Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freitag

Freitag

Institute of Islamic Studies

Professor

Research Focus: History of Arab nations, History of the Indian Ocean, Historical urban studies, Islamic networks on the Indian Ocean

Address
Fabeckstr. 23-25
Room 1.1052
14195 Berlin
Email
ufreitag[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de

Academic Career

Study

1987 – 1991

Doctoral Studies: History, Islamic Studies, German Literature, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

1981 – 1987

Study of History, Islamic Studies, German Literature, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (1981-1983), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (1983-1987), Universität Damaskus (1984-1985)

Graduation / Academic Degrees

2002

State Doctorate (Habilitation) in Islamic Studies, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn

1991

PhD (Dr. phil) in History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

1987

Magister Artium in History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Current Position

since 2002

Director, Zentrum Moderner Orient, in conjunction with a special Professorship (S-Professur) in Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Earlier Profession / Positions held

1993-2002

Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, School of Oriental and African Studies

1991

Wissenschaftliche Angestellte, Chair of non-European History, Fern-Universität Hagen

Scholarships and Awards

2000-2001

Scholarship to complete State Doctorate (Habilitation), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)

1999-2000

Junior Fellowship, Historisches Kolleg München

1996-1997

One year DFG Project for research in Yemen and Southeast Asia

1993

9 month DFG scholarship for research in British Archives

1988-1991

Graduate Scholarship (Graduiertenförderung) Baden-Württemberg

1983-1987

Scholarship by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

1983, 1984-84

Scholarships by DAAD to study Arabic in Cairo and Damascus

Membership and Further Activities

Deutsch Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO)

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG)

since 2012

Advisory Board member Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

since 2012

Vice-chairperson enquiry board, BBAW

since 2010

Co-Editor: Journal of Arabian Studies, London

since 2009

Member of Pool of Reviewers, European Science Foundation (ESF)

2007 - 2011

Scientific advisory board, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University, Bremen

2007 - 2011

Advisory board member and deputy chairperson of the Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

2007-2009

Scientific advisory board, Studie zur Internationalen Positionierung der Geisteswissenschaften (financed by the German Ministry of Education and Research)

since 2005

Advisory Board, Orient Institut Beirut (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft)

since 2005

Selection Committee for Georg-Foster-Scholarships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

since 2005

Co-Editor: Journal of Global History, Cambridge

since 2003

Co-Editor: Geschichte und Gesellschaft

since 2002

Editor: ZMO Studien, Berlin

since 2001

Co-Editor: SOAS/Routledge/Curzon Studies on the Middle East