Series Announcement: "Middle East Environmental Histories"

Saskia Gieling Discussion

Middle East Environmental Histories

This series seeks to publish the best work on the environmental history of the Middle East from late antiquity to the present. People in the Middle East, as everywhere, have lived in, with, and against the natural world. The multiple engagements of these peoples with environments over time helped to produce ideas, states, cultures, literatures, families, and societies. This series aims to further elaborate these histories. It will examine the Middle East in its global context while always keeping the particularities of the Middle East and its various environments in focus—the region’s historic role as the crossroads of trade between the Mediterranean and Asia, its cultural and religious diversity, the place of Islam, the balance between settled and sown, and the role of oil, to name a few. Although a series about the history of the Middle East, it will lean on interdisciplinary influences from other fields. Overall, it desires to mark the best of this growing field and help shape its future.

Series editor:

Alan Mikhail, Yale University

Series Board:                                   

Maaike van Berkel, Radboud University, Netherlands

Amina Elbendary, American University of Cairo

Faisal Husain, Pennsylvania State University

Onur Inal, University of Vienna

Michael Christopher Low, University of Utah

Zozan Pehlivan, University of Minnesota                                             

Caterina Scaramelli, Boston University

Sarra Tlili, University of Florida                             

Chronological Scope:

Late Antiquity to the present


The series welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes by established and early-career researchers.

Why publish at Leiden University Press?

  • External peer review and in-house copyediting by native speakers
  • Efficient process from book proposal to publication
  • Global sales and promotion through an extensive international network of distributors and representatives in all key markets
  • Availability of e-books at major platforms, including Cambridge Core, De Gruyter, JSTOR
  • Supporter of Open Access to publishing

Leiden University Press is part of Leiden University, founded in 1575 and one of Europe's leading international research universities.

Contact Info: 

Alan Mikhail:

Saskia Gieling: