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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CFP: 43rd Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (deadline: 15 Oct 2016)

Call for Papers

The 43rd annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place in Aix-en-Provence, France, from 15 to 17 June 2017. The event will be hosted by the Archives nationales d'outre-mer.

This year's theme will be « Actors of French Colonialism, Famous and Unknown», which invites participants to focus on individuals but also on groups or peoples that played a role in the development of colonial empire. However, as usual, proposals on all aspects of overseas France will be considered.