Towards a Decentred History of the Middle East: Transborder Spaces, Circulations, Frontier Effects and State Formation, 1920-1946
Responsable du projet Jordi Tejel
Résumé Based on two epistemological notions – borderlands as histoire-problème (history-as-problem) on the one hand, and the co-production of borders between state and society (and ultimately the nation-state) on the other – our research project proposes to rethink the classical historical narrative about the emergence of the post-Ottoman Middle East. It takes its cue from transborder phenomena: on the one hand, the circulation of people, goods and ideas; and, on the other hand, the negotiation of ties between local actors and representatives of state authority.

In so doing, the project departs from normative approaches about bordering processes and state sovereignty. Although it pays attention to issues such as international treaties and diplomatic negotiations over the delimitation of boundaries following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and thus draws on concerns formulated by the disciplines of International Law and International Relations, our history-based research agenda is mainly inspired by methodological and epistemological debates among geographers, anthropologists and sociologists.
Mots-clés Borders, Middle East, Violence, Refugees, Mobility, Environment, Bedouins
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Type de projet Mandat de recherche
Domaine de recherche Histoire
Source de financement European Research Council
Etat En cours
Début de projet 1-9-2017
Fin du projet 31-8-2022
Autre information Consolidator Grant
Contact Jordi Tejel