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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Workshop: Ottoman Aleppo

Le Groupe d’études turques et ottomanes (GÉTO) est heureux de vous inviter à sa 5e Journée d’étude :

« Requiem for Ottoman Aleppo/Alep à l’époque ottomane, un requiem »

21-22 février 2014

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)


Programme :

Vendredi 21 février

Local DS-1950


10h30-11h00   Mot de bienvenue

11h00-12h30   Premier panel (présidente de séance : Ariel Salzmann)

- Charles Wilkins, « Patterns of Leadership in the Guilds of 17th-Century Ottoman Aleppo »

MESA panel members needed for "Urbanism and the Politics of the Mandate Period, local versus imperial interests"

Middle East Studies Association 2014 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, 22-25 November 2014

Organizer: Harrison Guthorn (University of Maryland, PhD Candidate)

"Urbanism and the Politics of the Mandate Period, local versus imperial interests"

I apologize for the double posting but one more panelist is needed. The deadline has been extended to February 13th for submission of abstracts and CVs.

CFP: Beyond Camps and Forced Labour


"Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution"

Fifth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Imperial War Museum London, 7-9 January 2015

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the four successful conferences, which took place at the Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012.  It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.