“ Syrian Modern History “
Who we are:
In the past few years, Syria has witnessed the loss of a significant portion of its material and archival heritage due to the ongoing war in the country.
Based on the conviction that the preservation of Syria’s heritage – both tangible and intangible– gives hope for building the future, a team of Syrian researchers living in Europe launched in 2017 an individual initiative to create the “Syrian Modern History“ website, a non-profit digital archiving project based in Köln, Germany, aimed at documenting the history of Syria during the period from the late 19th through the end of the 20th centuries.
– Archiving the modern history of Syria in various political, social, economic and urban aspects.
– Preserving the oral heritage and its codification as one of the sources of historical documentation that integrates with the textual history, which contributes to inciting Syrian memory.
– Seeking to obtain unpublished documents from world archives (Germany, Britain, France and Turkey), have them translated by specialists and make them digitally available for website’s visitors and researchers.
– Building an inclusive digital library dedicated to the modern history of Syria, including books, publications, periodicals, documents, coins, stamps, maps and charts.
Suleiman Abdel Nabi | Founder and Editor-in-chief