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Advanced Historical Literature: Middle East


About the Course:

A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. ME. Middle East. 

For Winter 2021: Advanced Historical Literature: Middle East

“Freedom and Unfreedom in the Modern Middle East”
This course focuses on histories of policing, imprisonment, and the quest for freedom  in the modern Middle East. It will explore historical experiences ranging from North Africa, to the Arabian Peninsula, the Eastern Mediterranean. We study spectra of freedom and unfreedom in experiences of bondage, slavery, labor, conscription, detention, and punishment. The course will focus on both the lived experiences and microhistories of (un)freedom as well as the institutions and structures that shaped these experiences (police, prisons, households, hospitals, and more.) 


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Sherene Seikaly   

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