Online Course Opportunity: Understanding the Modern Middle East

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Harver, Emma

Oct 29, 2020, 2:52:53 PM10/29/20

Miss the first section of this online course for K-12 teachers from the National Humanities Center? Join us for another section of "Understanding the Modern Middle East" in November, running November 9–December 18, 2020!


The NHC’s virtual courses allow educators to explore a relevant topic over five to six weeks. Participants actively engage with course materials and colleagues, expand their own knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and develop customized educational resources.


Understanding the Modern Middle East

Far too often, the Middle East appears as doubly alien: out of place and out of time. A century of popular culture caricatures, at least two centuries of Orientalist representations, and decades of American military interventions, have all fed into the notion of the Middle East as a turmoil-laden, sectarian, and tribal premodern region. In this course, we will go beyond these stereotypes to look at the historical forces that shaped the region across the twentieth century to understand the complexities of its peoples and societies.
This course has been designed with the generous support of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke–UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

Lead Scholar: Akram Khater, North Carolina State University (Fellow, 2006–07)
Course Instructor: Kylie Broderick, UNC Chapel Hill Department of History, PhD candidate
Course Dates: November 9–December 18, 2020
Professional Development Hours: 35

More information here.

Register here.
Questions? Contact Mike Williams,



Emma Harver
Director of Outreach, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies
3017 FedEx Global Education Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB # 7582
(T) 919.962.6732 |
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