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: The Power of Language: Linguistic and Social Order in the Ottoman Empire

Dear List Members, please find the following call for papers for the upcoming Turkologentag. Thanks!
 
CFP: The Power of Language: Linguistic and Social Order in the Ottoman Empire

It is often claimed that in the Ottoman Empire educated elites seamlessly blended the “three tongues”—Persian for poetry, Arabic for religion, and Turkish for politics—into the syncretic “Ottoman” language.

CFP: 3rd Levantine Heritage Foundation international conference: 'The Levantines: Identities and Heritage'

Call for Papers has been issued for the upcoming 3rd Levantine Heritage Foundation international conference, titled: ‘The Levantines: Identities and Heritage’.  The conference dates are 2-4 November 2018 and it is going to take place in Athens, Greece.

The full text of the CfP and its future updates is here:

http://levantineheritage.com/pdf/LHF-Athens-2018-call-for-papers.pdf

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