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Writing the Translocal History of an Arab City: Methodological and conceptual considerations

Ulrike Freitag (ZMO Berlin)

Thursday, 16 December 2021 14:15

On Thursday, 16 December 2021 the Graduate School and the Leibniz ScienceCampus invite to a colloquium lecture by Ulrike Freitag entitled "Writing the Translocal History of an Arab City: Methodological and conceptual considerations".



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:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag is director 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. Her regional focus in son Arab countries (notably Arabian Peninsula and Bilād al-Shām) and Indian Ocean.


Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World


Event via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 644 8993 9168)