ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The London School of Economics (LSE) is starting a new Kurdish studies series and will host historian David McDowall who has updated his ground-breaking book, “The Modern History of the Kurds.”
The book, first published in 1996, “became a foundation text for the subsequent growth of scholarship on the Kurds and, revised and updated three times, remains an essential part of the literature,” the LSE’s Middle East Centre said in a statement.
The LSE, founded in 1895, is one of the foremost social sciences universities in the world.
“David is currently updating the book again and will share his thoughts on developments in the field and, in particular, on areas which have gained in importance and understanding over the last 25 years,” the statement continued.
After 20 years writing and self-publishing a series of British landscape books, McDowall has returned to his seminal work, the newest edition of which will be released on Oct. 23 when McDowall will share his thoughts on the process in front of a public audience on the school’s London campus.
"The Kurdish Studies Series at the LSE Middle East Centre will encourage dissemination and discussion of new research on Kurdish politics and society and provide a network for scholars and students with shared research interests, Robert Lowe, Deputy Director of the Middle East Centre told Kurdistan 24.
“Public lectures and research seminars will be held regularly during term-time," he added.
Editing by John J. Catherine