SOAS University of London

Department of History

Nada Saliba

BA Graphic Design; MA Digital Media; MA History of Art & Archaeology (SOAS)
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Miss Nada Saliba
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Thesis title:
The Urban History of Tripoli (Lebanon) During the French Mandate, 1920 - 1943.
Year of Study:
2nd Year
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Middle Eastern History; Art History

PhD Research

The aim of this research is to examine the transformation and expansion of Tripoli's urban space during the French mandate and how the impact of French intervention was reflected within the socio-political, economic and physical spaces of the city. Three elements shall be put into perspective: the social identity of Tripoli's inhabitants (an identity identified by factors such as sectarianism, nationalism and class), French colonialism and urban space (in its socio-economic and political networks and its physical dimensions).