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Conference | Reorganizing the Middle East, 1912-1948


November 13, 2018
9:00am - 5:15pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Conference | Reorganizing the Middle East, 1912-1948


November 13, 2018
9:00am - 5:15pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
November 13, 2018
9:00am - 5:15pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

This two-day conference is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and may be completed via the conference web site.

Funding for this conference is generously provided by the Knapp Family Foundation.

About

The Balkan Wars of 1912-13 and the First World War led to the collapse and partition of the Ottoman Empire, the establishment of League of Nations Mandates for Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Syria, and the creation of the state system of the twentieth century Middle East. This conference will consider these topics, with particular focus on the mandates system – their place within the post-war international world order, the transition of Middle Eastern territory from Ottoman to British and French governance, the practices of the mandates “on the ground,” and the formation of mandatory political identities, both ephemeral and durable.

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Sessions

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6:58am
Conference | Panel 1: The First World War, the New International World Order, and the Mandates System
9:15am - 10:30am
Conference | Panel 1: The First World War, the New International World Order, and the Mandates System
  • Carole Fink – Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Emeritus Faculty, Department of History, Ohio State University
  • Billie Melman – Professor of Modern History, Henri Glasberg Chair of European Studies, Tel Aviv University
Conference | Panel 2: Drafting Borders? The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, Sykes-Picot Agreement, and Balfour Declaration
10:45am - 11:45am
Conference | Panel 2: Drafting Borders? The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, Sykes-Picot Agreement, and Balfour Declaration
  • Eugene Rogan – Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Motti Golani – Professor of Jewish History, The Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Derek Penslar – William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History & CES Resident Faculty
Conference | Panel 3:  Old Empire to New Empire? From the Ottomans to the British and French
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference | Panel 3: Old Empire to New Empire? From the Ottomans to the British and French
  • Leila Fawaz – Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University
  • Abigail Jacobson – Senior Lecturer, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Elizabeth F. Thompson – Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Virginia
  • Dotan Halevy – Graduate Student in History, Columbia University
Conference | Panel 4: Mandated Modernity and Alternative Forms of Governing
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Conference | Panel 4: Mandated Modernity and Alternative Forms of Governing
  • Arie Dubnov – Department of History, Stanford University
  • Fredrik Meiton – Assistant Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
  • Hilary Falb Kalisman – Assistant Professor of History and Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies in the Program in Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Conference | Panel 1: Mandated Environments
9:00am - 11:00am
Conference | Panel 1: Mandated Environments
  • Sam Dolbee – Post-doc, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University
  • Dale Stahl – Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Netta Cohen – Graduate Student in History, University of Oxford
  • Yaron Balslev – Post-doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Teaching Fellow, Tel Aviv University
Conference | Panel 2: Mandatory Identities
11:15am - 12:45pm
Conference | Panel 2: Mandatory Identities
  • Zaha Kheir – Graduate Student in Political Science, University of Oxford
  • Hagit Krik – Post-doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hadas Fischer – Graduate Student in History, Tel Aviv University
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