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Adam Mestyan, Assistant Professor

Adam Mestyan

Adam Mestyan is a historian of the modern Arab world, whose research and teaching focus on the global social history of nation-state building, nationalism, and sovereignty. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and recipient of numerous grants and fellowships.

Currently, he is working on his second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, an international history of Arab monarchies and Western imperialism from the late nineteenth century until the 1950s in the former Ottoman territories. In addition, he is preparing for his next project about law, nature, and inequality in twentieth-century Arab countries. His first monograph was Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017).

He is committed to create free and online tools for scholarship and the public. He supervises an online bibliography project on Arabic periodicals: Jara'id: A Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals in Arabic; and co-directs a digital humanities project on the urban history of Cairo.

He welcomes research students interested in any aspect of this region's modern history in the global context who wish to carry out research based on primary sources in the languages of the region.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Office 318; 114 Campus Drive, Carr Building (East Campus), Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2343
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://www.adammestyan.com/

Teaching (Fall 2019):

    Class Bldg 106, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 167S.01, SOCIOL 167S.01)
    East Duke 204B, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 127.01, JEWISHST 258.01)
Office Hours:

Wednesday 1-3 pm or by appointment.

Ph.D.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2011
Ph.D.Central European University (Hungary)2011
M.A.Central European University (Hungary)2007
M.A.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2005
M.A.Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary)2004

Arab World • Islam • Middle East • Middle East--Languages • Nationalism • Nationalism and literature • Nationalism and the arts • Social history • Theater and nationalism

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mestyan, A, Matthew Ellis, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2018). Pp. 280. $65.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781503605008, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 51 no. 2 (May, 2019), pp. 325-327, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
  2. Mestyan, A, Domestic Sovereignty, A'yan Developmentalism, and Global Microhistory in Modern Egypt, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 60 no. 2 (April, 2018), pp. 415-445, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Mestyan, A, Upgrade?: Power and sound during Ramadan and ‘Id al-fitr in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Arab provinces, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 37 no. 2 (January, 2017), pp. 262-279, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
  4. Mestyan, A, Arab Patriotism - The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (2017), Princeton University Press, ISBN 9780691172644  [abs]
  5. Mestyan, A, Ali Yaycioglu, Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016), The Hungarian Historical Review, vol. 6 no. 1 (2017), pp. 243-246

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