Middle East History Group

Seminar or event series

This seminar series brings together scholars interested in the histories of what we might call, for want of a better term, the Middle East and North Africa. Since its inception, it has provided a convivial forum for new perspectives and critical scholarship. We particularly welcome contributions from early-career scholars and -- in these digital times -- from those based in the region.

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Andrew Arsan (contact)
Arthur Asseraf
Camille Cole
Hannah Elsisi

Helen Pfeifer
Mezna Qato
Hana Sleiman

The Group is grateful for the financial support of the Trevelyan Fund.



In conversation on translation and Arab intellectual history

Jens Hanssen (Toronto)
Rana Issa (American University of Beirut)

In conversation on Oualdi's A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa (Columbia University Press, 2020)

M’hamed Oualdi (Sciences Po) and Arthur Asseraf (Cambridge)

In conversation on Jakes’ Egypt’s Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism (Stanford, 2020)

Aaron Jakes (New School)
Khaled Fahmy (FAMES)
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Image: section of a photo of Beirut by Benutzer:Robysan