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Lecture: Fredrik Meiton, “Electrical Palestine: Zionist and Arab Technopolitics Under the British Mandate”
Lecture: Fredrik Meiton, “Electrical Palestine: Zionist and Arab Technopolitics Under the British Mandate”
WhenThursday, Oct 17, 2019, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room340
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDepartment of History
Samuel & Althea Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Middle East Center
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Electrical Engineering
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“Electrical Palestine: Zionist and Arab Technopolitics Under the British Mandate”
Lecture by Dr. Fredrik Meiton, Assistant Professor of History at University of New Hampshire

Professor Meiton is a historian of the modern Middle East. He studies the intersection of politics, science and the environment, especially in the context of colonial development. He teaches courses in global and Middle Eastern history, often with a focus on science, technology, energy and the environment. Professor Meiton has a B.A. in history from Lund University, an M.Phil. in Middle East studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. from New York University. Before taking up his position at UNH, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Science in Human Culture Program and Department of History at Northwestern University. Professor Meiton has published widely for scholarly and general audiences on a range of topics, from electrification in Mandate Palestine to energy politics, capitalism and political theory, in publications that include Past & Present, Comparative Studies in Society & History, Response and Dissent. His most recent book is titled "Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation" (University of California Press, 2019).

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