Adam Mestyan
Assistant Professor of History

Adam Mestyan is on sabbatical leave until January 2022.

Adam Mestyan is a historian of the modern Arab world. Using the approach of global legal history, he is working on a new monograph Modern Arab Kingship (under contract), a social history of constituting Arab political orders in the interwar period. His next project is a history of land administration (taxation, agrarian shari‘a, and the land survey) in modern Syria and Egypt. He is the author of Primordial History, Print Capitalism, and Egyptology in Nineteenth-Century Cairo (Ifao, 2021) and Arab Patriotism (Princeton University Press, 2017).

He has been interested in digital humanities in Arabic, especially in creating tools and databases for scholars and the public. He supervises an online bibliography on Arabic periodicals: Jara'id: A Chronology of Arabic Periodicals, 1800-1929; co-directs a digital humanities project on the urban history of Cairo and another one on Islamic book history.

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