Revolutions in the Middle East: Practices and Paradigms
This course intends to offer both a thematic and a chronological approach to revolutions in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa from the beginning of the 20th century until today. It aims to go beyond the commonplace describing the recent revolutions as exceptions in the history of the region. At the same time, it aims to show how a range of different events were labelled “revolutions” by different actors and how such a label is a marker of a discursive tradition. A parallel look at Arabic terms and frames will enable a critical look at those constructs.
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.