It is personal: Reviving the history of the Jewish community of Mosul, Iraq
Sunday, February 14
USA (10:30 am Pacific Time Zone / 1:30 pm Eastern Time Zone)
UK 6:30 pm / France 7:30 pm / Israel 8:30 pm
The talk will last approximately 90 minutes
About this talk
Omar Mohammed is a historian from Mosul, named by THE ALGEMEINER on the list of The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in 2020 for his work on the recovery and preservation of Mosul's Jewish histrory and cultural heritage.
Known until recently only as the anonymous blogger 'Mosul Eye', through which Omar set out to inform the world about life under the Islamic State in his city.
He is currently teaching Middle East History and Cultural Heritage Diplomacy at Sciences Po University. His focus has now shifted to the advocacy of social initiatives for the people of Mosul, including the international effort to re-supply the Central Library of the University of Mosul.
At the intersection of media, academia, and civil society, Omar is motivated to develop new networks of collaboration and innovations in humanitarian action. As a historian and lecturer at the University of Mosul, he focuses his scholarly work on conceptual history and research dealing with local historiographies and narratives, micro-histories, and Orientalism.
Omar is a regular media commentator on Iraq, has an MA in Middle East History from the University of Mosul, and was named 2013 Researcher of the Year by Iraq's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. His doctoral research explores history and historians in the 19th and 20th century Mosul. He now lives in exile in Europe.
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10% of the profits will be donated to Mosul Eye, a news blog (now an association) created and maintained by historian and citizen journalist Omar Mohammed. For more than two years, Mohammed used the blog to report conditions and events in the Iraqi city of Mosul during the occupation of ISIS. During this time, Mosul Eye was an anonymous blog. Mosul Eye is currently working on the recovery of Mosul and preservation of its history and cultural heritage through supporting and empowering youth and diversity.
Mosul Eye current projects:
1- Green Mosul: One Million Trees for Mosul: A long term project to plant one million trees in Mosul.
2- Reviving the Libraries of Mosul: Since the liberation of Mosul in 2017, Mosul Eye has collected and donated more than 250K books to resupply the central library of Mosul University that was destroyed by ISIS.
3- The Virtual Jewish Museum Of Mosul: In progress project to protect the Jewish memory of Mosul.
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