Tuesday, January 29, 2013

J'lem in the Great War-a talk at BU

What was it like in Jerusalem during the First World War? How was it to live in the transition from Ottoman rule to British military occupation? And how do we know? On Wednesday, January 30, at 5pm, Dr. Abigail Jacobson, author of From Empire to Empire and visiting research fellow in Israel Studies at the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, will introduce the diary of Ihsan Tourjman as a source of study for the holy city in transition. (For more on Dr. Jacobson, see http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/faculty/visiting-faculty/) Join me at 147 Bay State Road, Room 201.