Modern History: Syria

Lecture

Modern History: Syria

Modern History: Syria

  • Date: Nov 10, 2016 01:00PM - Nov 10, 2016 02:00PM
  • Price: Free with Museum Admission

Join Jens Hanssen (University of Toronto) as he explores Syria’s first newspapers, examining the impact of press culture on 20th-century Syria.

Speaker bio

Jens Hanssen is an Associate Professor of Arab Civilization at the University of Toronto-Mississauga and modern Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History at the St. George Campus. He received his D.Phil in Modern History from Oxford University in 2001 and joined the University of Toronto the following year. He has authored two co-edited volumes — Empire in the City (Beirut, 2002); and History, Space and Social Conflict in Beirut (Beirut, 2005).

Syrian Museum – Gustav Klimt's The Kiss (Freedom Graffiti), 2013 by Tammam Azzam; photo courtesy of Tammam Azzam - Ayyam Gallery.

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