Bastila and the Archives of Unwritten Things

As a historian I’ve worked with all kinds of archives: the chilly repositories of colonial bureaucracies, cozy campus libraries that preserve the curricula of women’s colleges, dusty bound notebooks with handwritten estate records of people…

October 2019 Book Display

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in October 2019 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic and Middle East Studies. Meant to showcase current research by both…

Islamic Studies and Ottoman Studies Panels at MESA 2019

As a resource for our readers, the Maydan presents panel, session and paper information related to Islamic Studies and/or Ottoman Studies at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on 14-17…