PD Dr. Manfred Sing
Affiliated Scholar, Collaborative Project HISDEMABRoom: 03-07, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39475
Fax: +49 6131 39 21050
Sing has been working at the IEG since February 2013.
The project examines the emergence of modern Egypt using the example of public debates on democracy, secularism and citizenship. The research project is part of the IEG sub-project "Self-Determination under Occupation? The Formation of Modern Egypt (1879-1956)" of the joint project "The Historicity of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim World" (HISDEMAB) funded by the Leibniz Association.
The research project of Manfred Sing investigated the ways in which Arab intellectuals and religious scholars have adopted European concepts of religion in order to reject external stereotypes and, at the same time, to articulate the need for religious, social, and political reform.
Egypt, as an internationally intertwined part of the British Empire, the Arab world, the Islamic reform movement and the (post-)Ottoman space, was a meeting point of mobile actors as well as globally circulating concepts in the early 20th century. The sub-project based at the IEG investigates how global concepts of health and nationalisation policies were translated into local contexts.