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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Room 8/9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Event date: 
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:30
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A special MES Public Talk (an addition to the regular MES Public Talks Seminar series -- please note the different day ofthe week!) organised in collaboration with the Nahrein Network and University College London, given by Nasser Jassem, University of Mosul

Professor Nasser is the Director of the Unit for the Study of Istishraq (Orientalism) at the University of Mosul. With support from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, he has a Visiting Scholarship in the History Department at University College London. Professor Nasser was the Director of Mosul University Library from 2003 until 2011 and the founder of its digitisation unit. During his time at UCL, he plans to research British contributions to the study of Iraqi history and civilization. The information gathered, along with his previous research, will be used to compile a Dictionary of British Contributions to the Study of Iraqi History and Civilization. This is an alphabetical encyclopaedia of British travellers, archaeologists, officials, historians, philologists, etc. and the impact of their work in Iraq. Professor Nasser will also be looking at ways to build capacity for Mosul University Library.

Professor Andrew Marsham: