Projekt Power


The Oriental Institute’s research platform Power and Strategies of Social and Political Order was established in April 2015. The project is concerned with a multifaceted, interdisciplinary and comparative long-term research of power through an innovative amalgamation of the traditional strengths of Oriental studies as a form of historical-philological scholarship with impulses from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines. The project is further structured into three interrelated, topically, and disciplinarily framed research panels: ‘Foundations of Power,’ ‘Representations of Power,’ and ‘Structures of Power.’ By thorough enquiry in textual primary sources and ethnographic field research data, the research team delivers research publications, academic events, and networking activities, as well as outreach to universities, state institutions, non-state actors, media, and the general public.


Newsletter 2015/2016