T o u f o u l A b o u - H o d e i b

I am Associate Professor of modern Middle East History at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. In 2011-2012, I was Departmental Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. I have also previously taught at the University of Chicago and the American University of Beirut. For my doctoral dissertation, I investigated how the generation of cultural categories, such as "taste" and the "public good", both through intellectual production as well as through daily practices, sought to define an "Eastern" modernity and its relationship to Europe. My current project traces the late Ottoman and French Mandate history of the region known today as "the South" of Lebanon. Through its focus on religious shrines that were once visited by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, the project looks at the relationship between the modernization of the landscape and the shift from a multi-religious to a communitarian sanctity.

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Created: May 22, 2008; Last modified: Oct 12, 2015