Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies has won the Einstein Prize for Doctoral Programmes
At its New Year reception on 18 January 2018, the Einstein Foundation Berlin awarded the Graduate School the Einstein Prize for Doctoral Programmes. The award honours outstanding structured doctoral programmes.
"Opposition dynamism under authoritarianism: the case of Yemen, 1994–2011"
In this article Jens Heibach and Mareike Transfeld invastigate the opposition dynamism under authoritarianism in Yemen from 1990 to 2011. They show that opposition dynamism peaks when the strength of the opposition is nearly on par with that of the regime.
Jannis Grimm and Ilyas Saliba: "Free Research in Fearful Times: Conceptualizing an Index to Monitor Academic Freedom"
Although scholars increasingly become victims of repression, concise catalogues that systematize the global restrictions of academic freedom are conspicuously absent from the literature. This recent article by our doctoral fellow Jannis Grimm for the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Political Studies intends to fill this gap by outlining the conceptual architecture of a comprehensive Academic Freedom Index (AFI).
Nicola Verderame has received the Benno Geiger Award for Poetry Translation
BGSMCS Fellow Nicola Verderame has received the Benno Geiger Award for Poetry Translation 2017, special award for the first publication by a young translator, organized by the Fondazione Cini in Venice. The book of poems by Tugrul Tanyol Il vino dei giorni a venire (The wine of the days to come, Ladolfi editore, 2016), curated by Verderame.
“The Indian State is a Paper Tiger”: For an Anthropology of the Bureaucratic State
The lecture, by Dr. Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford, UK), presents an ethnography of the developmental Indian state through a methodological grounding in the everyday life of law and bureaucracy.
Hawass - Contemporary Archive | Virtual Showroom | Open Research Exchange
Our alumn Alina Kokoschka just published the beta version of her website "hawass". Hawass is an image based open science platform on current aesthetic phenomena of Muslim cultures and societies. This project was supported by BGSMCS.
"Wer schafft das? Neue Akteurskonstellationen im Engagement für Geflüchtete"
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Aleksandra Lewicki has just published a new edited journal collection with Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen that engages with the question whether and how the recent volunteering on behalf of refugees constitutes a broader social movement.
"The blind spots of liberal citizenship and integration policy"
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Aleksandra Lewicki has just published a new article with the peer reviewed international journal Patterns of Prejudice. The piece sets out how current discourses of citizenship and integration policy have blind spots on issues of racism and inequality, and therefore set the stage for the rise of right-wing populist parties and their anti-Muslim racist agenda. They thus enabled the success of the AfD or developments like Brexit.
Numerous of our current and previous doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and principal investigators will present their research during the 33rd German Oriental Studies Conference, which will take place from 18-22 September 2017 at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena.
The art historian Prof. Dr. Wendy Shaw and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies portraited as one of the success stories of cooperation amogn universities in Berlin on the website "Berliner Universitäten im Verbund"
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.
The next Long Night of Science, an annual event in Berlin and Potsdam, will be held on 24 June 2016. Researchers from all the departments and institutes at Freie Universität are on hand to explain their innovative research. The BGSMCS will participate under the title "Trajectories of Discovery".
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.
Jannis Grimm: "Menschenrechte in Ägypten: Die ausgeblendete Krise"
Obwohl in Ägypten Nichtregierungsorganisationen verboten, Oppositionspolitiker verhaftet, Medien zensiert und der "Kampf gegen den Terrorismus" jenseits aller Konventionen geführt wird.", wurde Staatschef Al-Sisi am 12. Juni nach Deutschland eingeladen.
Our doctoral fellow Jannis Grimm will be discussant on 16 January 2018 at the event "Liebe in Zeiten der Revolution - eine Mayadin al-Tahrir Filmaufführung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem EUME/Forum für Transregionale Studien". The event will take place at Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin.