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Nassar

Issam Nassar

Associate Professor

Office Address: Schroeder 312
Office Phone: (309) 438-3505
Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:30
Email: Contact Issam Nassar (irnassa)
Website: Visit Issam Nassar’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Social History of Palestine
Modern Histories of Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.
History of Photography

Research Interests:
Middle Eastern History
History of Jerusalem
History of the Late Ottoman Empire
History of Photography of the Middle East
Education:
Brizeit University, Palestine, B.A.
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, M.A.
Illinois State University, Doctor of Arts
Selected Publications:

Authored books:

  • European Portrayals of Jerusalem: Religious Fascinations and Colonialist Imaginations (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).
  • Laqatat mughayira: al-tasweer al-fotografi al-mubaker fi filastin 1850-1948 [Different Snapshots: Early Local Photography in Palestine 1850-1948], (Beirut: Kutub Publishing, 2005).
  • Photographing Jerusalem: The Image of the City in Nineteenth-Century Photography (Boulder: East European Monographs, 1997).

Edited and co-edited books

·       Al-Quds: Tarikh al-Mustaqbal [Jerusalem: History of the Future] (Beirut and Ramallah: Institute for Palestine Studies, December 2010)

·       Gardens of Sand, edited with Clark Worswick  and Patricia Almarcegui (TrunerPhoto Middle East, October 2010)

·       I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience, co-edited with Rasha Salti (Jerusalem: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2009)

  • Awraq ’A‘iliya: Dirasat fi al-Tarikh al-Ijtima’I la-falastin [Family Papers: Studies in the Social History of Palestine] co-edited with Zakariya Mohammad and others (Jerusalem: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2009)
  • Dirasat fi al-tarikh al-ijtima’i libilad al-Sham [Studies in the Social History of the Levant], co-edited with Salim Tamari (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2007).
  • Pilgrims, Lepers and stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem’s Cultral History co-edited with Salim Tamari (Jerusalem: Institute of Jerusalem Studies and Center for Jerusalem Studies, 2005).
  • Al-Quds al-Intidabeyah fil al-Muthakarat al-Jawhariyyeh [British Mandate Jerusalem in the Memoirs of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1918-1948], co-edtied with Salim Tamari (Jerusalem: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2005).
  • Al-Quds al-Othmaniyah fi al-Muthakrat al-Jawhariyyeh [Ottoman Jerusalem in the Jawhariyyeh Memoirs 1904-1917], co-edited with Salim Tamari, (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2003).

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Phone: (309) 438-5641
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