Dr Roberto Mazza

Dr Roberto Mazza
Academic Staff
Lecturer
Room: BM023

Dr Roberto Mazza earned his PhD from SOAS University of London in 2007.  Dr Mazza is currently Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Limerick.  He has published two books with IB Tauris, in 2009 'Jerusalem from the Ottomans to the British' and in 2011 'Jerusalem in World War I: the Palestine Diary of a European Consul'. Dr Mazza is also the Executive Editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly and a reviewer for a number of publishers.  Recently he has published several chapters including ‘A Coherent Inconsistency: Italian Cultural Diplomacy in Palestine 1918-1936’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-55540-5_16;  ‘The Preservation and Safeguarding of the Amenities of the Holy City without Favour or Prejudice to Race or Creed: the Pro-Jerusalem Society and Ronald Storrs, 1917-1926’ (Brill 2018); ‘We will treat you like the Armenians: Djemal Pasha, Zionism and the evacuation of Jaffa, April 1917’ (Routledge 2016).  His latest article “A Honest Broker? The American Consul in Jerusalem, Otis. A. Glazebrook 1914-1920.” has been published by the Jerusalem Quarterly 84 (Winter 2020) https://www.palestine-studies.org/en/node/1650835.

He is currently working on a larger project discussing the urban planning of Jerusalem between 1917 and 1926. Dr Mazza is co-founder of INMENAS, the association of the scholars working on MENA in Ireland. Dr Mazza is available for media interviews, podcasts and other media event.

 

Publications:

Books:
Jerusalem in World War One: the Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat, (I.B.Tauris: London, 2011)
Jerusalem: from the Ottomans to the British, (I.B.Tauris: London, 2009)  - paperback edition 2013

Articles:
“A Honest Broker? The American Consul in Jerusalem, Otis. A. Glazebrook 1914-1920.” Jerusalem Quarterly 84 (Winter 2020), pp. 105-121.https://www.palestine-studies.org/en/node/1650835

‘The Opening of Consulates in Jerusalem: the Case of Italian Diplomacy’ in Insight MEI, https://mei.nus.edu.sg/publication/insight-232-the-opening-of-consulates-in-jerusalem-the-case-of-italian-diplomacy/ (2019)

“Israel/Palestine Centenary” submitted for publication to International Encyclopaedia of the First World War at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) – https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/centenary_israelpalestine (14/11/2018).

“Occupation during and after the War (Middle East)”, International Encyclopaedia of the First World War at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) http://encyclopedia.1914-1918online.net/article/occupation_during_and_after_the_war_middle_east?version=1.0  (20/03/2017).

“Missing Voices in Late Ottoman and Early British Jerusalem” Jerusalem Quarterly 53, (Spring 2013), p. 61-71.

“For God and La Patrie: Antonin Jaussen Dominican and French Agent in the Middle East 1914-1920”, First World War Studies 3, No. 2 (October 2012), p. 145-164.

“Dining Out in Times of War: Jerusalem 1914-1918”, The Jerusalem Quarterly 41 (Spring 2010), p. 52-58.

“Antonio de la Cierva y Lewita: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem 1914-1919”, The Jerusalem Quarterly 40, (Winter 2010), p. 36-44.

“Churches at War: The Impact of the First World War on the Christian Institutions of Jerusalem 1914-20”, Middle Eastern Studies 45, No. 2 (March 2009), p. 207-227
“Le Chiese Cristiane di Gerusalemme nella Guerra Mondiale 1914-1920” (Italian) Contemporanea 4 (October 2008), p. 613-638

Chapters:

‘A Coherent Inconsistency: Italian Cultural Diplomacy in Palestine 1918-1936’ in Karene Sanchez (ed) European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2020), p. 331-351.  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-55540-5_16

‘Between Rome and Jerusalem: Catholics in Palestine 1850-1930’ in James Kitchen and Robert Johnson (eds.) The Great War in the Middle East, (Routledge: London, 2019), p. 321-338.

‘To Preserve and Safeguard the Amenities of the Holy City Without Favour or Prejudice to Race or Creed’ (The Pro-Jerusalem Society and Ronald Storrs 1917-1926) in V. Lemire and A. Dalachanis (eds.) Ordinary Jerusalem 1840-1940 (Brill: Leiden, 2018), p. 403-422.

“‘We will treat you as we did with the Armenians’: Cemal Pasha, Zionism and the alleged expulsion of the Jews from Jaffa” in T. Cicek (ed) Syria in World War I. Politics, Economy and Society (Routledge: London, 2016), p. 87-106.

“Transforming the Holy City: from Communal Clashes to Urban Violence, the Nebi Musa Riots in 1920” in U. Freitag, N. Lafi & N. Fuccaro (eds) Urban Violence in Middle Eastern Cities: From Empire to Nation States (Berghahn: Oxford, 2015), p. 179-196.