Biography

Dr Roberto Mazza earned his PhD from SOAS University of London in 2007, where he is currently a Research Associate. 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 has also published several articles on the Jerusalem Quarterly and recently has edited a special issue dedicate to diplomacy in the Holy Land. He also published an article on First World Studies 'For God and La Patrie: Antonin Jaussen, Dominican Priest and French intellegence agent in the Middle East, 1914-1920' and published two articles for the International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Dr Mazza has worked also on urban violence and a chapter in relation to the Nebi Musa Riots that occured in Jerusalem 1920 has been published in Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State. Dr Mazza has recently published a chapter on the evacuation of the Jews of Jaffa in 1917. Currently Dr Mazza is working on a new large project on the urban planning of Jerusalem from 1917 to 1926 and another work based on recently released documents discussing the history of the Italian Consulate in Jerusalem.

Research interests: First World War in the Middle East and North Africa, late Ottoman Palestine, urban history, diplomatic and religious institutions in the Middle East

Research Interests

I am interested in the urban history of Palestine with a particular focus on Jerusalem at the beginning of the 20th Century. I am also interested at large in the First World War in the Middle East. I have worked on the Christian communities in Palestine during the First World War and I intend to carry out more work on this topic. I have been involved externally in the OPEN Jerusalem project funded by the ERC that is currently mapping all archives in Jerusalem and all archival material about the city around the world.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2009 Western Illinois University - Assistant Professor
  • 2004 SOAS University of London - Teaching Fellow

Education

  • 2007 SOAS University of London - PhD
  • 2003 SOAS University of London - MA
  • 2002 University of Bologna - MSc
  • 2001 University of Bologna - BA in History and Politics

Association

  • 2004 Member, MESA Middle East Studies Association
  • 2003 Member, BRISMES
  • Member, AHA
  • Member - former manager, First World War in the Middle East and North Africa Network
  • Member, CBRL Council for British Research in the Levant

Language

  • English
  • Italian
  • Hebrew
  • French

Committee

  • Internationalisation, Member of the Internationalisation Committee, AHSS Faculty

Other

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Jerusalem Quarterly, peer reviewed journal published by the Institute of Palestine Studies.

Books

Jerusalem: From the Ottomans to the British

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2009
London
IB Tauris
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Jerusalem in World War I: the Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2011
London
IB Tauris
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Book Chapters

'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

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2018
Leiden
Brill
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Dining Out in the Holy City: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem 1914-1920

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2014
London
IB Tauris
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Transforming the Holy City: From Communal Clashes to Urban Violence, the Nebi Musa Riots in 1920

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2015
Oxford
Berghahn
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"We will treat you like the Armenians": Djemal Pasha, Zionism and the evacuation of Jaffa, April 2017

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
New York
Routledge
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Between Rome and Jerusalem: Catholics negotiating empires and war in Palestine, 1850-1930

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2019
London
Routledge
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

De-festishizing Law and Order

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2018
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Other Journals

Le Chiese Cristiane di Gerusalemme nella Guerra Mondiale 1914-1920

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2008
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Antonio de La Cierva y Lewita: the Spanish Consul in Jerusalem 1914-1919

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2010
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Dining Out in Times of War: Jerusalem 1914-1918

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2010
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Missing Voices in Late Ottoman and Early British Jerusalem

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2013
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Editorial

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
Ramallah - Palestine
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Shared Sacred Places and Multi-Religious Space

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
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Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840-1940): New archives and perspectives on urban citizenship and global entanglements'

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
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Religious communities in the Holy Land

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
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The Great War in the Middle East

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
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The Past in the Present of the Middle East

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
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The Peripheries of World War I, New Methodological and Spatial Perspectives

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2015
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100 Years After…The British Legacy in Palestine: Balfour and Beyond

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

The Last Palestinian. The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Other Fronts, Other Wars? First World War Studies on the Eve of the Centennial

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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Muslim-Christian relations in late Ottoman Palestine. Where nationalism and religion intersect

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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From Ambivalence to Hostility: The Arabic Newspaper Filastin and Zionism 1911-1914

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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The Holy See and the Emergence of the Modern Middle East: Benedict XV's Diplomacy in Greater Syria (1914-1922).

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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Other Publications

The Last Palestinian. The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2018
LONDON
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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Other Fronts, Other Wars? First World War Studies on the Eve of the Centennial

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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Muslim-Christian relations in late Ottoman Palestine. Where nationalism and religion intersect

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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From Ambivalence to Hostility: The Arabic Newspaper Filastin and Zionism 1911-1914

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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Centenary (Israel/Palestine)

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2019
Berlin
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À Jérusalem en guerre, un « consul universel »

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2016
Paris
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Occupation during and after the War (Middle East)

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
Berlin
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The Holy See and the Emergence of the Modern Middle East: Benedict XV's Diplomacy in Greater Syria (1914-1922).

Dr. Roberto Mazza
2017
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