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Hill, Peter

Junior Research Fellow in Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford


Qualifications: BA European and Middle Eastern Languages, University of Oxford MSt Oriental Studies, University of Oxford DPhil Oriental Studies, University of Oxford Research Interests: Middle Eastern history; Arabic literature; nineteenth-century Arab Nahda; Ottoman Empire; comparative history. Publications: ‘Ottoman Despotism and Islamic Constitutionalism in Mehmed Ali’s Egypt’. Past & Present, forthcoming. ‘The First Arabic Translations of Enlightenment Literature: The Damietta Circle of the 1800s and 1810s’. Intellectual History Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 2015, 209-233. ‘Early Arabic Translations of English Fiction: The Pilgrim’s Progress and Robinson Crusoe’. Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. LX, No. 1, Spring 2015, 177-212. Book manuscript in progress: Utopia and Civilisation in the Arab Nahda. Undergraduate Teaching: Parts of the Modern and Classical Arabic Literature courses (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford) and the Middle East in the Age of Empire (History Faculty, University of Oxford).

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Translation   
Ottoman Studies   
Cultural Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Arabic   
AREAS OF INTEREST
The Levant   
Ottoman Empire   
Egypt   
Mashreq   
SPECIALTIES
Arab Nahda, intellectual history, translation   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Fluent)   
German (Intermediate)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
MSt2012Oriental InstituteUniversity of Oxford
BA2010Oriental InstituteUniversity of Oxford
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Peter Hill






Christ Church
St Aldates
Oxford
OX1 2DP
United Kingdom

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