ZMO News

Friday, July 01, 2016

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient will join the Leibniz Association

As of January 1, 2017 Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin will join the Leibniz Association. The final decision was taken by the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz) on June 24, 2016. The Centre´s international profile and its focus on non-European developments will contribute to the Association’s profile regarding global issues. ZMO’s admission is based on a positive evaluation by the German Council of Science and Humanities as well as by a positive statement by the senate of the Leibniz Association. Please find more information in our press release.


Monday, July 4th, 2016, 5 pm, ZMO
The Toponymy of Refugee Camps in Palestine: Ramallah and Al-Bireh as urban Mirrors of Displacement
Lecture as part of the Urban Studies Seminar "Refugees in the City" by Dr Raed Bader (Birzeit University)

The majority of the Palestinian cities of the West Bank and the Gaza strip experienced first in 1948, and then with the arrival of new waves of Palestinian refugees during the years that followed, important trans - formations at all levels: urban, political, social and economic. In all Palestinian towns, names of the Palestinian refugees’ villages and cit - ies before 1948 are visible everywhere; and are now part of the urban landscape...

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, 6 pm, Room 315, IAAW, HU, Invalidenstr. 118, 10099 Berlin
Gender Mainstreaming Interventions in (Post-) Conflict Contexts: Post-2014 Afghanistan
Lecture by Dr. PD Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu (Quaid-e-Azam University) as part of the working series The Middle East and South Asia in Conversation: Interventions, Control, and Resistance in the 21st Century

Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu currently works as DAAD Long Term Guest Professor at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. She received her habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) from the University of Cologne and her PhD from the University of Erfurt, Germany. Previously she taught as Guest Lecturer at the University of Cologne, Germany; University of Peshawar, Department of Political Science (2014), Punjab University (HEC Visiting Professor, 2007), Pakistan; University Jaume I, Castellon (Spain, Chair for Peace Philosophy, 2006) and worked as a lecturer and research fellow at a number of German Universities...

Monday, July 7th, 2016, 6 pm, DAFG-Geschäftsstelle, Friedrichstr. 185, 10117 Berlin
Islam verstehen: Mehr als Mekka, Moschee und Mascha'allah
Expert talk and discussion with Nushin Atmaca (ZMO) and Christian Kübler (BGSMCS)

The German Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) and ZMO invite to an expert talk and a following discussion on the basics of Islam by ZMO fellow Nushin Atmaca and Christian Kübler, fellow at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. The event takes place in German and wants to reduce prejudices, spread knowledge and deconstruct images. Seats are limited. Advance registration requested.

Tenders & Calls

CrossCulture Internships
Syrian refugees living in Germany can apply for CCP 2016, Closing Date: 10 July 2016

The CrossCulture Internships Programme of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) calls for applications of Syrian refugees. The programme offers for the first time the opportunity for Syrian refugees in Germany to participate, expanding their professional and socio-political competence through internships in Germany. ZMO cooperates and is a host organisation for these internships.

Job Vacancy: Student Assistant at ZMO
Field: Research coordination, Closing Date: 15 July 2016

ZMO invites applications for a post as student assistant to support its research coordination. Applicants should be fluent in English and German, enrolled at a German university (no PhD students) and should have experiences in literature search and text production. Adavanced Bachelor and Master students can apply; preferably studying in the disciplines of history, social anthropology, political sciences or one of the relevant area studies (East Europe, Eurasia, Middle East). Applications should contain a CV and a short sample of text.

Visiting Research Fellowships
ZMO and BGSMCS are inviting applications for the calendar year 2017, Closing Date: 14 Aug. 2016

Both institutions are interested in attracting outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects relevant to the research profiles at ZMO and BGSMCS. The call is open to senior researchers and recent postdocs in the humanities and the social sciences. They are invited to apply for a monthly stipend (2500 EUR, covering all expenses including travel and accommodation) and a period of stay that should not exceed two months.

Call for Papers: Servants' Pasts, 16th to 20th century
Conference of the ERC research project "Domestic Servants in Colonial South Asia" at Delhli University (16-17 February 2017), Closing Date: 30 September 2016

The history of domestic servants and service in South Asia is an under - researched field. In spite of the ubiquity in both historical and contemporary periods, various strands of history writing - l a bour, family, socio - cultural - have largely kept servant a n invisible subject. This conference, which is part of the Eur o pean Research Commission (ERC) funded project on ‘Domestic Servants in col o nial South Asia’ invites papers to fill in this historiographical gap...

New Publications

Orient Bulletin:
History, Society and Culture in Asia, the Middle East and Africa

ZMO Orient Bulletin No. 30, 2016, 8 p. With an editorial article by ZMO fellows Erdem Evren and Deniz Yonucu on the difficult situation of academics in Turkey, titled "Turkey’s War and the Struggle of its Academics"

Erdem Evren, Cemil Aksu and Sinan Erensü (Ed.)
Sudan Sebepler: Türkiye’de Neoliberal Su-Enerji Politikaları ve Direnişleri

İletişim, 2016, 528 p.

Katharina Lange and Andrea Fischer-Tahir (Ed.)
Ethnographien des Wandels im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika

Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2016, 271 p.

Birgit Meyer, Kim Knott and Volkhard Krech
Iconic Religion in Urban Space xx xxx xxx xxx xxxx

In Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 12(2), 2016, pp. 123-136.

Birgit Meyer
The Icon in Orthodox Christianity, Art History and Semiotics

In Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 12(2), 2016, pp. 233-234.

Antía Mato Bouzas
The Kashmir space: Bordering and belonging across the line of control

In Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales 31, 2016, pp. 1-23.

Who's talking? - ZMO in the Media

ZMO and the Leibniz Association
Berliner Orient- und Sprach-Institute gesichert

Amory Burchard on the admission of ZMO and the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) to the Leibniz Association, Der Tagesspiegel, June 27, 2016.

ZMO and the Leibniz Association
Das Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient wird Leibniz-Institut

Report on ZMO's admission to the Leibniz Association, Deutschlandradio Kultur, June 24, 2016.

Ali Nobil Ahmad
Day Shall Dawn: rare chance to see Pakistan's lost avant-garde classic

Ali Nobil Ahmad on AJ Kardar’s newly restored black and white feature "Day Shall Dawn" about Bengali fisherfolk fighting to survive in a world of hunger and loan sharks, The Guardian, June 13, 2016.

With Nushin Atmaca
Kleines ABC des Islam xxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxx xx

Nushin Atmaca in interview on Muslim articles of faith, the Shia and other schools and branches in Islam, Neues Deutschland, June 06, 2016.

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