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Workshop: "Transnational Histories of the First World War, Famine, and Disease in the Eastern Mediterranean," by Christopher S. Rose, University of Texas at Austin

Mon, January 27, 2020 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This paper will look at famine and disease in the eastern Mediterranean during the First World War, with emphasis on the interrelation between the interruption of food production and transnational trade, and the occurrence of famine, malnutrition, and disease spread.

Christopher S. Rose is a historian of the modern Middle East, focusing on Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. He is a founding co-host and technical editor of the 15 Minute History podcast. He has contributed a chapter titled "Food, Hunger, and Rebellion in World War I Egypt" to the anthology Battlefields and Homefronts: Expanding Boundaries of Food and Warfare, 1840-1990, edited by Justin Nordstrom and forthcoming from the University of Arkansas Press.

To be announced.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to by Jan. 24, at 10am, to sign-up to attend. Light lunch provided to all who RSVP. The Institute for Historical Studies is committed to sustainable practices and minimizing waste. To that end, we ask that you inform us in your RSVP if you will not require lunch.  In addition, we have eliminated all bottled water and encourage attendees to bring their own reusable canteens to fill at our first-floor bottle-refilling station.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History, and Center for European Studies

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