“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.
Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918
It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.
Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.
The Orient-Institut Beirut is looking for a research associate. It is a full-time position fixed for a 3 year period beginning 1 June 2017. The place of employment is Beirut. Application is possible until 15 of January 2017.
Please find the full job offer here.
The Research Group “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” is hosting a ‘Workshop on Religion and Nationalism’ from 14-15 December 2017. This workshop is open to all who explore the relation between nationalism and religion in the modern world from the nineteenth century to the present. All presentations are public and listeners are welcome!
You can find the full programme here.
The Berlin University is hosting a conference on ‘From Oriens Christianus to the Islamic Near East – Theological, Historical and Cultural Cross-pollination in the Eastern Mediterranean of Late Antiquity‘ from 7-8 December 2017. Please find more information here.
The Institute of Islamic Theology at the University of Osnabrück invites paper proposals for its conference entitled Innovative Approaches in Islamic Sciences and Education, to be held in Osnabrück, September 20-22, 2018. Deadline is December 31, 2017. You find please the Call for papers here.
The Asia-Africa-Institute at Hamburg University is hosting a workshop on ‘The Measure of Integration: Economic Structures and Resources of the Early Islamic Empire‘ from 16-17 February 2018. For more information please visit the website.
The Department Islamisch-Religiöse Studien DIRS, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is hosting a conference on ‘Rationalität in der islamischen Theologie zwischen Tradition und Moderne: Die Moderne‘ from 23-25 November 2017. Please find more information here.
The Trier University is hosting a conference on ‘Modern Arabic Historical Scholarship on the Ancient and Medieval Periods‘ from 21-23 November 2017. Please find more information here.
GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies) invites scholars from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences on Turkey and the Turkic World to participate in the third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2018). All applications are due February 15, 2018. For more detailed information, please visit the website.
The talk aims to investigate the impact of confessional polarization among Muslims
living in the early modern Ottoman Empire (and beyond) on the emergence of
new conceptual distinctions in the discourses of piety, morality and governance
articulated by Ottoman Muslims 1540-1720. The lecture will take place on November 28, 2017. The program can be found here.