An ongoing identity crisis in Lebanon: Arab or What? Digitising early newspapers in the Middle East, 1895-1950 (EAP1434)

Aims and objectives

This project aims at preserving 24 848 Newspaper pages dating back to 1895 and showcasing the identity crisis of what’s called nowadays “Lebanon”: divide amongst Lebanese in agreement with or against the several nationalist’s movements, their views and activism towards independence in relation to their religious affiliations (Judaism, Christianity & Islam). This collection was spotted in poor and harsh handling, consequently, needs urgent curation to secure the voice of the past as a path towards leading the tomorrow. Lebanon is still facing the same conflicts as in 1895. Isn’t it time to learn? Isn't time to share hidden information?