Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

“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

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.

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.

Gäste, Glaubensbrüder, Störenfriede? Konflikt und Migration zwischen der Türkei und Syrien

The Asien-Afrika-Institut at the University of Hamburg is hosting a lecture series on ‘Gäste, Glaubensbrüder, Störenfriede? Konflikt und Migration zwischen der Türkei und Syrien‘ from 25 October 2017 – 25 January 2018. The lectures take place weekly on wednesdays in room 221 of the institute.

 

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Muslim Secularities: Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation

The Research Group Multiple Secularities of Leipzig University is holding a Workshop titled ‘Muslim Secularities: Explorations into Concepts of Distinction and Practices of Differentiation‘ from 18-20 June 2017. The Keynotes are public, but registration is required to attend the paper discussions.

Please find the full programme here.