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BGSMCS abroad

  • "Female Qur’an Recitation and Social Media Practices in Nigeria and Beyond", Presentation by Rahina Muazu at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, 11 January 2018.

  • "Remembering Jews in Contemporary Egypt: Nostalgia and Re-narration of the Nation in the TV Drama Ḥārat al-Yahūd" Presentation by Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla, international Conference "Jews in Muslim-Majority Countries – History and Prospects" Jewish Mueseum Berlin, 27. October 2017.

  • "Egypt is not for Sale: Coalition Building and the Subversion of Authoritarian Discourse in Egypt’s Island Protests"
    Presentation by Jannis Grimm, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 23 May 2017

  • "Coming to Terms with the Recent Past: The Late Ottoman Empire and the First World War in Early Republican Turkish Historiography", Lecture by Veronika Hager at the Conference "The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities and Memories", 7-10 Mai 2017
  • "Contentious Coalition and Evolving Repertoires in Post-Coup Egypt"
    Lecture by Jannis Grimm, "International Conference on Cross-movement Mobilization" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 6 April 2017

  • „The question of readership: what can we say about how Persian chronicles were read and copied in the manuscript age?“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt, Symposia Iranica’s Third Biennial Graduate Conference on Iranian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, 11 and 12 April 2017

  • "Contemporary History Depicted in Safavid Iran: The Ḥabīb al-siyar as a Case in Point“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt at the
    Sonderforschungsbereich 950: Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa, Universität Hamburg, 04 March 2017

  • "What is an Author? Methodological implications of Michel Foucault's Thought in the Study of Classical Islamic Traditions"
    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ruth Mas, Göttinger Orientsymposium, 15 December 2016

  • "The Rise of Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe"
    Panel Discussion with Dr. Aleksandra Lewicki, SOAS, University of London, 15 December 2016

  • "Philosophical Discourse and Modernity. Current positions from Iran"
    Paneldiscussion with Hossein Mesbahian and Meysam Sefidkosh, moderated by Roman Seidel, 07 December 2016.

  • "Establishing new channels for intellectual exchange Rashid Rida and his School for Islamic Mission and Guidance (1911-1914)"
    Lecture by Oriana Gaetaniello, 2016 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, 20 November 2016.

  • "The Politics of Form: What Does Art Know about Society?"
    Lecture by Heba Amin, Zentrum für Literatur-und Kulturforschung, Berlin, 17 and 18 November 2016

  • "Field Meeting Take 4: Thinking Practice"
    Lecture by Heba Amin during Asia Contemporary Art Week at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 11 and 12 November 2016.

  • "Fixed texts in premodern times? On the manuscript tradition of the general history ‛Ḥabīb al-siyar’ from the 16th to 19th centuries“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt during the workshop „Arabic Historiography in Transitional Periods“, Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon, 30 September 2016.

  • "HashtagSolidarities: The Role of Social Media in the MENA Region"
    Discussion with Mareike Transfeld, European Endowment For Democracy, Brussels, 21 September 2016.

  • "The World War's Whirlwinds of Blood, Fire, and Passion: Historiographical Representations of the First World War under High Kemalism".
    Lecture by Veronika Hager during the Turkologentag 2016, Universität Hamburg, 14 - 17 September 2016.

  • "Sufi Authority in Early Modern Arabia: The Writings and Zawiya of Ahmad al-Qushashi"
    Lecture by Zacky Khairul Umam during the Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference, Cambridge, UK, 13 September 2016.

  • "Academic Approaches to Peace-building and State-building in Yemen", conference with sessions held by Mareike Transfeld, Amman, Jordanien, 6. - 9. September 2016.

  • "Popularity and readership in the manuscript age – a chronicle and its way through the centuries“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt during the "Eleventh Biennial Iranian Studies Conference" (International Society for Iranian Studies, ISIS), Universität Wien, Austria, 3 August 2016.

  • "Learning Morality – Embodying Virtues:Negotiating Moral Education among Female Students at Gülen-inspired Schools in Dar es Salaam"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn at the Summer School “Christians and Muslims in Africa. Towards a Framework for the Study of Multi-Religious Settings”, Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin), July 2016.

  • "‛A good and reliable book’: the general history ‛Ḥabīb al-siyar’ and questions of owner- and readership from the 16th to 19th centuries“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt during the "24th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS)", University of Warsaw, Poland, 29 July 2016.

  • "Shah Ismāʿīl’s Conquest of Khurāsān in 916/1510 and its Religio-Political Impact“
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt during the workshop "Caliphs, Sultans, Presidents: Rulers between Religion and Realpolitik throughout Islamic History", Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 22 July 2016

  • "The Egyptian Revolution and its Impact on Youth Political Subjectivities"
    Lecture by Dina El-Sharnouby during the International Summer School "Connectivity and Change: Regimes, Conflicts and Revolutions in Global Perspectives", Ghent University, Belgium, 1 July 2016.

  • "Of Eurocentric Orders and Divisions: Reflections on 'Race' and 'Religion'"
    Lecture by Zubair Ahmad during the 8th Annual Seminar of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) "Done with Eurocentrism? Directions, Diversions, and Debates in History and Sociology", 30. Juni 2016.
  • "How to be a productive Muslimah"
    Lecture by Rahina Muaza, Jos, Nigeria, June 2016.

  • „Picturing the Islamicate World in the Tenth Century. The Book of Routes and Realms and its Reception“
    Lecture by Nadja Danilenko during the 5. Kartengeschichtliches Kolloquium, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 11 June 2016.

  • "Gülen-inspired Education in Tanzania: Actors, Pedagogies, Responses"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn during the conference “Trans-l Encounters: Religious Education and Islamic Popular Culture in Asia and the Middle East”, Philipps Universität Marburg, May 2016.

  • "Cases, Customs and Laws: Legal Pluralism in Kyrgyzstan"
    Lecture by Mahabat Sadyrbek, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, 28 April 2016.

  • "Ägypten zwischen Heute und Morgen"
    Panel discussion with Dina El-Sharnouby as part of the literature festival  READ!BERLIN, 27 April 2016.

  • "Mobility as Destiny: Female Hizmet Teachers at Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn during the Workshop “Mobile Muslim Professionals: Transregional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East”, Humboldt Universität Berlin, April 2016.

  • "Turks, Not Ottomans: Belleten, the Emergence of a Turkish National State Historiography, and the Creation of a Historiographical Rupture"
    Lecture by Veronika Hager, Workshop "Toward a Transnational History of Turkish Studies (18th-20th Centuries)", Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes, Istanbul, February 2016.

  • "Ideas in Practice:Muhammad Rashīd Riḍā in the Context of Cooperative Activism"
    Lecture by Oriana Gaetaniello, Deutsches Wissenschaftszentrum Kairo, February 2016.

  • "The commentary of Ashʿarī creeds in 17th c. Medina"
    Lecture by Zacky Khairul Umam at the Conference "The sciences of Islam, between repetition and innovation: What is commenting in Islam?", Kairo, January 2016.

  • "Writing History in the Early Mughal Period: A Manuscript Studies Approach"
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, January 2016.

  • "The Quest for “Adab”: Arabic Cosmos and Southeast Asian Space of Islamic Thought"
    Lecture by Zacky Khairul Umam, “Southeast Asian Studies in Asia” Conference, Kyoto, December 2015.

  • "Liberal Terror"
    Lecture by Dr. Ruth Mas, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin, December 2015.

  • “Remembering the 1980s Mass Execution of Political Prisoners in Iran: ‘We Neither Forgive; Nor Do We Forget!’”
    Lecture by Neda Soltani, Conference: "The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence, and Contested Memories of the Past", December 2015.

  • "Zwischen Asien und Europa. Zur Geschichte der Philosophie in und um die islamische Welt"
    Lecture by Dr. Roman Seidel and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rudolph, part of the lecture series "'Asien und Europa': Akteure, Konzepte, Narrative", Universität Zürich, November 2015.

  • "The Public Intellectual in the Islamic Middle Periods – Network Perspective"
    Workshop with Josephine Gehlhar and Miriam Ovadia at the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Universität Bonn, co-organised by BGSMCS-Alumnus Torsten Wollina.

  • "A Modern Islam for Indonesia"
    Panel discussion with Zacky Khairul Umam, organised by the Goethe Institut as part of the Franfurt Book Fair, October 2015.

  • "Count the Truth: Debates on Legal Plurality within the Shāfiʿī School of Law"
    Lecture by Mohamed Eissa, Workshop: "Uncovering the Divine Law in Islam", University of Exeter, October 2015.

  • "The Role of Civil Society in the Tunisian Transition: The Women’s Movement Example"
    Lecture by Eva Schmidt, 22nd International Conference of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), September 2015.

  • "Early Translations of Modern European Philosophy"
    Lecture by Roman Seidel, 2015 Gingko Library – British Institute of Persian Studies Conference, September 2015.

  • "The Body Reading the Dissolved Qur’an"
    Lecture by Hanna Nieber, XXI IAHR World Congress, Erfurt, August 2015.

  • "Voices on Orientalism"
    Lecture by Adela Taleb, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, July 2015.

  • "If you cannot Beat them Join them: NASFAT and the Challenges of Pentecostals in Nigeria"
    Lecture by Murtala Ibrahim, European Conference for African Studies (ECAS), Paris, July 2015.

  • "Writing Histories of Now: Modern and Contemporary Middle East Art and Architecture"
    Lecture by Hanan Toukan, EUME Workshop, Forum Transregionale Studien, July 2015

  • "Authority, Tradition and Critique in the Modern State"
    Lectures by Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami und Dr. Ruth Mas, EUME Workshop, Forum Transregionale Studien, June 2015.

  • “Towards an integrated 'Intellectual History' and 'Comparative Philosophy' approach to the Study of Contemporary Philosophy in the Modern Middle East”
    Lecture by Dr. Roman Seidel, School of African and Oriental Studies, June 2015.

  • “Religious diversity & urban space: intersecting mechanisms of exclusion in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur”
    Lecture by Saskia Schäfer, Zentrum Moderner Orient, June 2015.

  • “From Manuscript to Printed Hagiography: Reflections on Sources and Their Accessibility for Broader Publics”
    Lecture by Dr. Britta Frede, Zentrum Moderner Orient, May 2015.

  • "Participatory anthropology at the Moscow's semi-formal market"
    Lecture by Anton Nikolotov, Moscow State University for Humanities, Institute for Folklore and Linguistics, June 2015.

  • "Dehumanising Afghans in Pakistani Discourses: Reproducing Islamaphobic Rhetoric on the Afghan ‘Other’"
    Lecture by Sanaa Alimia, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, April 2015.

  • "The Rediscovery of the Balkans: Bosniak Hometown associations in Istanbul"
    Lecture by Thomas Schad, Workshop: "The Many Histories of the Present", Duke University, April 2015.

  • "Kant in Iran: On the Significance of a Multifaceted Phenomenon"
    Lecture by Dr. Roman Seidel at Symposia Iranica, April 2015.

  • "Persian Historiography Revisited: Khvāndamīr’s Ḥabīb al-siyar of 1524 and the Question of How to Write History in Pre-Modern Times"
    Lecture by Philip Bockholt at Symposia Iranica, April 2015.

  • "Free Will, Predestination and the Fate of the Ottoman Empire"
    Lecture by Ethan Menchinger, EUME Berliner Seminar, Forum Transregionale Studien, April 2015.

  • "Problems and Questions of doing sonic anthropology"
    Lecture by Anton Nikolotov, Moscow's State University, Institute for Ethnography, March 2015.

  • "Grey sound mobile life: sonic ecologies of precarious market labour at the wholesale-retaile market in Moscow"
    Lecture by Anton Nikolotov, Russian Academy of Science Seminar, Moskau, March 2015.

  • MESA conference 2014

  • "Post-Islamist Practices between Turkey and Tanzania: A Perspective on teachers and Businessmen inspired by Fethullah Gülen"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey, August 2014.

  • “The Seventh Al-Jami’ah Forum: “Religious Authority, Piety and Activism: Ulama in Contemporary Muslim Societies””, Lecture by Syaifudin Zuhri, August 2014.

  • "Educating the future generation: Imaginations and practices of hizmet teachers in urban Tanzania"
    Presentation by Kirstina Dohrn during the international Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD), Universität Bayreuth, June 2014.

  • "Media Practices in a Translocal Field: Identity and Piety among Hizmet Teachers in Urban Tanzania"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn during the conference “Media and Religion: The Global View”. Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, University of Colorado, USA, January 2014.

  • "From Selves to Publics: New Cartographies of Religious Practice in Berlin"
    Presentation by Kristina Dohrn during the theme days of the project “Global Prayers. Redemption and Liberation in the City”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, February 2012.