Hana Sleiman is a historian of the modern Middle East whose research focuses on intellectual history, histories of print and archive theory. She is a Research Fellow at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and will be joining the University of Edinburgh in 2023 as Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History. She received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2021 and an MA from Columbia University in 2013. She is also an archivist interested in oral history and children’s literature. She sits on the International Advisory Panel of the British Library’s Endangered Archives Program.
Her book project titled History Writing and History Making in Twentieth Century Beirut retraces Beirut’s historiographical ecosystem focusing on Constantine Zurayq and his milieu of historians and archivists. It interrogates the professions of record keeping and history writing in relation to the dichotomous and gendered nature in which they were developed.