2023 LESUNGEN in deutscher Sprache / recitations in German language

Die Lesungen 2023 werden vier Abschnitte umfassen und beginnen mit dem Ramadan am 23.März 2023.

In diesem Jahr werden die Texte zu einem Schwerpunktthema auswählen.

Weitere Informationen zur Teilnahme werden ab dem 15. März 2023 hier bekanntgegeben.

Project | Literature (in German language)

Lichte Höhen zwischen Ardistan und Dschinnistan. Beobachtungen zum Spätwerk Karl Mays (1842-1912)

See file > Karl May | Spätwerk

Im Druck/Forthcoming

LockdownMaske. Zwölf pandemische Gedichte.

Frühjahr 2023

Concerning current situation:

February 25th, 2022 / January 27th, 2023

Open letter

Dear Friends and Colleagues

in Arkhangelsk, Moskow, Novodvinsk, Saint Petersburg,

as well as to Colleagues from Dutch-Bashkortostan Project (Geelvinck Museum/NL),

although difficult outer circumstances may cause some slowness in academic procedures, from my side open access to current projects will be continued. I am sure and confident that  peace, collegiality, and dialogue  for further will be kept for guideline in our academic tradition in order to show better examples to the young generation and to our students. 

Especially the students as the young generation should achieve our support and we all should listen to their fears about an uncertain future. Up to now, as scholars and academicians we became acquainted with the treasure of open possibilities for study, research and meetings. And it is the heritage and duty to all of us to keep these jewels of humanism and friendship to those who dedicate energy and study to the world of science and knowledge.

Please stay healthy and with good fortune! Be in touch!


Bashkir horseman at Ijssel River in high waters, Veessen 17 - 18h. PM, 23 Feb 2022 | Photo: Dunya Verwey, Museum Geelvinck, Amsterdam/Heerde, NL)

Chat with Goethe. Recitation of Divan in Social Media


Webinar presentation on occasion of webinar titled “The role of the 1st Bashkir Regiment in the Dutch Campaign”, conducted by Geelvinck Museum/NL online, 17.11.2021



NEW: Chat with Goethe. Recitation of Divan in Social Media. Kairoer Germanistische Studien 24, 2020, 151-156.

In Preparation 2023/24:

Update Divan – mit Goethe im West-östlichen Chat. Eine Lesung mit Bildern


Noch zum Download bis 31.12.2023: Script zum
Vortrag online | 16.07.2021, 21h

Thema: Mobile Gesellschaften - soziales Modell der Zukunft

Veranstalter: @mentorgulbeyaz
Referent: Gabriele Ziethen, Instagram @ziethengabriele

Mobile Gesellschaften
Script 2021
Mobilitaet und Migration_Script_2021.pdf (935.47KB)
Mobile Gesellschaften
Script 2021
Mobilitaet und Migration_Script_2021.pdf (935.47KB)

Materialien und Hörerbefragung bis 31.08.2021 unter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1W_KeLDVkEpsb_f-lLUpc6BYQhhM739xk&authuser=0 021



Mobile Gesellschaften 2015: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Grc87Ro5pjzbxRJuYIcVOM6ikuX4G3Hd/view?usp=sharing

Geographia poetica 2018: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nk_UXxS1O6RRcBubWfTj2v8nubgYiCsQ/view?usp=sharing

(s. > Essays)


INFO TO CO-AUTHORS / Project "Palermo 2020"

Publication project: "Palermo 2020" (working title), ed. by G. Ziethen: still in progress, prolonged until 2024 because of current situation since spring 2020. Final text contributions will be send for proof-reading until spring end of 2022.

Editor's excursions for photo-sessions had to be postponed to 2023/24

All travels concerning the book project will depend from current situation; all planning still unscheduled.

Until a completed print-edition will be ready for realization, online open access publication is planned.


Blog / Text (in German language, Level: C2)

Maskenball. Fragmente eines Unbehagens (2020-2021)

Status: active [27.05.2021]

Kommentarfunktion offen | open access for commentaries

Jetzt auch auf https://lockdownmaske.blogspot.com/2021/05/maskenball.html

International Conference, August 24 - September 7, 2019: "Maritime Bilder in Sprache, Literatur und Kunst", Northern (Arctic) Federal University, named after M. V. Lomonossow, Arkhangelsk.

Access: this website by file Northern Arctic Federal Univ.
or by link





Im Wettbewerb "Universitätsbuch 2018" in Russland / Universität Tomsk als beste elektronische Edition bewertet / winner in Russian competition "Best digital University publication 2018 (Univ. Tomsk)"

Maria Druzhinina & Gabriele Ziethen,

Deutsch für Doktoranden und Wissenschaftler.

Ein Lehrwerk

(Archangelsk, Worms 2017), 155 S., 15 Beilagen, deutsch/russisch; print/digital edition

ISBN 978-3-00-058440-4

Keywords: German language course, A/1-C/2 level



Still available (www.epubli.de, Amazon or by bookshop)

Wolfgang Biesterfeld & Gabriele Ziethen,

Geographia Poetica. Reisen zwischen Imagination und Realität. Interdisziplinäre Studien
(Berlin 2018, epubli), 252 S. (with German/English summary)

ISBN 978-3-7467-6019-3

For further information about content, please see > books,  and use contact-form

In preparation 2023:

Gabriele Ziethen & Svetlana Dvoretskaya, Pomorische Vorlesungen / Pomorian Lectures (dt./russ.)
Status: editoring work / Layout


Puppen des Russischen Nordens / Traditional dolls from the Russian North
(dt., engl., russ.) -
in progress





Pressemitteilung auf Anfrage erhältlich / Press release available by written request.