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Autobiographic Narratives and the Great War

  • Salim Tamari
Thursday 29 September 2016
LUCIS scholar Salim Tamari
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
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Autobiographic Narratives and the Great War

The Great War on the Eastern Front, looked at from the passage of one century, led to major
transformations in the way in which the people of the region – from the Ottoman capital of
Istanbul to the Arab provinces of the Empire - looked at themselves and at the world. In this lecture I will examine how the war and the fighting were reflected in the biographical
trajectories of soldiers who fought in it and civilians who endured it, and how the war affected
the transformation of their lives and the reshaping of their identity and affiliations during and
after the war.

About Salim Tamari

Salim Tamari is a Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) senior fellow and the former director of the IPS-affiliated Institute of Jerusalem Studies. He is editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds. He is professor of sociology at Birzeit University and an adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.  He has authored several works on urban culture, political sociology, biography and social history, and the social history of the Eastern Mediterranean. Tamari has served as visiting professor, University of California at Berkeley (2005, 2007, 2008); Eric Lane Fellow, Cambridge University (2008); lecturer in Mediterranean Studies Venice University (2002-present); among other posts.

This WHAT's NEW?! lecture is followed by drinks in cafe de Grote Beer (Rembrandtstraat 27).

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