Al Salt during the Last 300 years

13 November, 2017 - 18:00 - 20:00

Public lecture in English

Joint Ifpo/CBRL Insights Series ‘Perspectives on the Modern and Contemporary Arab World’

السلط خلال الثلاث مئة سنة الماضية


Until the beginning of the 18th century Al Salt was a small village with no more than 400 inhabitants, mostly farmers. This presentation will present the evolution of the city since this period with a focus on its social history (migration, economic activities), urbanism and urban heritage. The presentation will also focus on the political and strategical role of Al Salt during the last three centuries at a local and a regional scale. 


Dr. Raouf Abu Jaber

About the speaker

Dr. Raouf Abu Jaber is a renowned Jordanian historian and businessman. Born in Al Salt in 1925 to a prominent local family, he has a long and distinguished career of professional, community and educational service. His doctorate, from the University Oxford, is published as Pioneers Over Jordan: The Frontiers of Settlement in Transjordan, 1850-1914 (1989) and draws extensively on family papers, as well as British, Jordanian, Ottoman and French sources. He has published to date over one hundred articles and five books in English and eleven in Arabic.

Date and Time

Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6 pm


CBRL, British Institute in Amman 102 Uhod Street, Tla' al- Alili