Student Research Projects


Student Research Projects in History and Archaeology Since 2010

Current MA Thesis Projects

 

Badria El Jilani, Cairene and Damascene Attitudes towards the Ottomans

 

Youssef El-Khoury Salem, Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq in the Public Sphere: al-Jawāʾib Newspaper (1861-1884)

Rochana Faraj, The Study of Hellenistic and Roman Period Coins from the Excavations in Beirut

 

Megan Tribble, Fake News, Echo Chambers, and Writing History in Real-Time: Lebanese Press Coverage of the 1958 Crisis

 

Berj Wannessian, The Scope of the Sacred Landscape of Lebanon during the Roman Period

 

Current PhD Dissertation Projects

 

Mehmet Ali Neyzi, Sultan Abdülhamid II and the Aşiret Mektebi: A History and a Prosopographic Study

 

Yasmin Shafei, The Professionalization of Mental Health in Egypt

 


​Completed PhD Dissertations and MA Theses

 

History PhD dissertations

 

Catherine Wadad Batruni, 2019

Producing Pioneers: The American Junior College for Women and the Beirut College for Women, 1924-1973

 

Karen Raif Moukheiber, 2015

Slave Women and Free Men: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture in Early Abbasid Times

 

Aaron Tylor Brand, 2014

Lives Darkened by Calamity: Enduring the Famine of World War I in Lebanon and Western Syria

 

Archaeology MA Theses

 

Rana Zaher, 2019

Towards an Understanding of the Date and Style of the Portal Lion of Tell Ta’yinat: A Deconstructive Approach

 

Hassan El-Hajj, 2015

Domestic Architecture and Social Change in the Greco-Roman Near East

 

Naseem Naji Raad, 2015

Roman Amphorae in the Near East: A Study of the Distribution of Spanish, North African, and Local Types

 

Emilia M. Jastrzebska, 2011

Children in the Early Bronze Age Mortuary Customs of the Levant

 

Marshall Charles Woodworth, 2011

Organic Residue Analysis of Beirut Amphorae by Chemical Analytical Techniques

 

Nathalie Alfred Kallas, 2010

Stratigraphic Study of Area I-Northwest at Tell el-Burak, South Lebanon: Squares 29/27, 29/28, 30/27 & 30/28

 

Riva Riad Daniel, 2010

Early Bronze Age Cylinder Seals and Impressions from Lebanon

 

History MA Theses

 

Bedros Puzant Torosian, 2019

In Search of Haven and Seeking Fortune: The Economic Role of Ottoman Armenian Migrants in British-Occupied Egypt (1882-1914)

 

Raja Jamal Abu Hassan, 2017

The Settlement and Economic Development of Hawran 1860-1914: A Reconsideration of Motives and Forces

 

Tamara Maatouk, 2017

Understanding the Public Sector in Egyptian Cinema: A State Venture

 

Hratch Yervant Kestenian, 2015

A Portrait of Armenian Student Life at the Syrian Protestant College 1885-1920

 

Cyma Sami Farah, 2014

Religion, Science, and Power in the Making of the Survey of Western Palestine

 

Choon Hwee Koh, 2014

Qāytbāy’s Journey to Bilād al-Shām in 882/1477: Power, Periphery, and Royal Peregrinations

 

Emily Louise Dawes, 2013

Osman Hamdi Bey, Gertrude Bell, and the Archaeology of Mesopotamia

 

Jeremey Nicholas Randall, 2013

Reconfiguring the Abbasid Court: The Case of al-Amin

 

Matthew Alan Sharp, 2013

Transformation at the Syrian Protestant College: The Role of Liberal Protestant Theology and Epistemology in the Shifting Vision of a Missionary College

 

Joan Elias Chaker, 2012

Eastern Tobacco and the Ottoman Regie: A History of Financiers in the Age of Empire