H-Net network on the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.



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.

Recent Content

CfP: ASMEA Seventh Annual Conference, Oct 30-Nov 1, 2014

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is currently seeking paper proposals and panel proposals for presentation at the Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held October 30 - November 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. 

Call for Papers:

H-Net reviews posted to the web 07 Apr 2014 - 14 Apr 2014

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 07 Apr 2014 and 14 Apr 2014. Reviewed for H-Asia by Richard V. Simmons Campany, Robert Ford. _Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China_. Honolulu: University of Hawai?i Press, 2012. xix + 300 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8248-3602- 3. http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.php?id=37812 Reviewed for H-Judaic by Jason Mokhtarian Dolgopolski, Sergey. _Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud, The_. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. xi + 379 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-4492-8.

CfApplicants: Asia Minor Travel Seminar: Greek Orthodox Christians of Ottoman Cappadocia, July-August 2014

Dear Colleagues, 

Please note and forward to interested students: 

Summer 2014 Asia Minor Travel Seminar:
Greek Orthodox Christians of Ottoman Cappadocia
July 20-August 11, 2014

Seminar Sponsored by The New York Life Insurance Company Center for the Study of Hellenism in the Pontos and Asia Minor of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
And  The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies (ICHS) of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Of Interest: Study Opportunities at the Near East School of Theology (NEST), Beirut, Lebanon

The Near East School of Theology (NEST), located in Beirut, Lebanonwould like to announce the following study opportunities.

Preserving Protestant Heritage in the Middle East (PPHME)

Reminder: CfP: Spring 2014 issue, Syrian Studies Association Bulletin

The Syrian Studies Association Bulletin (https://ojcs.siue.edu/ojs/index.php/ssa) invites feature, news, and research article proposals for its forthcoming spring 2014 issue, covering issues of contemporary or historic interest in Bilad al-Sham and modern Syria.