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Joshua M. White

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
Nau 355
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2012
M.A. University of Michigan, 2007
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
AS-HIST- ACLS Fellowship for Joshua White
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
August 25, 2015 – August 31, 2016
EGMT 1540: Ethical Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
HIME 2001: History of the Middle East and North Africa, C 500-1500
Credits: 4
Explores the history of the Middle East and North Africa from late antiquity to the rise to superpower status of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. Topics include the formation of Islam and the first Arab-Islamic conquests; the fragmentation of the empire of the caliphate; the historical development of Islamic social, legal, and political institutions; science and philosophy; and the impact of invaders (Turks, Crusaders, and Mongols).
HIME 3192: From Nomads to Sultans: the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1700
Credits: 3
A survey of the history of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins around 1300 to 1700, this course explores the political, military, social, and cultural history of this massive, multi-confessional, multi-ethnic, inter-continental empire which, at its height, encompassed Central and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa.
HIME 4511: Colloquium in Middle East History
Credits: 4
The major colloquium is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topics of the colloquium. Colloquia are most frequently offered in areas of history where access to source materials or linguistic demands make seminars especially difficult. Students in colloquia prepare about 25 pages of written work distributed among various assignments. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HIST 8001: Master's Essay Writing
Credits: 3
Master's Essay Writing offers first-year doctoral students in History and those in the JD/MA program a workshop in which to discuss and develop an article-length work of original scholarship. Prerequisite: First-year history Ph.D. students or JD/MA students
HIME 9023: Tutorial in the History of the Medieval Middle East and North Africa
Credits: 3
This tutorial surveys the historiography of the medieval Middle East and North Africa (broadly construed), from pre-Islamic Arabia through the Ottoman conquest of the Mamluk Sultanate, which reunified the eastern half of the Mediterranean for the first time in a millennium. Readings introduce the major dynasties between Iberia and Central Asia, from the Umayyads to the Ottomans, and the seminal texts that have shaped the field.
HIME 9024: Tutorial in Ottoman History
Credits: 3
This tutorial surveys the history and historiography of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins in the fourteenth century up to the period of reforms known as the Tanzimat beginning in the first half of the nineteenth century. Readings introduce the major historiographical debates and trends in the field and cover the political, military, institutional, social, and cultural history of the Empire.
HIME 9028: Legal History of Piracy
Credits: 3
This tutorial surveys the legal history of piracy from antiquity to the present, with a particular focus on the early modern Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean worlds. Readings consisting of scholarly monographs and primary source texts introduce key concepts and major debates in the field and as well as insight into differing legal responses to piracy in specific periods and imperial spaces.
HIST 9033: Tutorial in the History and Historiography of the Mediterranean
Credits: 3
This tutorial surveys the history and historiography of the Mediterranean Sea as a subject of scholarly inquiry from late antiquity to the late nineteenth century.
HIST 9961: Supervised Reading
Credits: 3
Graduate study of the historiography of a particular topic or historical period, equivalent to a graduate-level colloquium course. Prerequisites: Approval of director of graduate studies or department chair.

ACLS Fellowship, 2015-2016.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)-NEH Research Fellowship, 2013.

2012 Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Dissertation in History, University of Michigan (U-M).

2012 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Honorable Mention.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2011-2012.

H.F. Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012 (Declined).

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship, 2011.

U-M Rackham International Research Award, 2010.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2008-2009.

ARIT Department of State Fellowship, 2008.

Title VI FLAS Fellowships (Turkish, Persian), 2006-2008.

CASA Full-Year Fellowship in advanced Arabic at American University in Cairo, 2004-2005.