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Lecture Series

ZMO-Colloquium: Winter Term 2012/2013

The Impossible Aesthetic: Situating Research in Arts and Social Sciences/Humanities

Thursday, September 27, 2012: Photograph Looking: The Work of Art between Documentary and Performative Registers; Dr Saadi Nikro (ZMO, Berlin)
Audiodokumentation Mp3

Thursday, October 25, 2012: Hey Little Aborigines, Where Is Your Museum? On the Meaning of Contemporary in Contemporary Art; Dr Vesna Madzoski (Amsterdam)
Audiodokumentation Mp3

Thursday, November 8, 2012: (Re)searching Archives as Artistic Practice; Dr Teresa Castro (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris) and Catarina Simão (Lisbon)
In collaboration with Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, in the framework of "Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice"

Thursday, December 13, 2012: The Experience of Knowledge. Problems and Possibilities in Artistic Research; Dr Helmut Draxler (Berlin)

Thursday, Januar 31, 2013: Artistic Research and Museums' Collections. Lessons from the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt; Dr Clémentine Deliss (Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt/Main) and Otobong Nkanga (Amsterdam)
In collaboration with Prof Dr Kerstin Pinther and Prof Dr Tobias Wendl (Art Historical Departement, Freie Universität Berlin, The Arts of Africa)

Summer Term 2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012, 6 pm, ZMO: What about slaves' voices? Urban migration and social emancipation in twentieth century Gambia; Lecture by Alice Bellagamba (Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Berlin)

Thursday, May 31th, 2012, 6pm, ZMO: The Kramats of Cape Town: Gravesites as Repositories of Transoceanic Histories and Heritage; Lecture by Prof. Sumit Mandal (HU, Berlin)

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)


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 PDFLogo; Lecture by Saulesh Yessenova

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

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012, 5 pm, ZMO: Rethinking Islam and the Soviet Economy PDFLogo; 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: Markets, Money and Credit in Colonial Central Asia PdfLogo; 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 PdfLogo; Lecture by Madeleine Reeves

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, 5 pm, HU: Economy and Islamic Proselytism in Central Asia: A Comparison of the Fethullah Gülen Movement and Jam'at al Tabligh PdfLogo; Lecture by Bayram Balci


Urban Studies Seminar 2012/13

(Every Second Monday, 5 pm at ZMO)

Annual Theme: Cities as Laboratories of Change

October 15th, Mohamed Elfateh (BTU Cottbus): Architectural Development and Householder's Structure in the 19th Century in Port Suakin (Sudan)

October 29th, Hisham Mortada (University of King Abdul Aziz, Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia): Traditional Architecture in Saudi Arabia: Diversity within Unity
Special session to be held at 8 pm c.t. at TU Berlin, Architekturgebäude,
Straße des 17. Juni 152 (Ernst-Reuter-Platz/Marchstraße), Room A 053

November 12th, Yigit Akin (Fellow of Europe in the Middle East – The Middle
East in Europe 2011/12): We Don't Care for Victories! Give Us Bread!': Gender,
Society, and Culture - Wartime as Laboratory of Change in Ottoman Cities

November 26th, Zouhair Ghazzal (Loyola University Chicago, USA): Urban Forms
of Life and Criminality in Contemporary Aleppo and Idlib

December 10th, Joseph Rustom (Brandenburgische Technische Universität
Cottbus): Waqf and the Urban Space in a Time of Change: Beirut in the 19th c.

January 14th, Joseph Ben Prestel (Max Planck Institut für Bildungs-forschung,
Berlin): Feelings in Times of Change: Emotional Practices and Urban Transformation
in Cairo, 1860-1880

January 28th, Suraiya Faroqhi (Professor Emerita of Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität München and Istanbul Bilgi University): Reforms in the Guild System
as Laboratory of Urban Change

February 11th, Peter Christensen (Ph.D Candidate in Architecture, Fulbright
Fellow 2011-12, Harvard University): German 'Expertise' and Urban Interventions
in the Construction of the Ottoman Rail Network: A Visual Analysis, 1868-1919

April 29th, Johara Berriane (Freie Universität, Berlin Graduate School Muslim
Cultures and Societies): South-South Migrations: Moroccan Cities as Laboratories
of Change

May 13th, Yazid Anani (Birzeit University, Fellow of Europe in the Middle East
– The Middle East in Europe 2011/12): Urban Change and the Evolution of the
Palestinian National Identity

May 27th, Hanan Toukan (SOAS London, Fellow of Europe in the Middle East
– The Middle East in Europe 2011/12): Internationalizing Palestine? On Urban
Walls, Social Change and Anti-Colonial Struggle

June 10th, Steffen Wippel (Zentrum Moderner Orient): Dubai as a Model? Urban
Visions in the Development of Omani Cities

June 24th, Conclusion: Cities as Laboratories of Change (Ulrike Freitag and
Nora Lafi)


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: A Journey to the Other Iraq by Francesca Recchia (Tactical Technology Collective)

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


The ZMO-Baraza 2011/12

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.


Donnerstag, 03. November 2011, 16 Uhr, ZMO

Utafiti katika sinema ya Kijerumani: Taxonomizing the German-African cinematic sub-genre. How Germany narrates Africa through film

Baraza mit Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu


Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2011, 16 Uhr, ZMO

Kuhusu utenzi 'Wasiya wa Mabanati' na maisha ya jamii pwani

Baraza mit Jasmine Mahazi (BGSMCS, FU Berlin) und Kai Kresse (ZMO)


Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, 4 pm, ZMO

Mitandao ya Waislamu baina ya Ziwa la Tanganyika na pwani, miaka 1920-1960

Baraza with Katharina Zöller (BIGSAS, Bayreuth)


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012, 4 pm, ZMO

“Sijui unataka kitu gani juu ya maisha yangu”

Baraza with Sauda Ali Barwani (Mwalimu mstaafu, Chuo Kikuu cha Hamburg)


Thursday, 03 May 2012, 4 pm, ZMO

Masomo na Maisha yetu Milimani: Muhula mmoja wa kujifunza Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam – Our Studies and Lifes in Milimani: A Semester abroad at the University of Dar es Salaam

Baraza with Ina Herzberg, Lorenz Herrmann and Vincent Favier (Students of Humboldt University Berlin)


Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 4 pm, HU Berlin

Lugha ya Kiswahili inavyoakisi siasa na mabadiliko ya uchumi Tanzania – Kiswahili through the Prism of Politics and economic developments in Tanzania

Baraza with Aldin Mutembei (University of Dar es Salaam)


Thursday, 07 June 2012, 4 pm, ZMO

Ukoloni wa Kiingereza na Afya ya Mtoto katika Tanganyika – British Colonialism and Children’s Health in Tanganyika

Baraza with Oswald Masebo (University of Dar es Salaam)


Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 4 pm, HU Berlin

Mabadiliko ya Fasihi na Sanaa za Tanzania baada ya Siasa ya Ujamaa – Changes in Literature and Arts in Tanzania after Ujamaa

Baraza with Lilian Temu-Osaki (University of Dar es Salaam)


Tuesday, 03 July 2012, 4 pm, HU Berlin

Reading with Euphrase Kezilahabi (University of Botswana)


Thursday, November 1st, 2012, ZMO, 4 pm

Ushairi Unaokonga Moyo: Taarab ya Nadi Ikhwan Safaa ya Unguja - Ushairi Unaokonga Moyo: The Music and Poetry of Zanzibar's Oldest Taarab Orchestra

Baraza with Prof Kelly Askew (University of Michigan/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)


Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 4pm, ZMO

Paukwa – filamu juu ya mwanatamthilia maarafu Ebrahim Hussein” – “Once upon a time – a film on the playwright Ebrahim Hussein”

Baraza with Alex MacBeth (Journalist and filmmaker)




ALFILM 12 ‒ Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin Link

November 5th to 11th, 2012





Friday, November 9th, 2012, 6 pm, Babylon Oval, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin

Retrospektive: Farida Benlyazid Link

Talk with Director Farida Benlyazid and Irene von Alberti (Director and Producer, Filmgalerie 451 Link)


Single Events

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 5pm, Hackesche Höfe Kino

Filmscreening "The Wedding Song" (France/Tunisia, 2008) by Karin Albou.

Followed by a discussion with the director Karin Albou and Saadi Nikro (ZMO), organized by AfricAvenir Link


Sunday, November 18th, 2012, Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Prinzenstraße 85, 10969 Berlin

„Alexandria Streets Project“ Link

Acoustic Tour through Egypts Radio with Berit Schuck, Julia Tieke and Omar Hatem, Projektmanager von Radio Tram (Alexandria); Moderation: Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


Friday, November 2nd, 2012, 6.30 pm, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Schützenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin

125. Geburtstag von Hagop Mntsuri - Lesung aus seinen "Istanbuler Erinnerungen" und der Autobiografischen Collage PDFLogo

Translated in german and presented by Talin Suciyan, Yeliz Soytemel and Hülya Bozkurt, Introduction by Dr. Florian Riedler (ZMO);
organized by Armenische Gemeinde zu Berlin, Armenische Kirchen- und Kulturgemeinde Berlin and Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)


Thursday, November 1st, 2012,7 pm, Studio 44, Klosterstr. 44, Berlin

Seven Walls Rise Around Tahrir Square

Lecture by Safaa Fathy and moderation by Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


Thursday, September 27th, 2012, /.30 pm, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Raum 0109

Repression of Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey PDFLogo

Talk with among others Prof. Büşra Ersanlı (Marmara University Istanbul)


Thursday, September 25, 2012, 2 pm, ZMO

Postcolonial Memory: The Question of the Arab-Jew

Talk by Ella Shohat (New York University)
The talk is given within a Workshop.


Thursday, August 30th 2012, ZMO, from 5.30pm

A Virtual Tour of 19th Century Jeddah PDFLogo

Lecture by Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)
Followed by a concert by Fetsum (Soul/Urban Folk)
Admission in invitation only


Monday, August 20th 2012, ZMO, 5pm

Hammams im Jemen: Architektur, Organisation und soziale Praktiken heute PDFLogo

Lecture (in German) by Michel Tuchscherer (Universität Marseille/Aix-en-Provence; CEFAS, Sana'a, Yemen)


Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, ZMO, 6pm

The Anxiety of Development: Megaprojects, Ethnic Identity, and the Politics of Place in Gwadar, Pakistan PDFLogo

Lecture by Hafeez Jamali (University of Texas, Austin)


Wednesday, July 11th, 2012, ZMO, 2 pm

Heterogeniety and Early Science in Islam

Work Talk by Prof S. Irfan Habib (HU zu Berlin)


Thursday, June 28th 2012, 7.30 Uhr, HU, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Room 0109

Muslims in Indian Cities. Trajectories of Marginalisation. PDFLogo

Book presentation with Christophe Jaffrelot (CNRS, co-editor) and Dietrich Reetz (ZMO).


Monday, June 25th, 2012, Botschaft des Königreichs Saud-Arabien

Die arabische Poesie und die Lyrik von Dr. Al-Yafi

Reading and talk with the author Dr. Haifa Al-Yafi, and a academic framing of her lyrics by Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)


Monday, June 18th, 2012, Humboldt-Viadrina, Governance Center, Wilhelmstraße 67, 10117 Berlin

"Chancen für Freiheit und Demokratie in Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten"

Grand opening of the Governance Center Middle East | North Africa and talk with Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan (President of Humboldt-Viadrina) and Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


Thursday, June 7th, 2012, 6 pm, ZMO

African Philosophy and Literature: An Interplay PDFLogo

Lecture by Prof. Euphrase Kezilahabi, University of Botswana


Thursday, May 31st, 2012, 5 pm, DAFG-Geschäftsstelle, Berlin

Politische und wirtschaftliche Reformen in Marokko. Auf dem Weg zu einem transparenten und attraktiven Investionsklima PDFLogo

Talk with among other S.E. Omar Zniber (Ambassador of Kingdom Marocco) and Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 2 pm, ZMO

The American University of Beirut: At the Intersection of Arab Nationalism and American Education

Work Talk with Prof. Betty Anderson, Boston University


Thursday, May 10th, 2012, 7 pm, SFB 640, Hausvogteiplatz 5 – 7, 10117 Berlin, Raum 0109

Love, Fear and the Arab Spring PDFLogo

Lecture by Prof. Joseph Massad, Columbia University, N.Y.


Monday, May 7th, 2012, 1 pm, ZMO

Psychoanalysis, Islam, and the Other of Liberalism PDFLogo

Public Work Talk with Prof. Joseph Massad, Columbia University, N.Y.


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 6 pm, ZMO

The Historical Imagination and Imagining Madness: Henri Gaden and the French Colonial Experience in West Africa PDFLogo

Lecture by Prof. Roy Dilley, University of St Andrews, GB


Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, 7.30 pm, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, Berlin-Mitte

Ein Jahr arabischer Frühling: Islamisten als Wahlsieger PDFLogo

Talk with Khansa Mkada ep Zghidi, Université La Manouba, Tunis; Ahmed Badawi, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; Joachim Paul, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin;


Friday, January 27th, 2012, 5 pm, ZMO
Annual lecture of the "Gesellschaft zur Förderung des ZMO e. V."

Von Afrika nach Amerika und zurück. Westindische Siedler im Dienste der Basler Mission an der Goldküste 1840-1860

Lecture by Dr. Katja Füllberg-Stolberg (Universität Hannover)


Wednesday, January 11th, 5 pm, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Villa Jaffe, Wallotstr. 10

Istanbul as the City of Lower Classes: Sirket-i Hayriye Steamship Workers (1890 - 1940) Link

Lecture by Dr. Nurşen Gürboğa (Marmara University, Istanbul), Moderation: Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)




Was Wir Sehen. PDFLogo
Bilder, Stimmen, Rauschen.
Zur Kritik anthropometrischen Sammelns.

Eine Ausstellung von Anette Hoffmann
mit Beiträgen von Regina Sarreiter und
Britta Lange/Philip Scheffner

15. Mai – 6. Juli 2012

Montags bis freitags 12 – 16 Uhr

Im Atrium des Pergamon-Palais,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georgenstr. 47
10117 Berlin

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem ZMO

Conferences and Symposia

December 12-14, 2012, ZMO

Comparing Postcolonial Experiences and Critiques Across Regions

3rd Intercultural Interdisziplinary Colloquium,
organized by polylog e.V. - Forum for Intercultural Philosophy Link, in collaboration with the ZMO


Thursday, December 6th, 2012, ZMO

Geteilt/Vereint/Global: vom Forschen im geteilten Deutschland zum Forschen ohne Grenzen PDFLogo

Conference organized by Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO), Larissa Schmid (ZMO) and Dr. Bettina Gräf (ZMO) in Cooperation with Gesellschaft zur Förderung des ZMO e.V.
Report at H-Soz-u-Kult, 17.05.2013


November 23rd, 2012, ZMO

Religion, Social Reform and 'Development': Perspectives from the Indian Ocean Rim PDFLogo

International Workshop organized by Katrin Bromber (ZMO), Kai Kresse
(ZMO) and Soumen Mukherjee (ZMO)


November 5th - 11th, 2012, ZMO

"Artistic versus Academic Research"

Workshop #2 of the Project "In Search of Europe"


Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, ZMO

Ottoman Architecture and Urban Development in Near East and Red Sea Region since 18th century PDFLogo

Workshop with among others Prof. Hisham Mortada (King Abdulaziz University, KSA), in cooperation with BTU Cottbus


October 17th - 20th, 2012, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change Link

Berlin-Roundtables on Transnationality organized by the Irmgard Coninx Stiftung; with i.a. Jeff Goodwin (New York University) and Sonja Hegasy (ZMO)


October 5th - 6th, 2012, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Roads as Routes to Modernity PDFLogo

International Workshop organized by Nitin Sinha (ZMO) and Florian Riedler (ZMO)
Part of the "Infrastructure Workshop Series" PDFLogo at ZMO


September 21st - 23rd, 2012, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Berlin

Decolonize the City Link

Conference organized by an independent group of Ph.D and graduate students


September 7th - 8th, 2012, ZMO

Wrestling with Multiple Modernities – Traditional Athletic Styles between Nationalization, Regionalization and Internationalization PDFLogo

International Workshop organized by PD Dr. Katrin Bromber (ZMO) and Prof. Birgit Krawietz (FU Berlin)


Friday, July 13th, 2012, BGSCMS, Institute of Islamic Studies, Room 214, Altensteinstr. 40, 14195 Berlin

On Reading and Writing about "Muslim Cultures" of South Asia PDFLogo

Workshop with a. o. Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO), Dr. M. Ali Raza (ZMO) and Dr. Soumen Mukherjee (ZMO)


June 22nd - 23rd, 2012, IAAW, Invalidenstraße 118 / room 217, Berlin

Beyond the Line - Cultural Constructions of the Sea

Workshop organized by Michael Mann (IAAW), with a.o. Katrin Bromber (ZMO)


June 8th - 9th, 2012, ZMO

A New Start? A Workshop on Libyan History and Historiography at a Time of Historical Transition Link

Workshop organized by Mostafa Minawi (ZMO / EUME-Fellow 2011/12)


June 7th - 9th, 2012, Orient-Institut, Istanbul

Historical and Contemporary Representations of Europe: Turkey, Persia, the Arab World, and Russia, 1850s-1910s and the 1990s to Present

Workshop in Cooperation with SFB 640 and HU zu Berlin, with among others Leyla von Mende (ZMO)


June 1st - 2nd; 2012, ZMO

Big Dams: Investigating their Temporal and Spatial Politics in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia PDFLogo

International Workshop organized by Katrin Bromber, Katharina Lange and
Jeanne Féaux de la Croix, ZMO


May 10th - 11th, 2012, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Berlin

Micro-Level Analysis of Well-Being in Central Asia Link

Conference with Aksana Ismailbekova (ZMO) and Jeanne Féaux de la Croix (ZMO)


April 10th - 17th, 2012, The Hangar, UMAM Documentation and Research, Beirut, Lebanon

Transforming Memories: Cultural Production and Personal/Public Memory in Lebanon and Morocco PDFLogo

Workshop and Inauguration of the Research-Project "Transforming Memories"Link, organized by UMAM and ZMO
Report of the Workshop published at H-Soz-U-Kult Link


Friday, March 16th, 2012, Schloss Bellevue, Berlin

Wissen stiften im 21. Jahrhundert: Perspektiven schaffen – Zukunft gestalten

Symposia in context of the 50th anniversary of the VolkswagenStiftung, a. o. with Prof. Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)
Documentation of the talk Link


Friday, Februar 24th, 2012, ZMO


Workshop organized by Antia Mato Bouzas (ZMO) and Andrea Fischer-Tahir (ZMO)


February 23rd - 24th, 2012, Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL), Chennai, Indien

Science transfer as cultural dialogue PDFLogo

International Workshop in cooperation of Franckesche Stiftungen Halle, ZMO und RMRL, as part of Germany and India 2011-2012 Link;
with i.a.: Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO)


February 16th- 18th, 2012, Deutsches Historisches Institut London

Ruptures and Linkages: Biography and History in the South PDFLogo

International Conference organized by DHI London, ZMO Berlin and Institut für Afrikastudien Universität Bayreuth;
i.a. with: Chanfi Ahmed, Kai Kresse, Dyala Hamzah, Sophie Roche, Benjamin Zachariah, Heike Liebau