Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History

SAME AS V57.0550.

This course interrogates the process and effects of cultural contact between various Middle Eastern empires, nation states, and transnational networks. Beginning with the emergence and spread of the European world-economy and capitalism in the 18th century, and culminating in the postcolonial struggles of late 19th and 20th century, the course will focus on the circulation of people, ideas and commodities between Europe and the Middle East, as well as the inter-regional networks. Employing a thematic approach, we will zoom in on different historical sites of (uneven) cultural encounters and practices of exchange. Students will become familiar with key issues in new imperial history via topics such as race, gender, migration, and labour, and the ways in which local, national, regional, global and transnational flows functioned to produce, maintain and shift their meaning.

Topics vary by semester.






Spring 2020

Leila Pourtavaf
M: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM KEVO LL1