[First posted in AWOL 7 September 2009. Updated 26 May 2013]
The Syrian Studies Association (SSA) is an international association organized to encourage and promote research and scholarly understanding of Syria in all academic disciplines. The SSA defines Syria as the area included in historic "Bilad al-Sham" until 1918 and Syria following that. We invite scholars who study the peoples and territories of what is today Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine before 1918 and those who study Syria after that to join our organization and to contribute to our newsletter. The Newsletter is particularly interested in articles on research and scholarship underway in Syria; reviews of new books on Syria, particularly those in Arabic and those that are not widely distributed; and articles on research and study opportunities in Syria.
2013The bulletin is a biannual publication of the Syrian Studies Association. This issue includes feature articles focusing on the past two years of the conflict in Syria. It also includes news of the Syrian Studies Association and book and film reviews.
2012Syria's famous old yellow taxis, shown here at Baramke Garage in Damascus on a rainy day in winter 2006.Spring 2011 cartoon by "The Syrian People Know Their Path": "Before Lifting the Emergency [Laws] / After Lifting the Emergency [Laws]"
2011Tell Mozan: "Modern" Issues in Ancient Syria
2009A man, wearing a fez, selling drinks from an ornate, portable, samovar-like dispenser in the Syrian Quarter of New York City. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Original artwork by Vladimir Tamari.Original artwork by Palestinian artist Vladimir Tamari who resides in Tokyo.
2008Feature Article: Shana Marshall, "Syria and the Global Financial Crisis: Insulated or Isolated?"
Past issues of the Syrian Studies Association Newsletter.
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