Open Jerusalem contributed to this special issue of Jerusalem Quarterly on Diplomacy in Jerusalem with the paper “The Italian Consulate of Jerusalem. The History of a Forgotten Diplomatic Mission”.
Le 3ème atelier de travail annuel du projet ERC “Open Jerusalem” aura lieu les 25-26 septembre 2017 à l’Ecole française de Rome. L’atelier n’est pas ouvert au public. The third annual workshop of the ERC project “Open Jerusalem” will be held at the French School of Rome on 25-26 September 2017. The workshop is not open to the public.
During the ‘Labex-Week 2017 Futurs Urbains’ (11-15 September 2017, Cité Descartes, Champs-sur-Marne), on Thursday 14 September Vincent Lemire (ACP, ERC OpenJerusalem director) will speak during the panel on ‘Usages de l’histoire et devenirs urbains’ [‘Uses of urban history and developments’] about ‘Décrire ou numériser les archives de la citadinité? Réflexions épistémologiques sur le projet ERC Open-Jerusalem’ [Describing or digitizing ‘citadinité’ archives? Epistemological Reflections on the ERC project Open Jerusalem]
by Antoinette Ferrand In the very early centuries of the Christian era, the Syriac orthodox Christians – also called Jacobites – settled in Jerusalem, in the so-called house of Virgin Mary in the Armenian quarter: this monastery dedicated to Saint-Mark the Evangelist became the headquarter of the Archbishopric which had never been one of the most important centers of the Jacobite church; its original location was indeed in the Tur ‘Abdin, in the Ottoman province of Diyarbakir (East Anatolia). But during the XIXth and … Continue reading The Syriac Orthodox Diaspora in Jerusalem (1831-1948). Pilgrims, Refugees and Community Building in Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine
by Orlin Sabev After two prospections missions conducted at the National Library of Bulgaria (Sofia) by Louise Corvasier, Vincent Lemire and Yann Potin (December 2016; June 2017) and with the help and support of Milena Koleva-Zvancharova, Head of the Oriental Collections Department of the NLB, Open Jerusalem research collaborators Orlin Sabev and Stoyanka Kenderova completed the archival description of the two important fonds (283 and 283A) for the history of Ottoman Jerusalem. The prevailing number of documents related to the history of Jerusalem in … Continue reading From Paper Mill to Archives: The Jerusalem documents in the National Library of Bulgaria
The French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo), the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), the University of Balamand, the Lebanese University (Doctoral School of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences), the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Centralasian Studies (CETOBaC), the Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, the İbn Haldun Üniversitesi, and the Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES) with the support of the Open Jerusalem project are organising a summer school devoted to reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources. This is the second edition, following the summer school of 2016 in … Continue reading Call for application: Summer School ‘Reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources’
Jérusalem, 29-31 mai 2017 Programme Normes et pratiques du religieux entre Orient et Occident École française de Rome, École française d’Athènes, Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem CéSor, CERCEC, Université catholique de Louvain, CRHIA-Université de Nantes On 29-31 May, 2017 Vincent Lemire and Stéphane Ancel (director and member of the core team of Open Jerusalem) will intervene at the conference “Normes et territorialité entre Orient et Occident : invention, partage et mémoire des espaces sacrés (IXe – XXe s.)”. Their presentation will discuss the … Continue reading Normes et territorialité entre Orient et Occident : invention, partage et mémoire des espaces sacrés (IXe-XIXe siècle)
Building Bridges Across Archives. Designign Open Jerusalem Web Platform The second annual workshop of the ERC project Open Jerusalem will be held at Limonade&Co (Paris) and the French Foreign Office Archives (La Courneuve) on 9-10 May 2017. The workshop is not open to the public.
Vincent Lemire Translated by Catherine Tihanyi and Lys Ann Weiss 224 pages | © 2017 Perhaps the most contested patch of earth in the world, Jerusalem’s Old City experiences consistent violent unrest between Israeli and Palestinian residents, with seemingly no end in sight. Today, Jerusalem’s endless cycle of riots and arrests appears intractable—even unavoidable—and it looks unlikely that harmony will ever be achieved in the city. But with Jerusalem 1900, historian Vincent Lemire shows us that it wasn’t always that way, undoing the familiar … Continue reading Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Age of Possibilities
Vincent Lemire, Open Jerusalem director, will give a double lecture at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University next Tuesday, April 18th, on his current research concerning the Harat al-Moghrabi and on the work conducted within the Open Jerusalem project. See the full program here.