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DFG - Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice PDFLogo



The Centre's research programme currently comprises seven interdisciplinary projects, with twenty researchers working on different historical and cultural aspects of the "Modern Orient" since the 18th century. They explore the translocal movements of people, goods, symbols and ideas between the areas of the non-Western world and to Europe.

Indian Ocean – Transformation of a Seascape

Katrin Bromber
Patrick Krajewski

Translocality in the Sahel-Sahara Region

Elisabeth Boesen
Baz Lecocq
Laurence Marfaing

Army Reform and Elite Movements between the Maghreb and the Near East (1830-1912)

Odile Moreau
Dyala Hamzah

Transcultural transfer of Islamic knowledge. The instruction of foreigners at Islamic schools in South Asia and its impact on their countries of origin

Dietrich Reetz
Farish Noor

The Islamic Mission in the Multi-Religious Context of East Africa

Chanfi Ahmed
Tabea Scharrer
Achim von Oppen

World wars and world views. Arabic perceptions of World War I and World War II

Katharina Lange
Lutz Rogler

Personal Experience and Discourse - Arab Contemporary Contacts with National Socialism, 1933-1945. Inquiring into a Memory Culture

Peter Wien

SFB 640 " Representations of changing social orders. Intercultural and intertemporal comparisons" - Forgive and forget? A comparative study of the memory work of former political prisoners in Morocco and Irak

Bettina Dennerlein