Hana Sleiman

Visiting Doctoral Fellow

Visiting Doctoral Fellow, October 2017 - July 2018

Hana Sleiman is an archivist and a PhD student in History at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research is concerned with the intellectual history of the modern Middle East, focusing on two generations of scholars and educational reformers in Beirut and Damascus, and the contest over higher education curricular reform in the early twentieth century. After receiving her MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University in 2013, she worked as a Special Collections Librarian at the Archives of the American University of Beirut, where she co-led the Palestinian Oral History Archive.

Her archival work focuses on devising open tools and methodologies for ephemera and oral history archives. She is currently collaborating on building the open source MASRAD:platform for Oral History. In the past, she has consulted with the Archive of the Missing and Disappeared in Lebanon, the Syrian Oral History Archive and the Institute for Palestine Studies Library. In 2016 she co-curated Sea of Stories: Voyages of the Palestinian Archives, exhibited in Qalandiya International.

Hana Sleiman, “The Paper Trail of a Liberation Movement,” Arab Studies Journal 24, no. 1 (Spring 2016); 42 – 67.