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Friday, 5 January, 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 5 pm, ZMO
Interviewing Youth - Constructing Knowledge. Insights from the FES Youth Study 2016/2017
Lecture by Jörg Gertel (Institute of Geography, Leipzig University) and Sonja Hegasy (ZMO) as part of the ZMO-Colloquium The Idea of Youth: Concepts, Practices and Lifeworlds of a Global Category 

This double-lecture presents a youth study carried out by the Friedrich- Ebert-Stiftung and TNS Infratest/Kantar Public in eight countries and among Syrian refugees living in Lebanon in 2016. The study addresses the risks and uncertainties that shape young people’s everyday lives and require flexible modes of adapting to, and organizing life. The nationwide samples of a total of 9,000 teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 30 were followed by 10 qualitative interviews per case- study to probe specific aspects of the quantitative data.
Following a general introduction to the study and a brief overview of the methodology applied, we will present examples of how we investigated uncertainty and insecurity...


Monday, 22 January 2018, ZMO
Puppet Shows as a Form of Entertainment in Qajar Iran
Lecture by Rehab Ibrahim elSiedy (Cairo University) as part of the Urban Studies Seminar Urban Spaces of Leisure, Arts and Sports

Entertainment is consid-ered as one of the most important activities in any society. Its several types and methods reflect the different faces of culture of any origin. In the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century puppet shows were a widespread entertainment medium in Qajar Iran. Although the puppet show's history is not very known in Iran, it can be traced back at least to the Safavid period. However, it seems that it was in the Qajar period that this practice and industry was developed. Puppet shows became a famous popular art for all social classes, reflecting many faces of the political, economic and cultural life of that time...

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, Regional Centre for Civic Education Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, Room 1, 10623 Berlin
Islam in Berlin – der Faktencheck
Seminar by Nushin Atmaca (ZMO/LIB) and Reinhard Fischer (Regional Centre)

Wer im Alltag beruflich, im Ehrenamt oder in der Nach-barschaft mit Muslimen in Berlin Kontakt hat, sich für das Thema Islam in Berlin interessiert, aber seine Kenntnisse über diese Religion vor allem aus der Nahostberichterstattung der Medien bezieht, ist leicht verunsichert. Was bedeutet es, wenn für Muslime „Scharia“ ein positiver Begriff ist? Wie reagieren Muslime, wenn sie aufgrund ihrer Religions-zugehörigkeit diskriminiert werden? Was können wir zum Abbau von Diskriminierung beitragen?

Tenders & Calls

10 Doctoral Scholarships for three years at the BGSMCS
Closing Date: 31 January 2018

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit up to ten PhD students to its doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2018. The Graduate School is a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, which brings together scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and area studies...

Call for Papers: Neighborhoods at Times of Change and Crisis
Workshop organized at ZMO (17-18 May 2018)
Closing Date: 31 January 2018

This workshop aims to explore the theme of “neighbors” and “neighborhood” as a departure point to consider space, identity, coexistence, solidarity, and violence, at times of change and crisis in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Neighborhood as an intimate space with blurred yet shared boundaries in the mental-maps of its residents is home to conflicts over space and time. Its histories, material formations, as well as transformations are both indicative and inductive of micro and macro social phenomena...

New Publications

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

ZMO Orient Bulletin No. 33, 2017, 8 p. With an editorial article by ZMO fellows Katharina Lange and Ali Nobil Ahmad on "Climate Change and ZMO Research".

Julian Tadesse
Managing Uncertainty: Youth Unemployment, Responsibilisation and Entrepreneurship Training Programmes in Ethiopia

In Dealing with Elusive Futures: University Graduates in Urban Africa, ed. by N. Steuer, M. Engeler and E. Macamo, pp. 147-178.

Patrick Schukalla
Becoming the Nuclear-Front-End: Zur Verschiebung der „nuklear-extraktiven Grenze“ nach Tansania

In PROKLA: Kämpfe um die globale Inwertsetzung von Land und Rohstoffen, 189, 2017, pp. 605-622.

Deniz Yonucu
The Absent Present Law: An Ethnographic Study of Legal Violence in Turkey

In Social & Legal Studies, 2017, pp. 1-18.

Paolo Gaibazzi
From expulsion to extortion: deportability, predatory policing and West African migrants in Angola

In Citizenship Studies: Shrinking Citizenship: Europe and the Middle East Compared, 21, 8, 2017.

Ergün Özgür, Nur Köprülü and Min Reuchamps
Drawing Cyprus: Powersharing, identity and expectations among the next generation in northern Cyprus

In Mediterranean Politics, 2017, pp. 1-23.

Who's talking? - ZMO in the Media

With Samuli Schielke
عصير الكتب│لقاء مع الباحث وعالم الاجتماع الفنلندي صامولي شيلكه

ZMO fellow Samuli Schielke was invited by Egyptian writer and journalist Belal Fadl to talk about his recent anthropological works on Egypt in his literary salon titled 'Aseer al-Kutub, 'Aseer al-Kutub on YouTube, 23 December, 2017. For part two of the talk click here.

With Nushin Atmaca
Konservative Verbände prägen den neuen Islamstudiengang der Humboldt-Uni

The article discusses the influence of conservative associations in the board for a Islamic theology study program at HU university, Der Tagesspiegel, 12 December, 2017.

With Paolo Gaibazzi
The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

ZMO fellow Paolo Gaibazzi on visa politics in West Africa, The Guardian, 28 November, 2017.

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