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Knowledge Exchange from Denmark to Turkey

The workshop was organized by the Orient-Institut Istanbul as part of the project titled “A Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities. A Comparison between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey” and University of Southern Denmark as part of the project “Medicine Man: Media Assemblages of Medicalized Masculinity”.

“I Deal With the History of Concepts and Ideas; I Deal With Both Explicit and Implicit Knowledge” – Interview with Shahrzad Irannejad

Today, we talk to Shahrzad Irannejad, a research fellow at Orient-Institut Istanbul. She is a researcher in the history of medicine in the Islamicate world and joined Orient-Institut Istanbul in the fall of 2020.

Second Network Meeting of Submodule 1b “Interaction and Knowledge in the Pacific Region”

On October 29th and 30th 2020, the members of the subproject “Interaction and Knowledge in the Pacific Region” met for their second network meeting. The first network meeting took place in June 2019 at...

Late Soviet Assessments on International Organizations and Climate Change – Two Documents From Russian Archives

By Benjamin Beuerle | While there is a growing number of insightful studies on Soviet and Russian debates and attitudes on climate change, we still know relatively little about how the nascent climate change diplomacy was assessed internally by Soviet actors.

Research on the Rifa’iyya, a Sufi order in South-Western Asia

by Aliya Iqbal Naqvi and Hasan Ali Khan |
As a Sufi order or tariqah, the Rifa’iyya is better identified with its birthplace Iraq, and with parts of Anatolia and the Levant. A living branch of the order, however, that retains its pre-modern organizational structure is based today in the city of Karachi, with strong connections across the regions of Pakistani Baluchistan, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan, and the northern coast of Oman.

“The Relationships I Am Investigating Are Knowledge Relationships” – Interview with Stella Kneifel

Today, we talk to Stella Kneifel. She joined the University of Erfurt as a PhD student in history in 2018 and the project “Relations in the Ideoscape” in March 2019. She holds degrees in Sociology and Education from the University of Jena (B.A.) and in Middle Eastern Sociology and History from the University of Erfurt (M.A.).

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