Doctoral Students' Blog

Silvia Ilonka Wolf: "Commemorating and Thinking with Clifford Geertz in Rabat: the comparative study of Islam in Morocco and Indonesia fifty years after 'Islam Observed'"

On 27 and 28 October 2018, fifty years after the publication of Clifford Geertz’s “Islam Observed: Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia”, a group of international scholars gathered in Rabat to explore the relevance of the Geertzian approach for contemporary research on Moroccan and Indonesian society.

BGSMCS abroad

On March 11, 2019, the colloquium Politics from Below will take place under the topic facing the growing risks of protest research. Our doctoral fellow Jannis Grimm and his colleague Ilyas Saliba will give the input: Safer research in hostile environments: designing a handbook for human and digital security in social sciences.

Further information about the event


Refugees in Berlin

Doctoral students at BGSMCS try to facilitate the arrival for refugees in Berlin. We help through the extensive knowledge of languages at the graduate school (Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Turkish).

Dahlem Research School