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Private Film Screening – The Sound of Friendship, 08th September, 2022

After sev­er­al suc­cess­ful pri­vate screen­ings in Ger­many and India and very pos­i­tive feed­back in the inter­na­tion­al press, we are hap­py to announce that the film is now also being shown… Read More


Private Film Screenings & Book Launch – The Sound of Friendship & Cordial Cold War

After the pre­miere and sev­er­al pri­vate screen­ings in Ger­many as well as the pos­i­tive feed­back in the inter­na­tion­al press, Anan­di­ta Bajpai’s film “The Sound of Friend­ship: Warm Wave­lengths in a… Read More


Workshop ‘Benjamin Schultze‘s dialogue book on Madras. A critical approach to a cultural-historical missionary source’

01. & 02.03.2022 Work­shop organ­ised by MIDA, (Das Mod­erne Indi­en in Deutschen Archiv­en) in Coop­er­a­tion with the Franck­esche Stiftun­gen, Halle. Intro­duc­tion Ben­jamin Schultze (1689–1760) was one of the most pro­lif­ic, but… Read More


Private Film Screenings — The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War, a film by Anandita Bajpai, 19.10. & 21.11.2021

The film pre­miered on 19.10. in the hal­lowed halls of the Funkhaus — the erst­while seat of Radio Berlin Inter­na­tion­al (RBI) — which made the fol­low­ing podi­um dis­cus­sion and Q&A… Read More


Colloquium: Asian Industrialism, Labour Movements and Cultural Nationalism: Interwar contexts of German trade-union writings on “Working India”. By Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja. (Jan 19, 2021)

Depart­ment of Mod­ern South Asian His­to­ry Col­lo­qui­um Asian Indus­tri­al­ism, Labour Move­ments and Cul­tur­al Nation­al­ism: Inter­war con­texts of Ger­man trade-union writ­ings on “Work­ing India” Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahu­ja The 1920s saw a… Read More


Coming soon: The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War? (Film)

The Sound of Friend­ship: Warm Wave­lengths in a Cold, Cold War? A Film on Radio Berlin Inter­na­tion­al in India A Film by: Anan­di­ta Baj­paiFea­tur­ing: Arvind Sri­vas­tav, Friede­mann Schlen­der, Mahesh Jha, Sabine ImhofEdit­ing… Read More


Buchvorstellung “A Great War in South India. German Accounts of the Anglo-Mysore Wars, 1766–1799” von Ravi Ahuja und Martin Christof-Füchsle (Hg.)

Ein­ladung zur Buchvorstel­lung Ravi Ahu­ja and Mar­tin Christof-Füch­sle (eds.) (2019). A Great War in South India. Ger­man Accounts of the Anglo-Mysore Wars, 1766–1799. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter Old­en­bourg. Don­ner­stag,… Read More


Germans in 18th Century India: A Social History of Everyday Life (Program and Abstracts)

Work­shop Pro­gram The work­shop pro­gram can be down­loaded as PDF file here. Thurs­day, 12.12.2019 11:00–11:30 am Wel­come and intro­duc­tionRavi Ahu­ja, Michael Mann, Tobias Delfs 11:30–12:30 am Indi­an soci­ety in the 18th… Read More


Lehrveranstaltung: Wissen und Wissenschaftsgeschichte in globaler Perspektive (WiSe 2019–20) (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Der Auf­baukurs wird sich ins­beson­dere der Her­stel­lung kolo­nialen Wis­sens und den  wis­senschaftlichen Wech­sel­wirkun­gen zwis­chen ‚Metropolen‘ und Kolonien seit dem 17. Jahrhun­dert bis in das 20. Jahrhun­dert zuwen­den.Wie und wo ent­stand… Read More


Launch of the MIDA Online Research Portal

The fol­low­ing report was first released in July 2019 as part of the ZMO Bul­letin No. 36. In the fifth year of its exis­tence, the DFG-fund­ed, long-term project MIDA (Mod­ernes… Read More


Das moderne Indien in deutschen Archiven (MIDA): Launch des Online-Archivportals (Veranstaltungsankündigung)

Fre­itag, 10. Mai 2019, 16 Uhr.Leib­niz-Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent, Kirch­weg 33, 14129 Berlin. MIDA ist ein von der Deutschen Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft (DFG) gefördertes Langfristvorhaben(Beginn 11/2014) unter Beteili­gung des Cen­tre for Mod­ern Indi­an… Read More


Lecture: Travelers to India from the 18th to the 20th Century (SuSe 2019) (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Euro­peans have always been fas­ci­nat­ed by India. For exam­ple — they searched for allies, spices and wealth, believed to rec­og­nize par­a­disi­a­cal won­ders or cru­el mon­sters, await­ed wise peo­ple or igno­rant… Read More


Workshop: Eine Sozialgeschichte des Alltags von Deutschen in der kolonialen Gesellschaft Indiens des “langen” 18. Jahrhunderts (12.–13. Dezember 2019)

Am 12.–13. Dezem­ber 2019 in Göt­tin­gen. Schon an der europäis­chen Expan­sion des 15./16. Jahrhun­derts nach Asien waren Deutsche beteiligt: Han­delshäuser wie die Welser und Fug­ger ermöglicht­en den Por­tugiesen finanzielle Unter­stützung für… Read More


International Workshop on The Politics Of ‘Doing Culture’ Entangled India and the German Democratic Republic during the Cold War

Dates: Decem­ber 21–22.12.2018. Loca­tion: Depart­ment of South Asian Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin.Invali­den­strasse 118, 10115 BerlinII Floor, Room 217 Intro­duc­tion: The Ger­man Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic (GDR) was offi­cial­ly rec­og­nized by… Read More


Lehrveranstaltung: Tracing India in a Berlin Archive (WiSe 2018–19)

Title: WiSe 2018–19 Trac­ing India in a Berlin Archive (Focus- Archive of the Leib­niz-Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent) (with Dr. Heike Liebau). Instruc­tors: Dr. Anan­di­ta Baj­pai and Dr. Heike Liebau. Orga­niz­er: Insti­tut für… Read More


Entangled Archives: Perspectives from Modern India in German Archives (Report)

Entan­gled Archives: Per­spec­tives from Mod­ern India in Ger­man Archives, 27.09.2018 9:00–19:00, 28.09.2018 9:00–18:00, Depart­ment of South Asian Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin, Invali­den­straße 118, Berlin.… Read More


Lecture: Die südindischen Mysore-Kriege (1766–1799) in deutschen Quellen (WiSe 2018/19)

Zu Beginn dieses Lehrforschung­spro­jek­tes wird in mehreren Sitzun­gen in die Geschichte Indi­ens im 18. Jahrhun­dert, in die Anfänge der britis­chen Kolo­nial­herrschaft und in die Geschichte der Präsenz deutsch­er Mis­sion­are und… Read More


Entangled Archives: Perspectives from Modern India in German Archives (September 27–28, 2018)

Sep­tem­ber 27–28, 2018; Depart­ment of South Asian Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin, Invali­den­straße 118, Berlin. Con­fer­ence Pro­gram: Day 1 (Thurs­day, 2018-09-27): 9:00 — 9:15 Wel­come and… Read More


Lehrveranstaltung: “Tracing India in a Berlin Archive” (IAAW, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) (WiSe 2017–18)

Title: Trac­ing India in a Berlin Archive ( Focus- Archive of the Leib­niz-Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent) (WiSe 2017–18). Instruc­tors: Dr. Anan­di­ta Baj­pai and Dr. Heike Liebau. Orga­niz­er: Insti­tut für Asien- und… Read More


Workshop “Entangled Muslim Networks in Europe, South Asia, and the Arab Middle East in the First Half of the 20th Century”

This two day work­shop aims at depict­ing the con­nec­tiv­i­ties of var­i­ous Mus­lim indi­vid­ual intel­lec­tu­als and com­mu­ni­ties in Europe, South Asia and the Arab Mid­dle East that are often stud­ied as… Read More


Aktuelle Veranstaltungen

Private Filmvorführung – The Sound of Friendship, 08.09.2022

WORKSHOP - Nodes of Translation: Rethinking Modern Intellectual History between South Asia and Germany (7-9 July 2022)
At: The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Aktuelle Publikationen

Josefine Hoffmann. 2022. Rezension von: Julian Faust: Spannungsfelder der Internationalisierung. Deutsche Unternehmen und Außenwirtschaftspolitik in Indien von 1947 bis zum Ende der 1970er Jahre, Baden-Baden: NOMOS 2021. In: sehepunkte 22 (2022), Nr. 4 [15.04.2022], URL: http://www.sehepunkte.de
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Tobias Delfs 2022. Die Südasienbestände im Unitätsarchiv der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. In: MIDA Archival Reflexicon.

Vandana Joshi. 2022. War of Words and Nerves: Diplomatic Maneuvers, Psychological Operations and Welfare Projections of British and German Empires during 1941–43. In: MIDA Archival Reflexicon.

Gerdien Jonker. 2019 & 2021. Das Archiv des Buddhistischen Hauses in Berlin-Frohnau & Postscript. In: MIDA Archival Reflexicon.