Understanding the Modern Middle East, a workshop for educators

13 Sep 2021


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Far too often, the Middle East appears as doubly alien: out of place and out of time. A century of popular culture caricatures, at least two centuries of Orientalist representations, and decades of American military interventions, have all fed into the notion of the Middle East as a turmoil-laden, sectarian, and tribal premodern region. In this course, we will go beyond these stereotypes to look at the historical forces that shaped the region across the twentieth century to understand the complexities of its peoples and societies.

This course has been designed with the generous support of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke–UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Lead Scholar: Akram Khater, North Carolina State University (Fellow, 2006–07)

Event Date: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
Sponsored By: 
National Humanities Center