Eugene L. Rogan


Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History; Fellow of St Antony's College

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / St Antony's College


Research Interests:

  • The Arab world from the 18th to the 20th century
  • Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire
  • The Palestine War of 1948
  • The First World War in the Middle East


Current Projects:

  • Sectarian Conflict and Reconstruction in Nineteenth Century Damascus: The 1860 Massacres Reconsidered

Courses Taught:

  • Further Subject: The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1830-1971 (undergraduate option)
  • The History of the Middle East, 1860-1970 (M.Phil. option)

Recent Publications:

  • The Fall of the Ottomans:  The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, New York and London: Basic Books and Penguin, 2015
  • The Arabs: A History, New York and London: Basic Books and Penguin, 2009, 2nd ed 2012
  • Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East (ed.) London: I.B. Tauris, 2001
  • The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (eds) with Avi Shlaim. Cambridge: C.U.P., 2008
  • Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire. Transjordan, 1850-1921, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1999
  • with A.K. Bowman (eds.), Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times (Proceedings of the British Academy, 96), Oxford: Oxford University Press 1999
  • "Asiret Mektebi: Abdulhamid II's School for Tribes", International Journal of Middle East Studies 28 (1996): 83-107