• Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians

    Fall 2017 Legal History Workshop

  • Featuring

    • Will Hanley

      Associate Professor of History

      Florida State University
  • When

    Thursday, November 2, 2017
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm



    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave. South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians (Columbia University Press, 2017) draws on evidence from turn-of-the-century Egypt to argue that most ordinary people came to the nation-state in ways that had little to do with nationalism (ideas and sentiments of belonging to a nation-state) or citizenship (political and civil membership in the state of residence), explanations that dominate the historical literature. The book is a social history of certain subtle tools of nationality practice—documents, census, money, and marriage—and a legal history of the development of private international law as nationality won out over rival categories of affiliation, such as foreigner, protégé, Ottoman, and local.

Note: This is a discussion based workshop of work-in-progress with the expectation that those attending have read the workshop materials. Please contact Jacquelyn E. Burt at for a copy of the materials.

Contact Information

Jacquelyn E. Burt
(612) 626-5984

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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