Week 6 Roll Call

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East
Dawn, C. Ernest. From Ottomanism to Arabism: Essays on the Origins of Arab Nationalism. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1973.
Hourani, Albert. Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1789-1939. Oxford University Press: United Kingdom, 1962.
Zeine, Zeine N. Arab-Turkish Relations and the Emergence of Arab Nationalism. Beirut, Lebanon: Khayat’s, 1958.
Research Seminar in United States History
Bender, Thomas. “Historians, the Nation, and the Plentitude of Narratives.” In Thomas Bender, ed., Rethinking American History in a Global Age. Berkeley: UC Press, 2002, 1-22.Chang, Kornel. “Circulating Race and Empire: Transnational Labor Activism and the Politics of Anti-Asian Agitation in the Anglo-American Pacific World, 1880-1910.” Journal of American History 96, no. 3 (2009): 678-701.

Gutierrez, Ramon, and Elliot Young. “Transnationalizing Borderlands History.” Western Historical Quarterly 41, no. 1 (2010): 26-53.

Kelley, Robin D. G. “How the West Was One: The African Diaspora and the Re-mapping of U.S. History.” In Thomas Bender, ed., Rethinking American History in a Global Age. Berkeley: UC Press, 2002, 123-147.

Smallwood, Stephanie. “African Guardians, European Slave Ships, and the Changing Dynamics of Power in the Early Modern Atlantic.” The William and Mary Quarterly 64, no. 4 (2007): 679-716.

History and Theory
This week’s theme: Cliometrics and Geography

Bodenhamer, David J. “Beyond GIS: Geospatial Technologies and the Future of History.” In History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, In A. von Lünen and C. Travis, eds. Dordrecht: Spring Science+Business Media, 2013, 1-13.

Greasley, David, and Les Oxley. “Clio and the Economist: Making Historians Count.” Journal of Economic Surveys 24, no. 5 (2010): 755-774.

Mayhew, Robert J. “Historical Geography, 2009-2010: Geohistory, the Forgotten Braudel and the Place of Nominalism.” Progress in Human Geography 35, no. 3 (2010): 409-421.

Owens, J. B. “Toward a Geographically-Integrated, Connected World History: Employing Geographic Information Systems (GIS).” History Compass 5/6 (2007): 2014-2040.

Schlichting, Kurt. “Historical GIS: New Ways of Doing History.” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 41, no. 4 (2008): 191-196.

Women in Arabic Literature

Hanan al-Shaykh, Only in London (excerpts)

Ahlam Mostaghanemi, Memory of the Flesh (excerpts)

Miscellaneous
One of the graduate students in our program is coordinating an Arabic coffee hour where a group of us choose a reading in Arabic, translate it, and then meet to go over our translation. I’ve chosen our first reading from a 1926 issue of a magazine I found when I did research at the Smithsonian for my thesis: الجديدة المرأة (The New Woman). The article is المرأة التركية الجديدة (“The Turkish New Woman”) by Halide Edib. It should be fun.

Cheers to the half-way point!