I would like to inform you about an upcoming roundtable organized by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU (OTS-NYU) on Friday June 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST). Below you can find the abstract, as well as the link to register for the lecture.
Roundtable Title: Ottoman Palestine: Why Does it Matter?
Roundtable Information: Ottoman Palestine and its legacy have been a common reference point in the Israeli / Palestinian conflict. Both sides have referred to specific historical events and details from the Ottoman era to justify their claims to authority, property, and land. What is the importance of knowing the Ottoman past for understanding today? How has Ottoman history informed both the Palestinian and Israeli actors' rhetorics? This roundtable is bringing scholars from different intellectual backgrounds to discuss these questions and beyond. Dr. Louis Fishman is the author of Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914 (Edinburgh UP, 2020); Dr. Michelle Campos is the author of Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early-Twentieth Century Palestine (Stanford UP, 2010); Dr. Issam Nassar is the author of several books including Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948 (Olive Brach P, 2013); Dr. Abigail Jacobson is the author of From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem Between Ottoman and British Rule (Syracuse UP, 2011); and Jehad Abusalim is completing his Ph.D. on the Palestinian and Arab perceptions of the Zionist project and the Jewish question before 1948.
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