Welcome to World War I in the Middle East and North Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, to be held on the campus of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., July 5 – August 2, 2014.

We invite all scholars of the era to join in the study of the Great War’s impact on the Middle East — as critical as the Civil War was to American history. The fall of the Ottoman Empire, the expulsion of non-Muslims from Anatolia, Europeans’ violent denial of Arabs’ demands for independence, and the war’s vast social traumas have defined Middle Eastern politics, forced radical social change, and caused violent conflict for the past century.  The seminar is designed to boost your personal research — with outreach to the archives and libraries of Washington D.C. — and to develop your own college course in the topic.

Interested?  Please visit The Seminar details and find out How to Apply.  To see the kinds of projects previous NEH Summer Seminar scholars have pursued, please visit the 2012 Web projects to the right.  NEH Summer Seminars are intended principally for scholars who teach American undergraduates.  Click on Eligibility for the official guidelines.  The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014.  Selected NEH Scholars will be notified on March 31, 2014.  Please contact us with any questions.

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