A German academic research institute of the Max Weber Foundation

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Job vacancy: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Read more

Welcome to the new OIB Director Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler Read more

Latest Publications| View all

Till Grallert - "The journal al-Muqtabas between Shamela.ws, HathiTrust, and GitHub: Producing open, collaborative, and fully-referencable digital editions of early arabic periodicals-with almost no funds" Read more

Torsten Wollina - “Between Beirut, Cairo, and Damascus: Al-amr bi-al-maʿrūf and the Sufi/Scholar Dichotomy in the Late Mamluk Period (1480s–1510s)” Read more

Daniele Cantini - "We Take Care of Our Students: Private Universities and Politics of Care in Egypt" Read more

Performing Religion: Actors, contexts and texts - Case studies on Islam Read more

Upcoming events| View all

15 2018

Public research seminar
When Relations Turn Sour: The Renan Debate of 1883 as a Moment of Disentanglement between the Middle East and Europe. Read more

22 2018

Public screening
Stitching Palestine Read more

08 2018

Public research seminar
Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910 (Oxford, 2017). (Public Book Presentation) Read more