With Professor Nasser Jassem from the University of Mosul, Iraq

Explore the work of Sir Hamilton Gibb, Laudian Professor of Arabic at St John’s College (1937-1955).

Professor Nasser is the Director of the Unit for the Study of Istisharaq (Orientalism) at the University of Mosul. With support from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, he has a Visiting Scholarship in the History Department at University College London funded by the Nahrein Network research project.

Professor Nasser was the Director of Mosul University Library from 2003 until 2011 and the founder of its digitisation unit. During his time at UCL, he plans to research British contributions to the study of Iraqi history and civilization.  The information gathered, along with his previous research, will be used to compile a Dictionary of British Contributions to the Study of Iraqi History and Civilization. This is an alphabetical encyclopaedia of British travellers, archaeologists, officials, historians, philologists, etc. and the impact of their work in Iraq. Professor Nasser will also be looking at ways to build capacity for Mosul University Library.

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