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Writing About Sectarianism

Writing About Sectarianism
4 Bancroft Ave., Room 200
Time: Mar 7th, 11:00 am End: Mar 7th, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Seminar with Ussama Makdisi, Rice University

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations is pleased to present:

Ussama Makdisi, History, Rice University

Writing About Sectarianism

Ussama Makdisi is Professor of History and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University. He is the author of Faith Misplaced: the Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations, 1820-2001; Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East; The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon; and is co-editor of Memory and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa.  Among his major articles are “Anti-Americanism in the Arab World: An Interpretation of Brief History,” “Ottoman Orientalism” and “Reclaiming the Land of the Bible: Missionaries, Secularism, and Evangelical Modernity.” Professor Makdisi is currently working on a manuscript on the origins of sectarianism in the modern Middle East.

This event is generously co-sponsored by:

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the organizer, Professor Jens Hanssen or the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at (416) 978-3306.

Professor Makdisi will also give a lecture on Thursday 6 March at 5:30 p.m. in Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs, titled A Problem of Politics and History, Not Religion: Understanding Sectarianism in the Modern Arab World.  This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Click HERE to register for it.


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