Understanding the Modern Middle East: History, Identity, and Politics: A History Institute for Teachers

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:45am - Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:45pm
Sonesta Hotel - Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

A casual glance at the newspaper headlines related to the Middle East reveals a litany of religious, ethnic, and political actors - each with their own histories, conflicts, and dynamics that are little known or understood.

In this intensive weekend-long conference for high school teachers, we will explore the nexus of identity and politics from the pre-modern period to the current day and beyond - with lectures by some of the best scholars in the country. Teachers will return to their classrooms with a much deeper appreciation of the Middle East and its inhabitants, and for the historical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary developments in the region. 

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