Welcome to the Pages of the ZMO
The 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
centres. The core funding of ZMO is provided by the Senate of
Berlin and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Its
current director is Prof.
Ulrike Freitag, a Modern Middle East historian.
The ZMO is grieving for Gertraud Steppat, who was linked to us by long-standing ties of friendship and supported our work until the end.
Calls / Tenders
The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for a student assistant
for its library (20 h/month) to start January 15th 2015.
Vacancy for a PhD candidate in the research group
“The politics of resources”, ZMO, starting January 1st, 2015
December 12th, 2015)
Call for Papers for the Interdisciplinary Workshop
A Sea that Links and Binds: Cooperation, Coercion and Compulsion across the Red Sea from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
(deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2015)
Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship for Transregional Studies
(deadline January 10th, 2015)
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies:
Call for Applications for its doctoral Programme
(deadline November 15th, 2014)
The Zentrum Moderner Orient is looking for a student assistant in the working group
„Progress and its Discontents“ (41 h/Month) to start immediately.
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for Postdoctoral Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
November 1st 2014 marks the beginning of the long-term project Modern India in German Archives, 1706-1989 (MIDA) supported by the German Research Council (DFG) with the participation of Dr. Heike Liebau.
Tuesday, November 25th, 6pm, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Islam and Muslims in Crimea: current challenges and perspectives
Lecture by Dr. Oleg Yarosh
Thursday, November 27th, 2014, 6 pm, ZMO
Chronicling the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: Historiography and Historical Thought
Lecture by Ethan Menchinger (PhD, University of Michigan). This lecture is part of the ZMO-Colloquium.
Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Christian Steiner, Birgit Krawietz (Hrsg.)
Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region
Ashgate, Farnham, 336 S.
Helmut Bley, Anorthe Kremers (eds.)
The World during the First World War
Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences
with articles by Ulrike Freitag,
Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau/Larissa Schmid
Klartext, Essen, 388 p.
Südasienwissenschaften am Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient (1992-1995) und am Zentrum Moderner Orient (1996-2010). In: Framke, Maria; Lötzke, Hannelore; Strauch, Ingo (eds.). Indologie und Südasienstudien in Berlin: Geschichte und Positionsbestimmung. Berlin: trafo, 2014 (Studien zur Geschichte und Gegenwart Asien, 4), p. 285-304.
Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi
Urban Governance Under the Ottomans. Between cosmopolitanism and conflict
SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2014, 238 p.
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