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Mesopotamian Potluck

tabsir , March 7th, 2022


If you are bored with what you cook, give this rather ancient set of recipes a try. Read all about it on the MyMet website.


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The ISIS Flag Hoax

tabsir , November 5th, 2021


A fascinating commentary by Ahmed El Shamsy on the ISIS flag logo as a hoax from a 19th century forged letter attributed to Muhammad. Check it out here.


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Baghdad in the 19th Century

tabsir , October 18th, 2021


A richly illustrated book in French from 1887 on Iraq and Persia has an incredible number of illustrations. The book can be downloaded here. I attach some of…


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Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021


At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


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Recovering Iraqi Heritage

tabsir , August 3rd, 2021


The site DNYUZ has an article on the restoration of stolen artifacts from Iraq being found and returned.


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Varisco on the Baghdadi Ratl

tabsir , July 2nd, 2021


On Thursday, July 8 , 2021 (4 pm Berlin time, 10 am New York time) I will be giving an online presentation on my search for the metric…


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Baghdad and Iraq in 1901

tabsir , June 24th, 2021


The British traveler Sir Edgar Collins Boehm was one of many travelers up the Persian Gulf and elsewhere more than a century ago. His narrative is rather meager,…


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Baghdad Postcards #2

tabsir , June 19th, 2021


Here are several early 20th century postcards showing life in and around Baghdad.


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Baghdad Postcards #1

tabsir , June 7th, 2021


Baghdad was featured in a number of early 20th century postcards. Several of these were printed by A.a.K Naman… Here are images of two of Baghdad’s mosques.


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Picturing the “Enemy”

tabsir , April 3rd, 2021


My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The Enemy”) on his experience as a…


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Divided Collectives. Identity and Its Discontents in Samir’s Baghdad In My Shadow

Rafaël Newman , November 20th, 2019


A progressive “identity politics” pursued in the name of resistance to nationalist retrenchment depends on the mobilization of various disparate “collective identities” around a common aim. But what…


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The turbulent life of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Mary Shepperson , July 17th, 2018


Launched in 1932 the school has spent almost a century uncovering Iraq’s ancient treasures, including the spectacular Assyrian capital at Nimrud On a dark November day in 1929,…


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The turbulent life of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Mary Shepperson , July 17th, 2018


Launched in 1932 the school has spent almost a century uncovering Iraq’s ancient treasures, including the spectacular Assyrian capital at Nimrud On a dark November day in 1929,…


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On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

Mary Shepperson , November 22nd, 2017


At the ancient site of Charax Spasinou, military activity has left an indelible mark. Should it be viewed as modern damage – or as an important record of…


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On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

Mary Shepperson , November 22nd, 2017


At the ancient site of Charax Spasinou, military activity has left an indelible mark. Should it be viewed as modern damage – or as an important record of…


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How ancient lentils reveal the origins of social inequality

Mary Shepperson , October 11th, 2017


Lentils might not sound like a spectacular archaeological find but at the prehistoric site of Gurga Chiya in Iraqi Kurdistan they hold the clues to social transformation I…


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How ancient lentils reveal the origins of social inequality

Mary Shepperson , October 11th, 2017


Lentils might not sound like a spectacular archaeological find but at the prehistoric site of Gurga Chiya in Iraqi Kurdistan they hold the clues to social transformation Related:…


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Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq’s rebel rulers

Mary Shepperson , September 1st, 2017


British and Iraqi archaeologists identify the first known settlement built under the enigmatic Sealand kings The Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a…


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Decolonization is political action, not an act of historical circumstance.

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 30th, 2017


As an archaeologist who is invested in the project of decolonization, I admit to being wary of its overuse within anthropological discourse to such a degree that it…


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Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

Maximilian C. Forte , May 8th, 2017


“Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Donald Trump recently declared, “I’m both”. The only way in which the two (seemingly contradictory) positions can be reconciled is by…


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In the field with Iraq’s archaeologists of the future

Mary Shepperson , May 1st, 2017


Working in Kurdistan at the site of Qalatga Darband, The British Museum is training Iraqi archaeologists to preserve and study their country’s threatened heritage Iraqi Kurdistan is spectacularly…


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The Stories We Tell about Resettlement: Refugees, Asylum and the #MuslimBan

Carole McGranahan , February 18th, 2017


By: Nadia El-Shaarawi As a volunteer legal advocate working with refugees who were seeking resettlement, I learned to ask detailed questions about persecution. These were the kind of…


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A practical guide for Iraqis living in Trump’s USA – or in the Gentile North in general

Carole McGranahan , February 9th, 2017


By: Hayder Al-Mohammad My fellow Iraqis. We are living under unheard of pressures and violence against us. Those of us who carry an Iraqi passport will have experienced…


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Refugees, Immigrants, and Trump’s Executive Order: Six Anthropologists Speak Out

Carole McGranahan , February 2nd, 2017


By: Catherine Besteman, Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Carole McGranahan, Nomi Stone, and Marnie Thomson   The Racist Gift of Immigration and Citizenship Bans, Again Catherine Besteman…


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