Wednesday,March 26, 2014
165 Wallace Hall - noon-1:30
Christian Sahner is a historian of the Middle East. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present" (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, September 2014), a blend of history, memoir, and reportage about a country at war. He received his AB summa cum laude from Princeton University in Art & Archaeology (2007), followed by an M.Phil in Arabic and Byzantine Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar (2009). He is currently completing his doctorate in the Department of History at Princeton, where his research focuses on the role of non-Muslims in medieval Islamic societies. His essays have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement and The Wall Street Journal. In December, with Prof. Stanley Katz, he organized a conference at Princeton about the threats facing cultural heritage in Syria.