The Institute for East European Studies focuses on the diverse processes of change in the eastern part of the continent. This heterogeneous, conflict-ridden region plays an important role, particularly in light of the enlargement of the European Union.
What makes the “Islamic world” Islamic? What influence does Islam have on culture, law, and politics in societies we call “Muslim” or “Islamic”? This is the core issue studied at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies.
The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Kosmos/Ornatus. Ornament in Persia and France c. 1400 in Comparison” examines the relationship between ornaments and figures in European and Middle Eastern visual cultures.
The liaison office in Moscow supports academic exchange and the development of partnerships with universities in Russia. It also recruits young investigators and students and informs individuals from the region about German and European funding opportunities.
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