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E449 | Popular revolts across the Middle East during the 19th and early 20th century have often been described as nationalist or anti-colonial. But on what basis did people mobilize and what rights were they attempting to assert? In this conversation, Pascale Ghazaleh examines the language of protest, focusing on the actions of peasants and the working class, their understandings of property rights and ownership, and what they say about their political aspirations. She also reflects on the slow process of doing archival research in Egypt and challenges of access. More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2020/02/ghazaleh.html Pascale Ghazaleh is chair of the History Department and director of HUSSLab, a Mellon-funded public humanities initiative, at the American University in Cairo. She has worked on the organization of craft guilds and the social networks and material culture of merchants in Ottoman Cairo. She is currently writing about nationalism and historiography in the contemporary Middle East and surveillance in Egypt under British occupation. Her ongoing research concerns property ties and citizenship in late nineteenth-century Egypt. Ghazaleh obtained her PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Nir Shafir researches the intellectual and religious history of the Middle East, from roughly 1400-1800, focusing on material culture and the history of science and technology. He is an assistant professor of history at UCSD and one of the editors of the Ottoman History Podcast. CREDITS Episode No. 449
Release Date: 11 February 2020
Recording Location: Berlin
Audio editing by Chris Gratien
Music: Chad Crouch - Future You, Ink, Lilac; Robert John - Home Fire
Bibliography courtesy of Pascale Ghazaleh available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2020/02/ghazaleh.html. . .
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