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Rahina Muazu receives the Fritz-Steppat-Preis 2020 for her dissertation

News from Sep 10, 2020

The Association for the Advancement of the ZMO e.V., has awarded Fritz-Steppat-Prize 2020 to our Alumna Rahina Muazu for her PhD dissertation "Qur´an Recitation and the Nudity of the Female Voice in Nigeria". The prize is awarded for an outstanding scientific text by a young researcher who has been supervised by a member of the Association for the Advancement of the ZMO. The prize is awarded every second year and carries a purse of 500 Euro.

Fritz Steppat (1923-2006) was one of the eminent scholars of present-oriented, interdisciplinary, and practice-oriented research on the Orient in the Federal Republic of Germany. From 1992 to 1993, he was the first provisional director of the Research Focus Modern Orient, the precursor institution to today’s Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient. In 1998, in the framework of the Fritz and Gertraud Steppat Gift, the ZMO received Fritz Steppat’s private research library.

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