Karène Sanchez Summerer and Konstantinos Papastathis of the CrossRoads project will speak at the webinar ‘Eastern Christianity in Syria and Palestine and European cultural diplomacy (1860-1948): A connected history‘ organised by the Council of British Research in the Levant.

A Christian ‘Oriental question’ or an ‘Orient belonging only to Easterners’?

In this webinar, the panellists will discuss European cultural diplomacy in Ottoman and Mandate Syria and Palestine, how it impacted the cultural identification of indigenous Christians, and the variety of Christian Arab agendas towards such policies, relying predominantly on unpublished sources.

They will present some of the conceptual and archival challenges, and link the study of the micro-scale level of everyday cultural and religious life to the macro-narratives of global change affecting Christian communities, in a connected perspective.

The webinar will take place on Zoom on May 19 from 16:00 – 17:30 (UK time). REGISTER HERE.