It seems like it might be a good idea to follow up some classes with my own reflections. First of all, it is an admittedly awkward situation to share your knowledge in the environment of a diverse class, so I … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2014
This is a music video produced shortly after the revolution broke out in Egypt in January 2011. The musicians and producers are mostly Arabs and Muslims living outside the region. As you watch, make not of the themes in the … Continue reading
I’ve uploaded the reading for Friday to Blackboard in the “Reading Assignments” folder for those of you who don’t have Battle for the Arab Spring yet. As I suggested at the end of class today, you might think of the Arab Uprisings … Continue reading
This is an interesting animated map of the Middle East showing several millennia of imperial conquests.
Welcome to the class! Our first week we will start with a general orientation into the history of the modern Middle East, focusing on imperialism and the rise of nationalism after World War I. For Wednesday, I’d like you to … Continue reading