Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel
The Arab world from the 18th to the 20th century
Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire
The Palestine War of 1948
The First World War in the Middle East
Professor Rogan has extensive experience of working with the media, including live broadcast interviews.
Professor Rogan's research focuses on the modern history of the Arab world from the sixteenth century to the present. He is author of The Arabs: A History, and Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. He is editor of Outside In: On the margins of the modern Middle East; The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (with Avi Shlaim); Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times (with Alan Bowman); and Village, Steppe and State: The Social Origins of Modern Jordan (with Tariq Tell). He is editor of the new Cambridge University Press book series, The Contemporary Middle East. He is currently working on a new book entitled The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, to be published in 2015.