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May 15, 2024

(A preview of the latest episode of Justin Podur's World War Civ series on his very excellent Anti-Empire Project podcast)

General Allenby, Sharif Hussein and his son Feisal, and their handler TE Lawrence array the forces of the British Empire and the Arab Revolt against the Turco-German forces in Palestine. The battle...

May 14, 2024

Nora (@norabf), Sina (@UrOrientalist), Rob (@robrousseau), and Alex (@Alexander_Avina) are back on the couch for another session of Tankie Group Therapy.

Watch the episode on The East is a Podcast YouTube channel

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Apr 30, 2024

An extra large helping of Tankie Therapy featuring a big crowd of patients crammed together on the digital couch: Nora, Rob, Mikey, Arama, Justin, Alex, Joe, and Sina chaotically trying to host. We discussed the very irrational response on the part of the university administrators across the West to the encampments...

Apr 27, 2024

Guest host and writer Amal Nura (@amaalnuura) interviews Aziz Faarah (@azizfaarah), independent archivist and collector of Somali artifacts. They discuss his auction adventures and encounters with vendors including one who spent a few weeks in Somali jails in the 1970s

Apr 17, 2024

Rana Barakat is associate professor of history at Birzeit University in Palestine and director of the BZU Museum (

Abduljawad Omar (@HHamayel2) is a lecturer at Birzeit University.  

Check out the article, "The parallel human: Walid Daqqah on the 1948 Palestinian political prisoners" by Abdul-Rahim...