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: Appropriating Space in Colonial and Imperial Contexts

Since their renewal in the 1980s, colonial and imperial studies have often focused on cultural representations and social practices. More recently, scholars have shown increased interest in the spatial dimensions of colonial phenomena, producing thematic atlases and analyzing imperial cartographies.

2nd Call for Submissions: Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Dissertation and Article on Syria

In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association each year awards prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following.

In 2016, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding dissertation completed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Conference (Rethymno, Crete): Insularities Connected: Bridging Seascapes, from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Beyond

Insularities Connected: Bridging  Seascapes, from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Beyond

An international conference at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas in Rethymno, Crete.

10-12 June 2016

Organised by: Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FO.R.T.H., York University, Canada, and Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations's (AKMED)