Monday 13 April 2015 | Public lecture by historian of Iraq Peter Sluglett

On Monday 13 April, Professor Peter Sluglett (National University of Singapore) will give a public lecture at Leiden University entitled “Minorities under the Iraqi mandate and monarchy: the best years of their lives?” Sluglett is a well-known expert in the history of Iraq, and is author of the book Britain in Iraq and co-author of the book Iraq since 1958: from revolution to dictatorship. He is director of the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.

Date and time: Monday 13 April, 15:15–17:00
Huizinga building, room 004 (Doelensteeg 16, Leiden)

All are welcome! The lecture will be followed by drinks.

The lecture is organized by the project group “Arabic and its alternatives: Religious minorities in the formative years of the modern Middle East (1920–1950)”, an NWO-sponsored project which aims to revisit the ways in which religious minorities in the Middle East related to Arab nationalism during the period of the British and French Mandates.

Last Modified: 01-04-2015