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Autumn School Asia and Europe. Nationalism(s) – Past & Present

November 25 - 27, 2020 at Zurich University

A cooperation of the doctoral program Asia & Europe, the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at Zurich University Switzerland and the History Department of Marburg University, Germany

The autumn school is primarily adressing PhD students but also welcomes the active participation of MA-students working on their thesis and interested Postdocs.

For more information please contact program coordinator: Milena Guthörl


Past Events 2019-2020

16. & 23.1.2020

PhD Workshop

The Middle East between Asia and Europe. Micro-, meso- and macrohistorical dimensions of a political debate

PD Dr. Heinrich Hartmann, Universität Basel und Alexander Balistreri

Asien-Orient-Institut, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich

Program (PDF, 980 KB)


26.-27.01.2020 UZH-GEAS Joint Dissertation Workshop

Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin and the Interdisciplinary PhD Program Asia and Europe at University of Zurich are planning a joint PhD workshop on January 26-27, 2020 to take place at Freie Universität Berlin.

Call for Papers (PDF, 64 KB)

16.1., 23.1., jeweils 09:00-18:00

PhD Workshop "Middle East between Asia and Europe. Mikro-, meso- and makrohistoristorical Dimensions of a Political Debate"

With PD Dr. Heinrich Hartmann, Basel University

Registration open for all disciplines: Milena Guthörl


Workshop Creating Spaces, Connecting Worlds: Dimensions of the Press in the Middle East and Eurasia

at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich (RAA)

Press Workshop HS_2019 (PDF, 415 KB)


Screening: Karlstraße 10 - In Search for Muslims throughout Interwar Europe (2019)
Location: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich (RAA) Link
17:00-18:30 Film screening "Karlstraße 10" & Apero by Graduateschool

How were the lives of Muslims in interwar Europe?  Karlstraße 10 starts in an online telephone directory searching for an Arab family name in nowadays Germany to end in telling many stories about Muslims throughout interwar Europe. An Arab-Ottoman officer Zeki Kiram takes on a life journey with an amputated leg in interwar Berlin after he was injured in Sinai during WWI. This moving portrait of a defeated Arab officer in interwar Berlin takes you back in time almost a century ago giving an exciting visualization of life stories of Arabs and Muslims who lived in that crucial time of Europe. Amazing are their encounters with European inter-war ideologies. Karlstraße 10 is an enduring tale of love, politics and arms deals through the lens of unique Arab family archives in Europe. The film dives deep in a story of war victims, religion, culture, mixed marriages, arms deals, mosques, politics and more! Karlstraße 10 is a timeless film, as it makes a point that Arabs in interwar Europe were neither visitors, not colonial victims.(ERC Starting Grant project NEITHER NOR (336608) - KU Leuven - Belgium)



Autumn School Asia and Europe. Discourse, Circulation and Representation
Zurich University
Organized by the Doctoral Program Asia & Europe


Interdisciplinary Doctoral Workshop: Historical Research Practices with Prof. Andrew Goble (University of Oregon)Thursday, September 19th 2019 at Zurich UniversityWorkshop Historical Research Practices Program_2019_AuE (PDF, 72 KB)