Status/الوضع (History)

In this interview, Jonathan Adler, managing editor of Tadween Publishing, sits down with Ziad Abu-Rish to discuss The Dawn of the Uprisings, the growth of Jadaliyya as an archive, and the current wave of protests across the Middle East and North Africa.

About the Book
The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings sheds light on the historical background and initial impact of the mass uprisings that have shaken the Arab world since December 2010. The book brings together the best writers from the online journal Jadaliyya, which has established itself as an unparalleled source of information and critical analysis on the Middle East. 

The authors, many of whom live in the countries affected, provide unique understanding and first-hand accounts of events that have received superficial and partial coverage in Western and Arab media alike. While the book focuses on those states that have been most affected by the uprisings, it also covers the impact on Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq.

The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings covers the full range of issues involved in these historic events, from political economy and the role of social media, to international politics, gender and labor, making this the ideal one-stop introduction to the events for the novice and specialist alike.

To read more about this book, follow this link:

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Category:History -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In the summer of 1988, thousands of political prisoners were systematically executed in Iran. The killings were horrific, not only in scale, but this was done in total secrecy. To this day, the Iranian regime has never openly acknowledged these executions.

In this interview, VOMENA host and producer Malihe Razazan speaks with Iranian historian Nasser Mohajer, who researched and documented the horrific events of the summer of 1988, which are also the subject of his upcoming book, "Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran, 1988."

Courtesy of VOMENA.

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Category:History -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Twenty five years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, Noah Black sat down with Islamic liberation theologian & anti-apartheid activist Farid Esack to reflect on Esack's interpretive framework.

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Category:History -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Marral Shamshiri-Fard discusses her current research on the Dhofar Revolution and the importance of reframing history to look at grassroots movements in Iran, Oman, and neighboring states of the Persian Gulf during the "long 1960s".

Interviewed by Noah Black | English

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Category:History -- posted at: 9:00am EST

During the mid-1950s, an almost unknown and erased-from-history armed anti-colonial revolt – the Fellaga/Youssefite rebellion – rippled across the Tunisian countryside, sweeping across the width and depth of the country, even penetrating urban cores.

Max Ajl's dissertation, "Farmers, Fellaga, and Frenchmen: National Liberation and Post-Colonial Development in Tunisia", recovers the historical memory of that revolt, writing the armed struggle and its repression into the history of the Tunisian national liberation struggle and its effects on subsequent state-building efforts.

[Courtesy of George Mason University]

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Category:History -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Muhammad Isa Waley discusses his experience working for over four decades with manuscripts from the Islamic world and provides a broad, rich overview of the study of Islamic manuscripts from various eras and regions in this lecture at George Mason University.

Hosted by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
February 6th, 2018 | English

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Category:History -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Munir Fashe

Interviewed by Diaa Ali

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Category:History -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Mostafa Alskaf

Interviewed by Katty Alhayek

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Category:History -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

Hana Slieman

Interviewed by Moe Ali Nayel

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:45pm EST