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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CfPanelists MESA 2014: Social Approaches to Lebanese Shi'i History

We are seeking abstracts for a panel on Social Approaches to Lebanese Shi'i History Middle East Studies Association 2014 Annual Meeting to be held in washing Washington, DC, 22-25 November 2014.  Please send an abstract (300-400 words) and CV to pascal.abidor@mail.mcgill.ca no later than February 5th.  Authors will be notified by February 8th and have until February 15th to submit their abstract to the MESA annual meeting website.  MESA

CfP: MESA 2014 panel, “Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Modernist Discourse”

Call for papers for a Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting 2014 panel, “Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Modernist Discourse” (Washington DC, Nov 22-25, 2014)

Deadline for 400-word abstract: Wednesday February 5th

About this Network

H-Levant is H-Net's Network on the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean

I. The H-Levant Network: Scope, Content, Purpose

H-Levant is dedicated to the history and culture of the predominantly Arabic-speaking lands of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Ottoman conquests (ca. 1500) to the present.

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