opening event with lectures by Heike Liebau (ZMO), Ravi Ahuja (CeMIS), Michael Mann (IAAW), Martin Christof-Füchsle (CeMIS) und Anandita Bajpai (ZMO).

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Thursday, 11 April, 2 pm, ZMO

Human Rights in North Africa after the Arab Uprisings:
Challenges and Prospects

Lecture by Dr Melek Saral (SOAS School of Law).

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Thursday, 14 March 2019, 14 Uhr, ZMO

The Goodells: Towards a Global History of a Missionary Family

Lecture by Dr. Owen Miller (Bilkent University, Ankara).

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2 pm, ZMO

Shabbiha: Assad's Paramilitaries and Mass Violence in Syria

Lecture by Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör (Utrecht University).

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 2:30-6 pm, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin

Changing Neighbourhoods

Workshop with Hilal Alkan (ZMO), Nazan Maksudyan (ZMO) und weiteren Gästen.

Exhibitions / Performances / Films

3-10 April 2019

10th ALFILM
Aarab Film Festival Berlin

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Conferences and Symposia

13-14 May, ZMO

Lost and Gained on the Way
Placing ‚Transit‘ Migration in Europe, Africa and Asia

Conference organized by Katharina Lange (ZMO) and Hilal Alkan (ZMO).

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Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds:
Across and Between the Local and the Global
Conference, 3-5 April 2019, ZMO

The conference marks the completion of ZMO’s twelve-year research program 'Muslim Worlds – Worlds of Islam? Conceptions, Practices, and Crises of the Global'. In eight panels, the participants present their perspectives on the study of predominantly Muslim societies of Asia and Africa, as well as regional interconnections. Scholars specifically address the notion of Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds, exploring religious affiliations and practices, extending to social, economic and cultural modalities of life – for Muslim subjects and non-Muslims alike.

The conference reflects ZMO’s ongoing interdisciplinary research interest in translocal and globalizing processes from the perspective of the Global South. In her Keynote, 'Muslim Cosmopolitanism and the Writing of World History', Prof Seema Alavi (Delhi University) adds a historical perspective on how Muslim scholars and thinkers contributed to projects of modernity. The roundtable, 'What Are Muslim Worlds? Talking Back to the Global North' (in German) explores the relation between research and public debates. It addresses current controversies about how to represent Muslim Worlds critically by avoiding overly simplistic images - either stigmatizing or idealizing.

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Conference Programme

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Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 6 pm, ZMO

Muslim Cosmopolitanism and the Writing of World History

Keynote lecture by Prof. Seema Alavi (Delhi University).

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Thursday, 4 April 2019, 6 pm, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Room Hannover, 5th floor, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin

Was sind muslimische Welten? Fragen an den globalen Norden

Panel discussion with Charlotte Wiedemann (journalist, Berlin), Prof Mamadou Diawara (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Prof Claudia Derichs (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Prof Bekim Agai (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt). Moderated by Prof Ulrike Freitag (ZMO).
The event will be held in German.

 

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