The First World War, which the late historian Eric Hobsbawm takes to be the starting point for the Twentieth Century, was deeply impactful on the Arab region. Literally re-shaping the map of the Middle East and North Africa, the conflict also witnessed millions of Arabs fight on both sides of the divide, and resulted in a famine in Greater Syria.

The Second ACRPS Conference on Historical Studies will focus on these realities and invites contributions which examine the Great War from the Arab perspective. To read the background paper for the conference with a detailed description of the themes along which the panels will be organized, please click here.

Submissions of abstracts for consideration for the meeting should be sent to the email address below no later than July 15, 2014.

Mohammed Makiyeh, ACRPS Beirut Office Executive Secretary: mohammed.makiyeh@dohainstitute.org