2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

First International Congress on Ottoman Studies was held between 14–17 October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey. As a follow-up, the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies will be held in cooperation with the Turkish Historical Society (TTK), between 17–20 October in Tirana, Albania, where Tirana University will be the host of the event. Further details will be announced soon.
The languages of presentations are going to be in Turkish, English and Albanian.

The congress is going to cover mainly the following topics:

  1. Religion & Society
  2. Politics & Law
  3. Economy
  4. Military & War
  5. International Relations & Diplomacy
  6. History, Culture & Arts
  7. Science, Technology & Thought
  8. Education
  9. Health

The fee covers accommodation, lunch, refreshments, gala dinner, congress kit, program book, etc.

Extension of Deadline: 2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

The deadline for submissions for the “2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies” (OSARK) has been extended till May 15, 2018.

Details about the congress can be found in our events section and on the website of the organizer.

Workshop on Nationalism and Religion

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.

Edessa in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit: Religion, Kultur und Politik zwischen Ost und West ; Beiträge des Internationalen Edessa-Symposiums in Halle an der Saale, 14. – 17. Juli 2005

Volume 116 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien ‘Edessa in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit : Religion, Kultur und Politik zwischen Ost und West ; Beiträge des Internationalen Edessa-Symposiums in Halle an der Saale, 14. – 17. Juli 2005‘, ed. by Lutz Greisiger, Claudia Rammelt, Jürgen Tubach and Daniel Haas, is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.

Religion and Politics in Iran: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Dilemmas

The DFG-Research Group “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” (Leipzig University) invites you to a public lecture on ‘Religion and Politics in Iran: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Dilemmas‘ on 6 February 2017. The lecture will take place in the Bibliotheca Albertina and will be held by Nahid Mozaffari. You can find the Lecutre Poster here.

“Iran is the only country which has experienced two revolutions, a repressive secular authoritarian regime, several short-lived foreign occupations, two coup d’états, a protracted war with an aggressor neighbor, several popular uprisings, and a repressive theocratic regime—all since the early 20th century.

What is the impact of this turbulent history on the political, social, and cultural realities of contemporary Iran?  How do recent trends and events in the world affect the political landscape and the lives of the Iranian people?

After the presentation the floor will be open for discussion.”