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
Venue: 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.