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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Of Interest: Panel Discussion on Frederick F. Anscombe, 'State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands', March 25, London

List members in London may be interested to join the Rethinking Modern Europe seminar at the Institute of Historical Research

on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 17:30h for the

Discussion and launch of:

Frederick F. Anscombe,
State, Faith, and Nation in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Lands (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Discussants: Alex Drace-Francis (Amsterdam) and Ben Fortna (SOAS)

2nd CfApplications: AUB Summer Arabic Programs

AUB Summer Arabic Programs (Modern Standard Arabic & Colloquial Lebanese Arabic)

June 22 - August 7, 2015

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut will offer two intensive Arabic programs in the summer of 2015: one in Modern Standard Arabic and one in Colloquial Lebanese Arabic.

Query: Newsreels in Palestine Mandate

Dear colleagues,

Could anyone suggest any material relating to newsreels in Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s?  I’m especially interested in coverage of Gandhi’s March-April 1930 Salt March (a tactic that, as Weldon Matthews has discussed, Akram Zu‘aytir sought to adapt in Palestine).  But more general discussions of newsreels would also be helpful.