Hajj Lecture Series 2016/2017 Poster

At the Centre of the World? A Spatial Approach to the Hajj Pilgrimage

Lecture series organised by the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Zentrum Moderner Orient. The fifth session on "Narrating the Hajj" with lectures by Manja Stephan-Emmrich (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Marjo Buitelaar (University of Groningen) will be held on 27 April 2017 at Institute of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Poster Konfiguration des Säkularen

Konfiguration des Säkularen

Lecture series of the Insitute of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin during summer semester 2017 with lectures by Prof. Gudrun Krämer, Prof. Schirin Amir-Moazami and Dr. Ruth Mas. The lecture series is organised by Prof. Schirin Amir-Moazami and will take place Thursdays at 6pm.


Beatrice Gründler receives Advanced Grant by the European Research Council

Beatrice Gründler, Principal Investigator at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, receives an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The most prestigious funding awarded for scientific projects in Europe honors her project for a critical, annotated digital edition of the “Kalila wa-Dimna,” a collection of fables, considered one of the earliest Arabic prose works and a central text of Arabic wisdom literature.


Provincializing Epistemologies - Reflections on Hegemonies of Knowledge Production and the Politics of Disciplinary Divisions

This discussion series on TRAFO - Blog for Transregional Reserach is edited by Schirin Amir-Moazami and Ruth Streicher and pursues a set of events and conversations held at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies since 2013.


"From Muslims to Turks. Consensual demographic engineering between Interwar Yugoslavia and Turkey"

New peer-reviewed article by our doctoral fellow Thomas Schad in the Journal of Genocide Research.

Doctoral Students' Blog


Bahar Baser & Aleksandra Lewicki: "The Turkish referendum thwarts civil rights struggles – in Europe and in Turkey"

Bahar Baser and BGSMCS Postdoctoral Fellow Aleksandra Lewicki on the Turkish referendum on Sunday, 16th April 2017, where Turkish citizens are to decide whether Turkey’s parliamentary republic will be turned into a presidential system.



BGSMCS abroad

On 6 April 2017, Jannis Grimm talked about "Contentious Coalition and Evolving Repertoires in Post-Coup Egypt"  during the "International Conference on Cross-movement Mobilization" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

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).