Senior Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute for Socio-Cultural Research at the University of Freiburg. He obtained his doctorate with a thesis on German and Ottoman Pan-Islamic Propaganda during World War I from the University of Oxford. He works on various topics concerning the Near and Middle East in the 19th and 20th century, particularly on the interaction of the region with Europe, the transition from empire to national states, phenomena as nationalism and political islam and ongoing social and ethnic conflicts.
- Germany’s Failed Pan-Islamic Propaganda Campaign of 1914-1918 Tilman Luedke · September 2015 The strategic and economic situation of Germany at the outbreak of war was, in fact, rather bleak. Mainly for fault of its own, the country would have to face a two-front war. Its allies – Austria-Hungary and Italy — were not exactly instilling much confidence. It thus came as no surprise that (...)