Dieser Konferenzbericht von Johanna Beamish, Referentin für Wissenschaftskommunikation in der Geschäftsstelle der Max Weber Stiftung, ist erstmalig in der aktuellen Ausgabe unseres Magazins „Weltweit vor Ort“ 01/20 erschienen.
Kategorie: Orient-Institut Beirut
Der Kalte Krieg oder Ost-West-Konflikt ist bislang stark als politischer bzw. potenziell militärischer Konflikt zwischen den USA und der UdSSR untersucht worden. Die vielfältigen Beziehungen innerhalb der Blöcke, besonders diejenigen im Ostblock, die in besonderer Weise als Beziehungen des Wissens innerhalb seiner Metropolen und zwischen diesen und zahlreichen Ländern der sogenannten Dritten Welt gestaltet wurden, sind bisher weitgehend unerforscht geblieben.
Being plagued by overlapping crises, Lebanon has mastered the COVID-19 crisis so far very well. Phases of easing up are interrupted by phases of renewed lock-down to prevent a second wave of infections now. The researchers of the Orient-Institut Beirut, one of ten MWS institutes worldwide, report how the country and the institute are coping with the situation.
Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Gleichheit? Frauen und Prostitution im Pressediskurs des spätosmanischen Damaskus
Nach der Jungtürkischen Revolution vom Sommer 1908 und der Wiedereinsetzung der osmanischen Verfassung von 1876 wurden Geschlechterbeziehungen und die Präsenz von Frauen im öffentlichen Raum zu einem der Brennpunkte für die Aushandlung der Bedeutung von Freiheit und Gleichheit.
Very surprisingly, last week my article in the special issue of Religions on “Domestic Devotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe” was published. The entire publication process was refreshingly professional and fast. The article investig…
Today we return to a work that has been a staple on this blog, Ibn Ṭūlūn’s al-Ghuraf al-ʿaliyya. In this and the following entries, I will introduce the few women that the author included in this biographical dictionary. As other authors before h…
When I began this blog, one of my main ideas was to share some fruits of my readings of medieval and early modern Arabic biographical literature. With this post I will begin a series of shorter posts that returns to this idea. I could think of no bette…
Ibn Tulun’s chronicle Mufākahat al-Khillān contains a curious anecdote, in which a man from “the lands of Ḥasan Bāk” comes to Damascus and just takes over the Kujujāniyya Khānqāh, which was in the hands of one of the most powerful men in town, the Shāfiʿī chief judge Shihāb al-Dīn Ibn al-Farfūr. [Rajab 892] In this month, a man came from the lands of Ḥasan Bāk and presents confirmed documents from the highest ranks of the family (dhurriya) of the endower of the Kujujāniyya Khānqāh; he wanted to … Continue reading Comes a man from the East
In der Reihe #MWSLieblingsorte stellen die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Institute der Max Weber Stiftung ihre ganz persönlichen Lieblingsorte vor. In dieser Folge zeigt uns Peter Blank, Visiting Fellow am OI Beirut, seinen persönlichen Lieblingsort: Bsharri im Nordlibanon.
In my article “Between Beirut, Cairo, and Damascus: Al-amr bi-al-maʿrūf and the Sufi/Scholar Dichotomy in the Late Mamluk Period (1480s–1510s)” I proposed that several groups named in the sources as Sufis could have resembled paramilitary groups. They were viewed as cohesive bodies of men exactly because they would act as such in military conflicts, being called upon or pledging allegiance to one faction or other. In fact, their twofold impact on military efforts, both by preaching and waging jihād, must have made them appear … Continue reading Sufis in war: an update
Last year, my article on different modes of transmission of Ibn Ṭūlūn manuscripts was published in the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts. One figure that was ostentatiously involved in the certification of the manuscripts Chester Beatty Library, MS Ar. 3101 and Staatsbibliothek, MS Landberg 704, I could not identify by that time. He inscribed himself on the title pages of both manuscripts as Aḥmad Efendī Ḥasībī-zādeh in the year 1265/1849. Today, we revisit the identity of this person. First, in both cases Ḥasībī-zādeh’s full note reads as … Continue reading Aḥmad Ḥasībī-zādeh and Ibn Ṭūlūn MTMs
“I was and still am particularly interested in the mobility of people and texts” – 5in10 with Christopher Bahl
Christopher Bahl received his PhD in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in September 2018 with a thesis on Histories of Circulation –…
The funding period of the research cluster Dyntran: Dynamics of Transmission draws to a close very soon. The exchanges in this cluster have proven influential on my research since its inception in 2015. The focus on the social and especially familial contexts of writing has become a core element of several recent publications. As I am currently working on the chapter for the final edited volume in which I try to develop these ideas further, I have revisited Ibn Tulun’s own familial network. It … Continue reading How important was Ibn Tulun’s uncle Yusuf?
For our next WeberWorldCafé „Changing Neighourhoods“ we are looking for Science Reporters! The next WeberWorldCafé „Changing Neighbourhoods“ will take place on January 29, from 2:30pm – 6:00pm in Berlin. It…
Writer’s block is a common experience among academics and other writers alike, let alone students. I have suffered from it numerous times while preparing—and I still am—my book proposal and the corresponding manuscript. And I experienced this blog as much a distraction from doing those more important things as an aide to progressing with those things. And today I will just relate some of those experiences and how one can use a blog to one’s advantage in writing, especially when long-term projects are concerned. … Continue reading How to write with your Blog and through your Blog
January 29, 2019 from 2:30 to 6:00pm Werkstatt der Kulturen Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin To participate, please register your name via firstname.lastname@example.org Neighbourhood relations differ from other kinds of relations…
Einige Auslandsinstitute der MWS bieten neben Programmen für Promovierende und Postdocs auch kürzere Gastaufenthalte für erfahrene Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler an. Die Programme für erfahrene Forschende stellen wir in diesem Beitrag vor.