H-Levant is a moderated network for those interested in the scholarly discussion of the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Called "the Levant" in English and "al-mashriq" in Arabic, the region today includes Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and parts of Turkey. While most of the inhabitants are Arabic-speaking Muslims, there are significant populations of Jews and Christians. And although the peoples of the region are diverse, they possess a shared history stretching back millenia.

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Fellowship: 2017 JDC Archives Fellowship Program

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives invites applications for its 2017 fellowship program. In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.

ANNC: Recently published: Atlas du Liban. Les nouveaux défis

Dear colleagues

I am happy to announce the recent publishing of

Eric Verdeil, Ghaleb Faour, Mouin Hamzé (eds), Atlas du Liban. Les nouveaux défis, Beyrouth: Presses de l'IFPO, 2016

also available in Arabic:
أطلس لبنان. تحديات جديدة

Informations in French : http://www.ifporient.org/node/1843

In Arabic: http://www.ifporient.org/node/1851

Do not hesitate to suggest it to your library.


Eric Verdeil

CFP: Postgrad Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Middle East and North Africa (DEADLINE: 31 Dec 16)

The Middle East and North Africa Centre at the University of Sussex (MENACS) invites proposals for paper presentations at a forthcoming postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK) on 27-28 April 2017. The conference is designed as a broad forum that brings together UK-based PhD students working on the MENA region from any perspective. MENA here is defined in the broadest possible terms and includes Israel, Turkey, Iran and the central Asian states alongside countries in which Arabic is the majority language.