Month: January 2017

The Deutsche Orientalistentag (DOT) is the largest professional meeting of Oriental Studies in Germany and one of the most important scholarly Orientalist congresses in the world. The range of disciplines encompasses the Ancient and Modern Middle East, including North Africa, as well as all of Asia, with particular emphasis on Central, South and South East Asia. The abstracts for the congress in Jena can be submitted until 31st March 2017.

Category: Conference, Events, News

Terrorism, burqa, child marriage – this have only been some of the "Islamic" subjects that German society has been occupied with throughout last year. But do these bad news really bear with scrutiny? With regard to Islam, which challenges are awaiting Germany in 2017 and how can those challenges be dealt with, while including Muslims in the process? Mathias Rohe debates stock of Islam in Germany in 2016 in conversation with Christiane Florin from Deutschlandfunk.

With the Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI) of FAU, Hüseyin I. Çiçek's project "Islam and Cold War. The politicization of Islam during the 1950ies in Kemalistic-secular and Islamic-conservative media" is funded.

Category: News, Research