Between Ottomanism and Arabism: Jordan in the First World War

Date: 
17 May, 2017 - 18:00
Between Ottomanism and Arabism: Jordan in the First World War

Special lecture

by Prof. Eugene Rogan

Jointly oganised by Ifpo/CBRL and British Council/CIEE

Abstract

The Great Arab Revolt stands as one of the foundation stones of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  Yet a century ago, the First World War proved very divisive to the society of Ottoman Transjordan.  Drawing on Ottoman documents and local memoirs, Professor Eugene Rogan examines the way townspeople and tribesmen were caught in a conflict of loyalties between Ottomanism and Arabism.

About Prof. Eugene Rogan

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford, where he serves as Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College.  He is author of Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921; The Arabs: A History; and The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920.

Lecture in English

Schedule

May 17th 2017, 6 PM

Live stream

The conference will be live streamed on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/CBRLAmman/ and https://www.facebook.com/ifporient/

Location

This event is by personal invitation only at British Council, Amman

Contact

ifpo-jordanie@ifporient.org