Fellows of the Working Group Modernity and Islam

1997 / 1998

Dr. Abdallah Chanfi Ahmed, Komoren: Islam et modernité

Dr. Zeynep Aygen, Mimar-Sinan-Universität Istanbul: Public Participation in the Cities of Islam

Dr. Pardis Minucher, Columbia University New York: The Homeland from Afar: Experiences of Iranians in Istanbul from June 1908-1909

Dr. Stephan Rosiny, Universität Frankfurt/M.: "Islamic Economy". Theory and Practice of Hezbollah in Lebanon

1998 / 1999

Dr. Khaled Adam, Cairo University: Architectural (B)Order and Social Order: Postmodernity and the Socio-Urban Condition of the Production of Space in Late 20th Century Cairo

Dr. Abdallah Chanfi Ahmed, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin: Les Pratiques de l' " Islam populaire " face à la propagande des jeunes ulémas-wahhabito-frères musulmans aux Comores et en Afrique de l'Est

Dr. Zourabi Aloiane, Central European University, Budapest: The Kurds and the Caucasus: Cultural and Religious Links in Early Modern and Modern Period

Dr. Rahal Boubrik, Université de Provence: Traditional Religious Men and Political Power in Mauritania

Dr. Christoph Herzog, Universität Heidelberg: Ottoman Modernisation and Sunnite Dissent in Baghdad: The Cases of Abu t-Tana' and Mahmud Šukri al-Alusi

Dr. Nabila Oulebsir, EHESS, CNRS: L'invention de l'occident musulman. Le rôle de l'École historique française d'Alger (1900-1962)

1999 / 2000

Dr. Jamila Bargach, Marokko: Genealogies and Debates on Kafala, Adoption, and Abandoned Children

Dr. Robert Crews, Princeton University: The House of Islam in a Christian Empire: Religion, Law, and the State in Imperial Russia

Jan Goldberg, St. Anthony's College, Oxford: Majalis al-Tujjar (1845-76) and Actor sequitur forum rei: Al-Khawaga Ya'qub al-Haddad v. al-Khawaga Markar (1855-56)

Dr. Hakan Karateke, Burhanye, Turkey: Changes in the Bases of the Ottoman Sultan's Legitimacy, as Reflected in the siyaset-name Literature (16th-20th Century)

Dr. Farish A. Noor, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Returning to the Future. The Rediscovery and Reinvention of the Islamic Civilizational Project in Malaysia as a Response to the Crisis of Globalisation and Secular Modernity

2000 / 2001

Dr. Jillali el-Adnani, Marokko/Arles: Conflicts and Hierarchy: Or how the neat and polished up saint's image was frozen

Dr. Abdallah Chanfi Ahmed, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin: Da'wa et Ngoma: Quelques aspects de l'Islam traditionnel contestés par les nouveaux ulémas aux Comores et en pays swahili (Afrique orientale). Une approche anthropologique

Dr. Samer Mahdi Ali, Indiana University: Generosity like God's: Praise Ceremony and the Cultural Foundation of an Old Virtue

Dr. David Atwill: Along the Multiple Periphery: Islamic Language, Ethnicity, and Symbols in the Borderworld of SW China

Dr. Vladimir Bobrovnikov, School for Oriental Studies, Moskau: Crime, Custom and Ethnography among the North Caucasian Muslims

Dr. Christèle Dedebant, EHESS Paris: Islamicate in Pakistan

Dr. Syrinx Hees, Bonn: "Islamic Art" in Modern Discourse. How is an "Islamic Code" used in the Discourse on Art?

Dr. Farish Noor, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Returning to the Future. The Rediscovery and Reinvention of the Islamic Civilizational Project in Malaysia as a Response to the Crisis of Globalisation and Secular Modernity

Cyris Schayegh, New York University: Engineering Homo Faber? Health science and work in the formation of the Iranian modern middle-class, 1910s-1940s. A socio-cultural history

2002 / 2003

Dr. Randa Abou-Bakr, Cairo University: Re-Examining Cultural Theory: Egyptian Colloquial Poetry as Subversive Discourse

Dr. Hülya Adak, Sabanci University: Self and Subjectivity in Live Story Narratives of the Middle East

Dr. Maher Jarrar, American University of Beirut: Space and the Poetics of Prose in Modern Arabic Narrative

Morteza Kariminiya, University of Tehran/Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation: The Role of Shaikh Tusi ind the Developmenjt of early Shi'ite Exegesis

Dr. Georges Tamer, Universität Erlangen: The Concept of Time ind Qur'an and ist Hermeneutics

Dr. Yehia Zekri, Cairo University. Arab-Jewish Literature

2004 / 2005

Dr. Shereen Abou El Naga, Cairo University: Woman Reading / Crossing Borders

Abed Azzam, Tel-Aviv University: The Hermeneutics of the Antichrist in Nietzsche's History of Christianity

Dr. Hülya Canbakal, Sabanci University: Social Conflict in 18th century `Ayntab

Dr. Constantin Iordachi, Central European University, Budapest: Inter-Communitarian Relations at the Lower Danube: The Case of the Dobrudjan Merchant Cities of Tulcea, Sluina and Constanta (1839-1940)

Dr. Assaad Elias Kattan, University of Balamand: Thinking Modernity. A Study of Reception of Modern Hermeneutics in Islamic Lebanese Circles (1992-2004)

Dr. Kader Konuk, University of Michigan: Jewish-German Philologists in Turkish Exile

Dr. Nora Lafi, Université de Paris/Université de Provence, Arles : Old regime urban government in Merchant cities of the Ottoman Empire (Middle-East and Maghreb)

Dr. Abdellah Larhmaid, University of Mohammed V: Jewish Minority, Muslim Majority: Formation of Nationalist Ideas in Modern Morocco

Dr. Ulrika Martensson, Trondheim University: Notions of Reform in Medieval Islamic Hermeneutics, the 'new' Orientalist Discourse, Max Weber's 'Interpretative Sociology' and Cultural 'Ideal Types'

Dr. Asli Niyazioglu, Oxford University: Between Two Worlds: Writing Life Stories in the Late 19th Century

Dr. Azam Puyazadeh, Tehran University : The Development of Tafsir from Other Worldly Orientation to Worldly Orientation

Dr. Samah Selim, Marseille: 'The Peoples Entertainment': The Popular Novel in Egypt, 1904-1911

Dr. Malek Sharif, Freie Universität Berlin: A Social History of the Medical Profession in 19th Century Beirut

Dr. Yücel Terzibasoglu, Bogazici University: Urban Property and Administration in Dispute: Ayvalik, 1877-1926

2005 / 2006

Dr. Shereen Abou El Naga, Cairo University: Women Reading / Crossing Borders

Dr. Hany Hanafy, Tanta University: Re-inscribing the Boundaries of the Novelistic and History in Radwa Ashour's Part of Europe

Dr. Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeast University: Subversive Acts: the Theatre and Social Contestation in Syria and Egypt, 1850-1914

Dr. Nora Lafi, Zentrum Moderner Orient: Old regime urban government in Merchant cities of the Ottoman Empire (Middle-East and Maghreb)

Dr. Abdellah Larhmaid, University of Mohammed V: Jewish Minority, Muslim Majority: Formation of Nationalist Ideas in Modern Morocco

Dr. Dana Sajdi, Amman: The Barber of Damascus: Episodes in Early Modern Culture