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Lecture Series

Programme winter term 2010/11 PDFLogo
Programme winter term 2011/12 PDFLogo

Winter Term 2011/2012

Not all about Islam: Current Political Conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia PDFLogo

Thursday, 29 September 2011: The Way to the New? Republics of Sudan; Dr. Einas Ahmed (Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux; Centre d'Etudes & de Documentation Economiques et Juridiques (CEDEJ), Khartoum, Sudan)

Thursday, 27 October, 2011: The Rise (and Fall?) of Al Shabaab: How Militant Islamism, the War Against Terror and Famine in Somalia are Related; Markus V. Höhne (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)

Thursday, 24 November 2011: Iraq: Dealing with a Violent Past under Conditions of Continuning Conflict - Conflicting Memories, Competing Narratives; Karin Mlodoch (ZMO, Berlin)

Thursday, 15 December 2011: The Secular Dimensions of the Zionist Project in Palestine: A Historical Review; Prof. Ilan Pappe (Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies; Co- Director for the Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, University of Exeter, UK)

Thursday, 26 January 2012: Islam, Nation, and State in Central Asia: The Soviet Experience and its Legacy Today; Prof. Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA)

Thursday, 23 February 2012: Kashmir: Beyond Borders, Ethnicity and Sovereignty; Dr. Seema Kazi (Guest Scholar of the ZMO, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi, India)

Thursday, 29 March 2012: The Origins of the Dispute on the Durand Line; Prof. Elisa Giunchi (Faculty of Political Science, University of Milan, Italy)

Summer Term 2011

Thursday, April 28th: Leaving India to Anarchy: Gandhi on the Virtues of Civil War PDFLogo; Lecture by Dr. Faisal Devji, University of Oxford

Thursday, May 26th, 2011: Women, Work and Public Spaces: Conflict and Co-Existence in Karachi’s Poor Neighborhoods PDFLogo; Lecture by Prof. Kamran Asdar Ali, University of Texas at Austin, Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011: Challenges to Dominant European Representations of the 'Muslim Fundamentalist' PDFLogo; Lecture by Dr. Graham MacPhee, West Chester University


“Agency” Reconsidered: Between Life Worlds and World Order

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Person, Individuum, Agency, Akteur - methodische und regionale Facetten in der Ethnologie PDFLogo

Lecture by Thomas Zitelmann (Universität Luzern / FU Berlin)


Thursday, 24 February 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Akteur und Markt, Subjekt und Ordnung in der ökonomischen Theorie PDFLogo

Lecture by Walter Ötsch (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)


Thursday, 24 March 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

„Mit Herero-Worten Herero-Dinge tun. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ethnographischer Gesprächsanalyse.“ PDFLogo

Lecture by Rose Marie Beck (Leipzig)


Beyond Oil and Radical Islam: From Classifications to Links of Economy and Religion in Central Asia PDFLogo

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO: Political Islam and Economy in Central Asia: Islamic Movements, their Socio-Economic Background and Ideological Aspects PDFLogo; Lecture by Parviz Mullojanov

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, 5 pm, HU: What Counts as Religion in Kyrgyz Social Life? PDFLogo; Lecture by Nathan Light

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO: The Boom, the Bust and the Mediating State: Housing Bail-outs and the Discourse of Fairness in the Wake of the Financial Crisis in Kazakhstan PDFLogo; Lecture by Alima Bissenova

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011, 5 pm, HU: The Worst of Places, the Best of Places: Bazaar and Risk Economy in the Lives of Kyrgyz Muslims PDFLogo; Lecture by Emil Nasritdinov

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, 5 pm, ZMO: 'Tengiz Crude' and the Making of a Nation-state in Kazakhstan; Lecture by Saulesh Yessenova

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, 5pm, ZMO: Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong? Islamic Elites, Business and the State in Tajikistan; Lecture by Tim Epkenhans

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012, 5 pm, ZMO: Rethinking Islam and the Soviet Economy; Lecture by Eren Tasar

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, 5 pm, HU: Muslim Selves, Experience, and the Problem of Categories in Uzbekistan; Lecture by Johan Rasanayagam

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, 5pm, ZMO: Tbd.; Lecture by Wolfgang Holzwarth

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 5 pm, ZMO: Strategic Citizenship? Work, Home and the Pragmatics of 'Second Passports' amongst Kyrgyz Migrant Workers in Moscow; Lecture by Madeleine Reeves

June date tbd., 2012, 5 pm, HU: Economy and Islamic Proselytism in Central Asia: A Comparison of the Fethullah Gülen Movement and Jam'at al Tabligh; Lecture by Bayram Balci


Islam und Gesellschaft in Zentralasien

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

Re-Islamization in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: A Case Study of Kyrgyz Funeral Customs PDFLogo

Lecture by Dr. Elmira Kochumkulova, University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan;
Moderation: Dr. Sophie Roche, ZMO; Registration:


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

Soviet Islam in Central Asia: Issues and Methods PDFLogo

Vortrag von Dr. Stéphane Dudoignon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderation: Dr. Sophie Roche, ZMO; Registration:


Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

Islamic Revival in Contemporary Central Asia PDFLogo

Lecture by Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow


Thursday, May 19th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

The Formation of Soviet Discourse on History of Islamic Peoples of Central Asia PDFLogo

Lecture by Dr. Zifa-Alua Auezova, President of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) and a Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam
Moderation: Dr. Sophie Roche, ZMO; Registration:


Monday, July 4th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

Islamic Groups in Contemporary Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan PdfLogo

Lecture by Prof. Ashirbek Muminov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Moderation: Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, ZMO; Registration:


Urban Studies Seminar 2011/12 PdfLogo (every second monday at ZMO)

Annual Theme: Urban Sociability and Urban Movements
(Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Turkey)

November 28: Introduction: Urban Sociabilities and Urban Mobilizations in Historical Perspective by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi

Opening Lecture Urban Violence Workshop:
December 8: Hope, Violence, and the Urban Dimension of the Egyptian Revolution by Khaled Adham (The United Arab Emirates University Abu Dhabi)

December 12: Urban Meets 'Urban: Ottoman Relations with the Bedouins of the Libyan Frontiers (1880-1900) by Mostafa Minawi (2011/12 EUME-Fellow at ZMO Berlin)

January 9: The Debate on the Exemption of Istanbul from Military Draft as Urban Movement in the Virtual Meeting Place of the Press by Elke Hartmann (Houshamadyan Project / FU Berlin)

January 23: Urban Sociability Among 18th and Early 19th Century Mobile Persians Between Iran and India by Mana Kia (MPI for Human Development)

February 13: Changing the Game: The Rise and Fall of New Actors in the Local Politics of Late Mamluk Damascus by Torsten Wollina (FU Berlin, Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies)

February 27: Sea Transport Workers Between Urban and Rural: Workers Sociabilities and Mobilizations by Nurşen Gürboğa (2011/12 EUME-Fellow at ZMO Berlin)

March 12: From Promenades to Public Gardens: Urban Modernity in Istanbul's Middling Classes by Edhem Eldem (2011/12 Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

March 26: Syrians in Egypt: Urban Sociabilities and Cultural Colonization? by Adam Mestyan (2011/12 EUME-Fellow at ZMO Berlin)

April 16: The Role and Rise of the Urban Crowd of Dar Al Khilafeh in Tehran at the Time of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution by Fatemeh Masjedi (ZMO)

May 7: A Spiritual Landscape of Lahore: Sufi c Labors Post 1947 by Manan Ahmed (Institut für Islamwissenschaft, FU Berlin)

May 21: An Urban History of the October 17, 1961 Demonstrations of Algerians in Paris: Areas of Mobilization, Repression and Commemoration by Vincent Lemire (Université de Marne-la-Vallée Paris-Est)

June 4: The Role of Urbanity in City-based Social Movements by Margit Mayer
(FU Berlin) / followed by a concluding discussion


Urban Studies Seminar 2010/11 PdfLogo (every second monday)

Annual Theme: Urban Violence

December 2: Introduction by Nelida Fuccaro (SOAS, London), Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and Nora Lafi (ZMO)

December 13: Fanatics? Foreigners, Notables and Officials in Djeddah's Urban Disorders of the 1850s by Philippe Petriat (Université de Paris I Sorbonne)

January 10: Rebels and their Rivals in a Syrian Town (1920s) by Michael Provence (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, ZMO)

January 24: A Glimpse into Infanticide Cases in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Citiesby Gülhan Balsoy (Fellow of Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe 2010/11)

February 7: Fluid Identities and Violent Alliances: Workers, Weavers, and Futuwwat of al-Mahalla al-Kubra, Egypt, 1927-1949 by Hanan Hammad (Texas Christian University; Fellow of Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe 2010/11)

February 21:The March 1909 Riots in Istanbul: Reform, Reaction, Islam and Clashing Political Strategies by Zeynep Turkyilmaz (Fellow of Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe 2010/11)

March 7: From Shanghai to Yug-2: Violence and the Urban Youth of a Bishkek Neighbourhood by Philipp Schröder (MPI für Ethnologische Forschung, Halle)

March 21 : Urban Mobs in Early 19th Century Istanbul: the Besiktas Rebellion (September 1807) and the Çardak Incidents (May 1808) by Aysel Yıldız (Sabancı University)

April 11: Urban Violence in Shihr (Yemen): Space and Identities by Sylvaine Camelin (Université Paris X Nanterre)

May 2: To Whom Belong the Streets? Investment in Public Space and Popular Contentions in Late Ottoman Damascus by Till Grallert (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies)

May 16: The Civic Domestication Process of Urban Factional Violence in Late Middle-Ages Italian Citiesby Patrick Boucheron (Université Paris I Sorbonne)

June 6: Conclusion: Nelida Fuccaro (SOAS, London), Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and Nora Lafi (ZMO)


The ZMO-Baraza – Presentation and discussion sessions in Swahili

Since the winter term 2009/10 the ZMO-baraza has been jointly organized by Kai Kresse (ZMO, Berlin) and Lutz Diegner (Humboldt University, Berlin). Unless otherwise announced, it takes place at the ZMO every first Thursday of the month at 4pm.


Thursday, 06. December 2011, 4 pm, ZMO


Baraza with Jasmine Mahazi (BGSMCS, FU Berlin) and Kai Kresse (ZMO)


Thursday, 03. November 2011, 4 pm, ZMO


Baraza with Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu


Thursday, July 7th, 2011, 4 pm, ZMO

MWAMKO WA WAISLAM DHIDI YA MFUMO KRISTO KATIKA TANZANIA - Muslim Responses to Christian Hegemony in Tanzania

Baraza with Mohamed Said (Tanzania)


Thursday, May 31st, 2011, 4 pm, HU

MATUMIZI YA KISWAHILI AFRIKA YA MASHARIKIThe Use of the Swahili Language in East Africa

Baraza with Shaban Mlacha (Universität Dodoma/ Tanzania)


Thursday, May 10th, 2011, 4 pm, HU, IAAW - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Raum 410 (4. Stock)


Baraza with Lutz Diegner (HU, Berlin)


Thursday, 14th April 2011, 4 pm, ZMO

Kiswahlili na "vilugha"? Tanzania na lugha zake za kiasili – mitazamo ya kitaaluma na ya kijamii

Baraza with Kristina Riedel (ZAS, Berlin)


Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 4 pm, ZMO

Muhamadi Kijuma, mshairi kutoka kisiwa cha Lamu: maisha yake na tungo zake

Baraza with Clarissa Vierke (Bayreuth)


Thursday, 6th January 2011, 4 pm, ZMO

Harakati za wahubiri wa Kiislamu nchini Tanzania na Kenya

Baraza with Ahmed Chanfi (Berlin)



ALFILM 11 - Arab Filmfestival Berlin

November 2nd to 10th, 2011

a.o. with the films:
- Forbidden, Ägypten 2011, by Amal Ramsis
- Waiting for Abu Zayd, Syrien/Libanon/Ägypten 2010, by Mohammed Ali Atassi



Umbruch und Vielfalt
Marokkanische Filmtage in Berlin

at Cinema Arsenal, Berlin
1st to 4th September, 2011,


MAFROUZA - A Five-Part Documentary Series PDFLogo

at Cinema Arsenal, Berlin
18th to 26th March, 2011



Lecture Series of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin:
Netzwerke im Indischen Ozean vom 18. bis ins 21. Jahrhundert

Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Raum 2097

Friday, 14. Januar 2011, 2 pm: Zwischen Indien und Arabien. Kaufleute im frühen 20. Jahrhundert by Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)

Friday, 21. Januar 2011, 2 pm: "How was the reception in Mombasa": Der Indische Ozean als medial produzierter Raum (ca. 1920-1960) by PD Katrin Bromber (ZMO)

Friday, 28. Januar 2011, 2 pm: Mombasa – Kutch: Überlegungen zu einer transozeanischen Forschungsachse aus anthropologischer Perspektive by Dr. Kai Kresse (ZMO)


Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten - Eine Region im Umbruch

Venue: Philipps-Universität-Marburg, Deutschhausstr. 12, 35037 Marburg, CNMS, Hörsaal 00A26

Thursday, May 5th, 2011, 6 pm: Reform von oben - Druck von außen - Opposition von innen? Wandel in Marokko by Dr. Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)

A Series of lectures by the Centrums für Nah und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) and the Zentrums für Konfliktforschung


Single Events

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Wegweiser zur Geschichte: Nordafrika PdfLogo

Bookpresentation with a.o.: Dr. Heinrich Kreft (Beauftragter für den Dialog zwischen den Kulturen im Auswärtigen Amt), Dr. Sonja Hegasy (ZMO) and Dr. Hans-Hubertus Mack (Amtschef des Militärgeschichtlichen Forschungsamtes)


Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, 5 pm, Villa Jaffe, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Wallotstr. 10

The Civilizing Mission in the Theatre: The Adventures of Seraphin Manasse Between Istanbul, Paris, Cairo, Alexandria, and Izmir (1860s—1880s) PdfLogo

Lecture by Adam Mestyan (Budapest / EUME Fellow 2011/12), in context of the EUME Berliner Seminar


Friday, October 21st, 2011, 7.30 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig

DOK LEIPZIG: Freitag-Salon: Arab Spring — Reality of a Revolution Link

Dok Summit with a.o.: Jakob Augstein (Editor, Freitag), Ridha Tlili (Film maker, Tunis) and Dr. Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


Thursday, 20th October 2011, 6pm, ZMO

'Recentering Africa': The Academy & Terms of Analysis - Knowledge, Philosophy and practical relevance PdfLogo

Roundtable Discussion with Paulin Hountondji (Benin)
Organized, introduced and moderated by Kai Kresse (ZMO), in collaboration with: Gesellschaft für Afrikanische Philosophie; AfriqueAvenir; Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung


Friday, October 7th, 2011, 7 pm, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastraße 28, 10785 Berlin

Revolution und dann? Verfassung und Transformation in Ägypten, Marokko und Tunesien PdfLogo

Talk with: Prof. Dr. Nour FARAHAT (Jurist, Ägypten), Prof. Dr. Amina EL MESSAOUDI (Juristin, Mitglied der Verfassungskommission, Marokko) und Prof. Dr. Farhat HORCHANI (Jurist, Mitglied der Verfassungs- und Wahlkommission, Tunesien)
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Herta DÄUBLER-GMELIN (Bundesministerin der Justiz a.D.)


Thursday, October 6th, 2011, 6 pm, Henry-Ford Bau, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin, Hörsaal A

The End of Exceptionalism: The Middle East in 2011

Keynote Speech of Prof. Gudrun Krämer, FU Berlin
Welcome Address by Prof. Peter-André Alt, President of the Free University of Berlin


Thursday, July 7th, 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Near Eastern Migration to the Philippines, 1860s-1940s PdfLogo

Lecture by Prof. William G. Clarence-Smith, (SOAS, University of London)


Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

Challenging the Secular State in Pakistan: the New Mobility of Radical Networks and the Transformation of the Terrorist Threat PdfLogo

Talk with Prof. Moonis Ahmar, University of Karachi, Director of the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution


Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 3 pm, ZMO

Beautifying the Egyptian Revolution

Talk with Jessica Winegar, Northwestern University, IL


Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, 2 pm, ZMO

"Same but Different": Role Adaption of the Tablighi Jama'at in Different Continents and Contexts PdfLogo

Talk with with Dr. Farish Ahmad-Noor (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), PD Dr. Dietrich Reetz (ZMO, Berlin) and Dr. Marloes Janson (ZMO, Berlin)


Monday, June 20th, 2011, 5 pm, ZMO

The Deposition of Defterdar Ahmed Pasha: Law and Violence in 17th-century Ottoman-Egyptian Politics PdfLogo

Lecture by James Baldwin, Harvard University and Research Center for Anatolian


Friday, June 17th, 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Der Streit um Familie. Gender, Entwicklung und postkoloniale Kritik in der arabischen Welt PdfLogo

Annual lecture of the "Gesellschaft zur Förderung des ZMO e. V." by Prof. Bettina Dennerlein, Universität Zürich


Friday, June 10th, 2011, 8 pm, General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin

"The People Demand..." - Revolution as Poetry Link

Lecture by Dr. Samuli Schielke, ZMO


Thursday, June 9th, 2011, 6 pm, Auswärtiges Amt, Werder´scher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin

"Leitkultur" and the Politics of Cultural Subjectivity
Reflections on India and Germany

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Zachariah (ZMO) in context of the Deutsch-Indisches Forum Berlin


Thursday, June 9th, 2011, 6 pm, ZMO

Reflections on the Arab nahda in Translocal Istanbul – Impact, Influence and Limits PdfLogo

Lecture by Prof. Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest


Friday, May 27th, 2011, 6 pm, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, 10117 Berlin, Raum 0109

State-Society Relations in an Iraq between Occupations PdfLogo

Bookpresentation with Dr. Achim Rohde, Centrum für Nah- und Mitteloststudien Marburg
Moderation: Dr. Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Zentrum Moderner Orient


Thursday, May 26th, 2011, 7.30 pm, Urania Berlin

Tunesien, Ägypten, Marokko... Ursachen und Perspektiven der Revolutionen in Arabien und NordafrikaLink

Lecture by Dr. Sonja Hegasy, Vice-Director of Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)


Tuesday, March 1st, 7 pm, Orient Institut Beirut, Rue Hussein Beyhoum 44, Beirut

Late Ottoman Jeddah: a Precarious Cosmopolitanism? Link

Lecture by Prof. Ulrike Freitag, Director of ZMO


Monday, February 21st, 2011, 9.15 pm, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Am Festungsgraben 2, 10117 Berlin

Der Mensch in der Revolte - Die arabische Welt im Umbruch? PdfLogo

Performance of Albert Camus' "Der Fremde" and subsequent talk with a.o.: Dr. Sonja Hegasy (ZMO), Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa (Zentrum für Nah-und Mittelost-Studien der Philipps-Universität Marburg) and Sebastian Baumgarten (Director of "Der Fremde")
Moderation: Andrea Nüsse (Editor, Der Tagesspiegel)


Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, 6 pm, tazcafé, Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 23, 10969 Berlin

Media and the Process of Transition in Iraq since 2003 PdfLogo

Discussion and Opening Event of the Workshops "New Voices, New Media, New Agendas? Pluralism and Particularism in the Middle East and North Africa" PdfLogo;
with Zuhair al-Jezairy (Editor in Chief of the Newsagency Aswat al-Iraq), Klaas Glenewinkel (Media in Cooperation and Transition) and Siruan H. Hossein (WDR and Rudaw Newspaper)
Moderation: Dr. Andrea Fischer-Tahir


Monday, 31 January 2010, 7.30 pm, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14,
Berlin 10969

Zur Geschichte von Juden und Dönme in der Türkei PdfLogo

Talk with Corry Guttstadt and Marc Baer (ZMO)


Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, 5 pm, Zentralasien-Seminar der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Invalidenstraße 118

Visions of Future and Belonging in Kyrgyzstan: Summer Pastures and Hydropower between Paradise and State Capture

Lecture by Dr. Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, ZMO


Tuesday, January 18, 6 pm, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Raum 316

When a river shifts its course: Gangetic diaras and the colonial state, 1760s-1890s Link

Lecture by Nitin Sinha, ZMO




Photodocumentation: "Vom Leben nach Anfal" PdfLogo

An Exhibitionn by HAUKARI e.V., the Association for International Cooperation

At ZMO from 5th December 2010 to 22nd January 2011, on weekdays: 10 am to 4 pm.

Anfal Titelbild


"Die geretteten Götter aus dem Palast von Tell Halaf"

Exhibition of Sculptures of the Tell-Halaf-Collection by Max von Oppenheim

At the Pergamonmuseum from January 28 to August 14, 2011, open daily 10 am - 6 pm, thursdays 10 am - 10 pm;
Am Kupfergraben 5, 10178 Berlin

In the Catalog of the Exhibition Link the Text "Ethnographie und Archäologie – Die Arbeiter am Tell Halaf" PdfLogo by Dr. Katharina Lange (ZMO) is published.



"Was Wir Sehen - Bilder, Stimmen, Repräsentation"

Zur Kritik einer anthropometrischen Sammlung aus dem südlichen Afrika

Exhibition at Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien from May 25th to September 19th, 2011, open daily besides tuesdays 10 am - 6 pm;
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

In cooperation with the ZMO


Conferences and Symposia

15th - 16th December 2011, Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Berlin

The Future of the Humanities in a Multipolar World Link

International Conference with a.o.: Dyala Hamzah (ZMO), Peter-André Alt (FU Berlin) and Homi K. Bhabha (Havard University)


8th - 10th December 2011, ZMO, Berlin

Rethinking Urban Violence in Middle Eastern Cities PdfLogo

Workshop organised by Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) and Nora Lafi (ZMO)


1st - 4th December 2011, Washington D.C.

MESA Annual Meeting 2011 Link

International Conference organized by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) with a.o.: Yasmine Berriane (ZMO): "Women and local politics in Morocco: Campaigning in times of pro-participatory policies"


6th – 8th October 2011, Berlin

18. DAVO-Kongress Link

The annual conference of the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) is organized by the Free University of Berlin (Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer) in cooperation with the ZMO


30th September – 1st October 2011, ZMO

WAKHVA Annual Conference: Borders and border crossing – New perspectives on the Horn of Africa PdfLogo

This year’s annual conference deals with concepts of borders in the broader sense. Accordingly, the organizers consider borders as manifestations of human imagination.
With a.o.: PD Dr. Catherine Griefenow-Mewis (HU Berlin) and PD Dr. Katrin Bromber (ZMO)

Full programme of the conference PdfLogo


13 - 14 September 2011, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMC), Altensteinstraße 48, 14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Symposium: Love, Seduction and Gender: Ethnographic and Literary Perspectives PdfLogo

Organized by Corinne Fortier, Aymon Kreil, Samuli Schielke


16 - 20 August 2011, Frankfurt am Main

VI. International Conference of Critical Geography Link

General theme of the conference: “Crises – Causes, Dimensions, Reactions”; a.o. with Sophie Wagenhofer, Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Antia Mato Bouzas and Benjamin Zachariah


Friday, July 1st, 2011, Berlin, ZMO

Trading Cultures across the Indian Ocean PdfLogo

Workshop organized by Sebastian R. Prange, Prem Poddar, and Kai Kresse


16 - 18 June, Uppsala

ECAS 2011 - 4th European Conference on African Studies Link

with a.o. Kai Kresse (ZMO), Samuli Schielke (ZMO), Aissatou Mbjodi (ZMO), Knut Graw (ZMO), Marloes Janson (ZMO) and Chanfi Ahmed (ZMO)


19 - 21 May 2011, Berlin


Conference organized by a.o. Nitin Sinha (ZMO)


4 - 6 May 2011, ZMO

Historical Audio Sources and Recent Research PdfLogo

Workshop organized by Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO) and Regina Sarreiter (ZMO)


5 - 6 May 2011, Universität Leipzig

Symposium in Honor of Abdilatif Abdalla

The symposium is organized by the Institut für Afrikanistik der Universität Leipzig (Prof. Rose Marie Beck). With lectures a. o. by Ridder Samson and Kai Kresse (ZMO)


10 - 11 February 2011, Zentrum Moderner Orient

New Voices, New Media, New Agendas? Pluralism and Particularism in the Middle East and North Africa PdfLogo

International Workshop oranised the ZMO and the SFB 640: 'Repräsentationen sozialer Ordnungen im Wandel' of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin;