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Research Colloquium | Writing the Translocal History of an Arab City: Methodological and Conceptual Considerations (Ulrike Freitag)

| Research Colloquium

In this session of the research colloquium Ulrike Freitag (Berlin) will explore what it means to "write the translocal history of an Arab city".

This presentation connects the central idea of my recently published History of Jeddah (CUP 2020) to wider conceptual and methodological concerns at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. The institute’s work has been characterised by a strong interest in translocality as a research perspective. More recently, the institute is also focussing more systematically on emic concepts, investigating how these might connect with, inform and possibly change the conceptual terminology with which we investigate non-Western pasts and presents. More concretely, what happens to the Western notion of ‘cosmopolitanism’ when transplanted into a self-consciously Islamic port city?

Ulrike Freitag is Director of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin, in conjunction with a full special professorship (S-Professur) at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

When?  Thursday, 16 December 2021, 14:15 CET

Where?  online via Zoom, Meeting-ID: 644 8993 9168

The research colloquium is organized in cooperation with the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (GS OSESUR). The full program for the winter semester can be found here.