Week 9 Roll Call

Welcome to Week 9. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Khalidi, Rashid, Lisa Anderson, Muhammad Muslih, and Reeva S. Simon, eds. The Origins of Arab Nationalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Gershoni, Israel, and James Jankowski, eds. Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

History and Theory

Crosby, Alfred. “The Past and Present of Environmental History.” The American Historical Review 100, no. 4 (October 1995): 1177-1189.

Grassby, Richard. “Material Culture and Cultural History.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 35, no. 4 (Spring 2005): 591-603.

Mayne, Alan. “On the Edges of History: Reflections on Historical Archaeology.” American Historical Review (February 2008): 93-118.

McNeill, J. R. “The State of the Field of Environmental History.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 35 (2010): 345-374.

Orser, Jr., Charles E. “Twenty-First-Century Historical Archaeology.” Journal of Archaeology Res 18 (2010): 111-150.

Week 8 Roll Call

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Salibi, K. S. The Modern History of Lebanon. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1965.

Salibi, Kamal. A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered. London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 1988.

Research Seminar in United States History
Topic: The Cultural Turn

Cook, James, and Lawrence Glickman. “12 Propositions for a History of U.S. Cultural History.” In James Cook, et al, eds., The Cultural Turn in U.S. History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Enstad, Nan. “Fashioning Political Identities: Cultural Studies and the Historical Construction of Political Objects.” American Quarterly 50, no. 4 (1998): 745-782.

Imada, Adria. “Transnational Hula as Colonial Culture.” The Journal of Pacific History 46, no. 2 (2011): 149-176.

Minian, Ana. “Indiscriminate and Shameless Sex: The Strategic Use of Sexuality by the United Farm Workers.” American Quarterly 65, no. 1 (2013): 63-90.

Rieger, Bernhard. “From People’s Car to New Beetle: The Transatlantic Journeys of the Volkswagen Beetle.” Journal of American History 97, no. 1 (2010): 91-115.

Wickburg, Daniel. “Heterosexual White Male: Some Recent Inversions in American Cultural History.” Journal of American History 92, no. 1 (2005): 136-157.

Women in Arabic Literature

Rajaa Alsanea, Girls of Riyadh (excerpts)

What’s on your reading list this week?

Week 7 Roll Call

This week’s line up, for your viewing pleasure:

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Hourani, Albert. “Ottoman Reform and the Politics of Notables.” In Albert Hourani, Philip S. Khoury, Mary C. Wilson, eds., The Modern Middle East: A Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993, 83-109.

Khoury, Philip S. Urban Notables and Arab Nationalism: The Politics of Damascus 1860-1920. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Research Seminar in United States History

Bald, Vivek. “Overlapping Diasporas, Multiracial Lives: South Asian Muslims in U.S. Communities of Color, 1880-1950.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics 8, no. 4 (2006): 1-21.

Chang, David. “Borderlands in a World at Sea: Concow Indians, Native Hawaiians, and South Chinese in Indigenous, Global, and National Spaces.” Journal of American History 98, no. 2 (2011): 384-403.

Lee, Erika. “Enforcing the Borders: Chinese Exclusion along the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico, 1882-1924.” Journal of American History 89, no. 1 (2002): 54-86.

Molina, Natalia. “The Power of Racial Scripts: What the History of Mexican Immigration to the United States Teaches Us about Relational Notions of Race.” Latino Studies8, no. 2 (2010): 156-175.

Siegel, Micol. “Beyond Compare: Comparative Method after the Transnational Turn.” Radical History Review 91 (2005): 62-90.

History and Theory

Brewer, John. “Microhistory and the Histories of Everyday Life.” Cultural and Social History 7, no.1 (2010): 87-109.

Brown, Richard D. “Mircohistory and the Post-Modern Challenge.” Journal of the Early Republic 23, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 1-20.

Kertzer, David I. “Social Anthropology and Social Science History.” Social Science History 33, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 1-16.

Magnusson, Sighurdhur Gylfi. “Social History as ‘Sites of the Memory’? The Institutionalization of History: Microhistory and the Grant Narrative.” Journal of Social History 39, no. 3 (2006): 891-913.

Trivellato, Francesca. “Is There a Future for Italian Microhistory in the Age of Global History?” California Italian Studies 2, no. 1 (2011): 1-26.

Women in Arabic Literature

Ahlam Mostaghanemi, Memory of the Flesh (excerpts, continued)

We also attended a lecture for class this week that was given by a professor of comparative literature from the University of Oregon on world history, Taha Hussein, and Andre Gide. It was a good talk.

What’s on your reading list for the week? Have you been to any good talks lately?

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!

Week 4 Roll Call

Week 4’s Roll Call is a week late. But, for those who are interested in what I did read, here it is.

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Gokalp, Ziya. The Principles of Turkism. E.J. Brill: Leiden, Netherlands, 1968.

Antonius, George. The Arab Awakening. New York: Capricorn Books, 1965.

Research Seminar in United States History
This week’s theme: The Archive and the Subaltern

Alvarez, Luis. “On Race, Riots, and Infrapolitics in Wartime Los Angeles.” French Review of American Studies 131 (2012): 20-32.

Bastian, Jeannette A. “The Records of Memory, the Archives of Identity: Celebrations, Texts and Archival Sensibilities.” Archival Science 13 (2013): 121-131.

Guha, Ranajit. “The Prose of Counter-Insurgency.” In Ranajit Guha, ed., Subaltern Studies: Writings on South Asian History and Society, volume 2. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1983, 1-42.

Howard, John. “The Politics of Dancing under Japanese American Incarceration.” History Workshop Journal 52 (2001): 123-151.

Johnson, Walter. “On Agency.” Journal of Social History 37 (2003): 113-124.

Portelli, Alesandro. “What Makes Oral History Different.” In Robert Perks and Alistair Thomas, eds., The Oral History Reader. London: Routledge, 1998, 63-74.

Ramírez, Catherine. “Saying Nothin’: Pachucas and the Language of Resistance.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 27, no. 3 (2006): 1-33.

History and Theory

Fieldhouse, David. “Can Humpty-Dumpty Be Put Together Again? Imperial History in the 1980s.” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 12, no. 2 (1984): 9-23.

Ghosh, Durba. “Another Set of Imperial Turns?” The American Historical Review 117, no. 3 (2012): 772-793.

Said, Edward. “Orientalism Reconsidered.” Race & Class 27, no. 1 (1987): 1-15.

Thompson, James. “Modern Britain and the New Imperial History.” History Compass 5, no. 2 (2007): 455-462.

Wolfe, Patrick. “History and Imperialism: A Century of Theory, from Marx to Postcolonialism.” The American Historical Review 102, no. 2 (1997): 388-420.

Women in Arabic Literature

Leila Abouzeid, Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence, and other stories (excerpts)

Anyone read any of these? Be well.

Week 3 Roll Call

Hello again, all. Here’s the reading list for this week (luckily, I’ve already read all these and it’s on to the next!). Enjoy!

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso, 1983.

Hodgson, Marshall. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization vol. 1. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. (Introduction only)

Research Seminar in United States History

Anjal, Arondkar. “Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 14, no. 1-2 (Jan-April 2005): 10-27.

Brown, Richard, and Beth Davis-Brown. “The Making of Memory: The Politics of Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Construction of National Consciousness.” History of the Human Sciences 11, no. 4 (November 1998): 17-32.

Dick, Lyle. “The 1942 Same-Sex Trials in Edmonton: On the State’s Repression of Sexual Minorities, Archives, and Human Rights in Canada.” Archivaria 68 (Fall 2009): 183-217.

Dominy, Graham. “Overcoming the Apartheid Legacy: The Special Case of the Freedom Charter.” Archival Science 13, no. 2-3 (June 2013): 195-205.

Gutiérrez, Rámon. “Women on Top: The Love Magic of the Indian Witches of New Mexico.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 16, no. 3 (September 2007): 373-390.

Samonte, Cecilia. “Obtaining ‘Sympathetic Understanding’: Gender, Empire, and Representation in the Travel Writings of American Officials’ Wives, 1901-1914.” The Journal of Transnational American Studies 3, no. 2 (2011): 1-14.

Stoler, Ann. “Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance.” Archival Science 2, no. 2 (2002): 87-109.

History and Theory

Burke, Peter. “Strengths and Weaknesses of Cultural History.” Cultural History 1, no. 1 (2012): 1-13.

Cook, James W. “The Kids Are All Right: On the ‘Turning’ of Cultural History.” American Historical Review (June 2012): 746-771.

Hoffman, Philip T. “Opening Our Eyes: History and the Social Sciences.” The Journal of the Historical Society 1, no. 1 (March 2006): 93-117.

Scott, Joan W. “Unanswered Questions.” American Historical Review (December 2008): 1422-1430.

Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review 91, no. 5 (December 1986): 1053-1075.

Women in Arabic Literature

Nawal El-Saadawi, The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World (excerpts)

Fatima Mernissi, The Forgotten Queens of Islam (excerpts)

 

Has anyone read any of these? Any thoughts?

 

 

Week 2 Roll Call

Well folks, life has been busy, so I apologize for the tardiness in this post, as well as my lack of summary from last week’s (one) reading. Also, a few amendments have been made to my schedule for this quarter. This list includes those changes. I also apologize for any errors in the spelling or general correctness of names, titles, volume numbers, etc.

Historical Scholarship of the Modern Middle East

Carr, E. H. What is History? New York: Random House, 1961.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Random House, Inc., 1978

Research Seminar in United States History

This week’s topic: Theorizing the Archive

Bradley, Harriet. “The Seductions of the Archive: Voices Lost and Found.” History of the Human Sciences 12, no. 2 (May 1999): 107-122.

Featherstone, Mike. “Archive.” Theory, Culture, & Society 23 (May 2006): 591-596.

Schwartz, Joan, and Terri Cook. “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory.” Archival Science 2, no. 2 (2002): 1-19.

Steedman, Carolyn. “The Space of Memory: In an Archive.” History of the Human Sciences 11, no. 4 (November 1998): 65-83.

Tollebeek, Jo. “Turn’d to Dust and Tears: Revisiting the Archive.” History and Theory 43 (May 2004): 237-248.

Velody, Irving. “The Archive and the Human Sciences: Notes Toward a Theory of the Archive.” History of the Human Sciences 11, no. 4 (November 1998): 1-16.

History and Theory

This week’s topic: Social History

August, Andrew. Narrative, Experience and Class: Nineteenth-century Social History in Light of the Linguistic Turn.” History Compass 9, no. 5 (2011): 384-396.

Eley, Geoff. “Dilemmas and Challenges of Social History since the 1960s: What Comes after the Cultural Turn?” South African Historical Journal 60, no. 3 (2008): 310-322.

Joyce, Patrick. “What is the Social in Social History?” Past and Present, 206, no. 1 (2010): 213-248.

Kocka, Jürgen. “Losses, Gains and Opportunities: Social History Today.” Journal of Social History 37, no. 1 (2003): 21-28.

Stearns, Peter N. “Social History Present and Future.” Journal of Social History 37, no. 1 (2003): 9-19.

Stearns, Peter N. “Coming of Age.” Journal of Social History 10, no. 2 (1976): 246-255.

Women in Arabic Literature

Hanan al-Shaykh, translator, One Thousand and One Nights (excerpts)

Qasim Amin, The Liberation of Women (excerpts)

What’s on your to-do or to-read list this week or month?