Welcome to the Website of the German Oriental Society: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft

The Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, founded in Darmstadt on October 2 in 1845, is the oldest association of German Orientalists. Its members mostly study languages and cultures of the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.

For more information, please download our flyer. DMG Flyer (available in German only)


The 34th Deutscher Orientalistentag will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin from 12 to 17 September 2022. The Call for Papers, abstract submission and further information can be found at https://dot2022.de/en/


Our work - a brief overview

Aims
A deeper understanding of and the spread of knowledge concerning the Orient, Africa, and Asia

Publications
Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG, journal), published since 1847
Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes (AKM, monograph series), published since 1857

Library
The library of the DMG in Halle (Saale) has about 68,000 items (as of 2016).

Deutsche Orientalistentage (DOT)
The prestigious conference of German Oriental Studies which is held in intervals of three to five years.

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