Urban Studies Seminar

Urban Studies Seminar

The (Ottoman) Urban Studies Seminar is a joint activity of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). It focusses on the discussion of ongoing research on cities around the Mediterranean, and in regions with Muslim societies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East with a special concern for questions of cosmopolitanism, civil society, conviviality and socio-cultural, ethnic, and religious differences. The seminar is part of EUME’s research field »Cities Compared: Urban Change in the Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions« and directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi (both Zentrum Moderner Orient). Since 2006 it convenes at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient and is organized in cooperation with EUME. Please find here the programs of the past academic years:

2018-19: The Urban Spatialities of Religion in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia

2017-18: Urban Spaces of Leisure, Art and Sports

2016-17: Rethinking Urban-Rural Relations in an Age of Migration, Displacement, Environmental Transformations and Fringe Urbanization

2015-16: Refugees in the City

2014-15: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Marginality in Africa, the Middle East and Asia

2013-14: The City and its Margins

2012-13: Cities as Laboratories of Change

2009-10: Post-Ottoman Cities

2008-09: Daily Life in Ottoman Towns

2007-08: Cosmopolitanism in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond

2006-07: Ottoman Urban Studies Seminar