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Current Issues

November 20th 2016

Media Response

Literature and Political Change in Indonesia

October 20th 2016, 6–8 p.m.

Room E.02
Building „Normative Ordnungen“
Max-Horkheimer-Straße 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

A Conversation with Eka Kurniawan & Goenawan Mohamad

As a whole, Indonesian literature has documented the country’s political and cultural history but, just as significantly, it has set the tenor for nation-wide discussion. Two cases in point are the purge of Communism in 1965 and thereafter and, 33 years later, the downfall of Soeharto in 1998.

You can download the poster of the discussion (pdf).

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June 7th 2016

New publication added: “The young wild ones of the ummah. Heroic gender constructs in jihadism” by Susanne Schröter

January 17th 2016

Translations of recent publications are available for download.

July 2nd 2015

New contributions by Susanne Schröter (pdf) and Sonia Zayed (pdf) against the backdrop of the recent incidents in Tunisia.

March 7th 2015

Frustrated Romance: Muslimas join the jihad as rebels, only to end up as prostitutes.

Frankfurter Forschungszentrum Globaler Islam
Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam

Islamism and Islamic fundamentalism are on the rise both in Muslim-dominated states and the Muslim diaspora communities in Europe. This development has the potential to trigger considerable social and political conflict. At the same time, Muslim intellectuals and scholars all over the world are envisioning concepts of an interpretation of Islam that is compatible with democracy, human rights, women’s and children’s rights, as well as with humanist ideals.

The Frankfurter Forschungszentrum Globaler Islam (Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam) is designed as a think tank that subjects these dynamics to scholarly analysis, and specifies their significance with regard to Germany. Combining regional and national perspectives with transnational and global approaches, the center is in a position to establish contexts and connections, and to advise both state and civil-society actors.