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Tag Archives: middle east

AUTHOR ARTICLE: Continental encampment?

“Could,” ask Are John Knudsen and Kjersti Berg, “refugee camps, as traditionally understood, be scaled up to embrace a region hosting millions of refugees and migrants?” Here they discuss their new book, CONTINENTAL ENCAMPMENT: GENEALOGIES OF HUMANITARIAN CONTAINMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE, which explores responses to mass migration and traces the genealogy of […]

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually on April 24th to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history.

‘Life Is Tight Here’: Displacement and Desire amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Morgen A. Chalmiers

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 24 marks the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history. For a limited time, take advantage of a special 25% discount off all of our War and Genocide Series titles […]

Historians Relate to Present Echoes of their Work

Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, Urban Violence in the Middle East explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. Below, contributors to the volume tell about their personal relationship as historians to present echoes of their […]

Observing 102nd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

  April 24 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and tens of thousands are expected to march to commemorate the event. In recognizing the significance of the occasion we would like to bring to your attention a small but select number of titles which deliver scholarly expertise and informed opinion around the subject. […]

Artisan Society and Struggles in the Ottoman Empire

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the history of the lives and work of middle eastern artisans. Bread from the Lion’s Mouth: Artisans Struggling for a Livelihood in Ottoman Cities, soon to be published, uses archival documents to re-create a scene of life in the Ottoman Empire from the fifteenth through twentieth […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues for January

Anthropology of the Middle East Volume 9, Issue 1 This issue focuses on the critical political anthropology of the Middle East.  

Reflecting on ‘Post-Cosmopolitan’ Odessa

Recently published in paperback, Post-Cosmopolitan Cities: Explorations of Urban Coexistence offers readers an in-depth view into the lives of urban dwellers in six cities, from Venice to Warsaw and Odessa to Thessalonica. Below, volume editors Caroline Humphrey and Vera Skvirskaja reflect on the content of their volume and how the study sites and subjects may have changed […]

From Idea to Book- Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives

From Idea to Book is an occasional series in which Berghahn authors and Editors discuss the origins of their work. Here, Marcia Inhorn and Soraya Tremayne describe how the volume Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies, which was recently published by Berghahn, came about. Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologiesis the result of a wonderful conference workshop, held from 18 […]