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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - History of Azerbaijan

Research Profile

Areas of Research:


• Islamic Modernism (comparative focus: North Africa & the Middle East – Caucasus – Central Asia)
• Expansions – Empires – Colonization (comparative focus: Caucasus as a part of the Ottoman – Persian – Russian Empires)
• Modern Muslim Elite (Azerbaijan – Caucasus – Russian Empire/Soviet Union and
Neighboring Countries in the 19/20th Century)
• Shifting Identities in Transformation Processes (Caucasus/Azerbaijan, late 18th – 20th
Centuries)
• Social and Self-perception (Muslims/Caucasus – „Distortions“)
• German-Caucasian Relations (Explorers – Colonialists – Entrepreneurs)