HIST 2014: Historiography of the Modern Middle East: Proseminar

Instructor: Rosie Bsheer

This graduate seminar aims to familiarize students with some of the major debates in the field of modern Middle East history and pays careful attention to competing theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches. It will look at some of the most important literature on Orientalism, area studies, Ottoman rule, colonialism, nationalism, gender, and religion. This course will prepare doctoral students for the comprehensive exam in the field of modern Middle East history but is also suitable to all PhD students interested in these thematic areas of study. It will also lay the groundwork for teaching courses on the modern Middle East.