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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.

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Calls / Tenders

Call for papers für den internationalen Workshop (May 8-9, 2015)
Print Culture and Islamic Thought, 1850-1950
(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 5, 2015)

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Call for Papers für die internationale Konferenz (February 25-27, 2016)
Vostokovedenie Reconsidered: Exploring Russian,
Soviet and Post-Soviet Oriental Studies

(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2015 )

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Call for Abstract for the workshop (September 2015)
"Texts, Sounds, and Images from the Divine Sphere
– Contemporary Religious Concepts of Knowledge in Competition"

(deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15th, 2015)

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

 

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Upcoming Events

March 16-19, 2015, GWZ

Urban fragmentation(s) BORDERS & IDENTITY III

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Keynote Speakers:

- Tarek El-Ariss (Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, The Sublime Now)

- Norma Mendoza-Denton (Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, Hemispheric Localism and Gang Membership among Latina/o Gangs in Northern California)

- Timothy Moss (Head of Department Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) Erkner, Germany, Splintering Urbanism Revisited)

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Thursday, 26 March, 2015, 6 pm, ZMO

Geology, Potentiality, Speculation: On the Indeterminacy of "First Oil"

Lecture by Dr Gisa Weszkalnys (London School of Economics) in the framework of the ZMO Kolloquium

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Latest Publications

Ulrike Freitag (Hrsg.)

Researching Muslim Societies, Inside and Outside ZMO

September 2014, 116 S.

zmo bericht

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Ali Raza, Franziska Roy, Benjamin Zachariah (eds.)

The Internationalist Moment. South Asia, Worlds, and World Views 1917-39

Sage Publications, 2014, 316 p.

the internationalist moment

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Michel Espagne, Nora Lafi, Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn (eds.)

Silvestre de Sacy. Le projet européen d'une
science orientaliste

Editions du Cerf, 2014, 356 p.

 

 

 


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Nazan Maksudyan

Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire

Syracuse University Press, 2014, 264 p.

Maksudyan: Orpahns and destitue childeren

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Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Christian Steiner, Birgit Krawietz (eds.)

Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

Ashgate, Farnham, 336 p.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 

 


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