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Colonialism and Mediterranean Europe Study Group


This Study Group seeks to showcase and discuss new research on colonial encounters—both past and present—in the Mediterranean and, more generally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The aim is to foster interdisciplinary discussion among historians, economists, sociologists, and political scientists who specialize on Europe and the MENA region to better understand the nature of colonial practices and their legacies. The Study Group will push scholars to take a more comparative and discerning approach when addressing the often traumatic—but hardly universal and potentially nuanced—impact that colonial encounters have had on state formation and economic development.


Study Group Events Calendar

The Cotton Boom and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Rural Egypt Colonialism and Mediterranean Europe Study Group — The Cotton Boom and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Rural Egypt
December 5, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Mohamed Saleh – Assistant Professor, Toulouse School of Economics and Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse
How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India Collonialism and Mediterranean Europe Study Group — How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India
October 17, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Yael Berda – Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International & Regional Studies, WCFIA, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University
Through a Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt The CES/CMES Colonial Encounters Working Group — Through a Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt
April 17, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Casey Primel – Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University
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