Between monumentality and informality: contemporary urban-religious configurations in Azerbaijan

Dr. Tsypylma Darieva (social anthropologist, ZOiS)

ZOiS Research Colloquium

As of the summer semester 2019, the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), is opening invitations to a new multidisciplinary research colloquium. The colloquium is to serve as a discussion forum for work in progress by PhD candidates, postdocs, and established researchers whose work in the social sciences focuses on Eastern Europe. With this colloquium, the aim is to establish a permanent meeting point in the Berlin-Brandenburg area for those engaged in research on Eastern Europe. The research colloquium will take place at ZOiS every second Wednesday in the month during the semester. If you wish to participate, please register online.


Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, ZOiS
Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kropp, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Programme, summer semester 2019

8 May 2019
Trenches, Trials, Trenchcoats? Explaining Variance and Success in the Trajectories of the pro-Ukrainian Volunteer Bataillons
Johann Zajaczkowski (PhD candidate & Zeit-Foundation Fellow
, Universität Bonn)

12 June 2019
Between Monumentality and Informality: Contemporary Urban-Religious Configurations in Azerbaijan
Dr. Tsypylma Darieva (
Social anthropologist, ZOiS)

10 July 2019
Innovative models of participation in Poland, (East)Germany and Ukraine: Paving the way to democratic resilience?
Dr. Susann Worschech (Researcher,
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder)