Friday, 03. June 2022, 20:00-21:30
“Early modern to Current History of Lebanon and/or the Middle East”
The German-Lebanese History Prize was launched on June 3rd at the OIB, in the presence of the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, Ms Katharina Lack.
The award, initiated by OIB director Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler, is sponsored by Rotary Club Bad Homburg, Germany, and Rotary Club Cedars, Beirut.
The amount of 500 US dollars is to be granted to the best B.A. student paper (6000-8000 words) and the best M.A. student paper (8000-10 000 words), by students of history of Lebanese Universities in “Early modern to Current History of Lebanon and/or the Middle East”, for the next three academic years.
Prof. Schäbler on the idea behind this prize: “It is always said that History is only written by Winners. But if we look at the history of civil wars, for example in Lebanon, we see that there were no winners. So its history needs to be written from multiple perspectives. I feel that it is a responsibility to encourage students to study history, especially in Lebanon”.
Professors of several universities, who will serve in the prize committee, as well as the presidents and members of both Rotary Clubs and further guests attended the launching ceremony.
The Cello performance of Mounir Malahat and a reception in the OIB garden rounded out the evening in a pleasant atmosphere.