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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Call for Attendance: Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Beirut, May, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to join us at the Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, to be held at the American University of Beirut from May 11 to May 13, 2017.

The conference will be conducted in two parts and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Mamluk architecture from May 8-10, 2017.

A preliminary conference schedule may be found at the conference website:


ANNC: 2018-19 Fulbright US Scholar Program Competition

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in the Middle East and North Africa. We invite you to consider applying for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award, and also invite you to encourage your colleagues to be a part of this important international experience. Below you’ll find some ways you can get involved.