Christine B. Lindner

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Education 
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 2009
M.A., Durham University, 2004
B.A., Gordon College, 2002

Publications 
“From Foreign soil to the ʾArd of Beirut: A history of the American University of Beirut and the Anglo-American Cemetery”, Nadia El Cheikh, Leila Choueiri and Bilal Orafli, eds., One Hundred and Fifty (Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 2016), 189-200.
Entangled Education: Foreign, National and Local schools in Ottoman Syria and Mandate Lebanon (19th-20th Centuries), Beiruter Texte und Studien 137: Herausgegeben vom Orient-Institute Beirut (Beirut: Ergon Verlag Würzburg in Kommission, 2016). Co-edited with Julia Hauser and Esther Möller.
“Educational Encounters between American Protestant Missionaries and the residents of Late Ottoman Syria: one path towards a Modern Education,” in:  Julia Hauser, Christine B. Lindner, Esther Möller, eds., Entangled Education: Foreign, National and Local schools in Ottoman Syria and Mandate Lebanon, Beiruter Texte und Studien 137: Herausgegeben vom Orient-Institute Beirut, (Beirut: Ergon Verlag Würzburg in Kommission, 2016): 235-264.
“A Reference Guide to the AC-36: Arabic Bible Manuscript Collection and Affiliated Texts,” NEST Theological Review, 36: 1 (2015): 44-96.
“‘Pick up the pearls of knowledge and adorn ourselves with the jewelry of literature’: An analysis of three Arab women writers in al-Nashra al-Usbu‘iyya,” in: Colin South et al, eds., Living Stones Yearbook 2014 (London: Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust, 2014): 125-157. Co-authored with Deanna Ferree Womack
 “Rahil Ata al-Bustani: Wife and Mother of the Nahda,” in: Adel Beshara, ed., Butrus al-Bustani: Spirit of the Age (Melbourne: IPHOENIX Publishing, 2014): 49-67.
 “‘Hechli Barbara!’: Identity and the Celebration of Saint Barbara in North Lebanon”, in: Michael Marten and Katja Neumann, eds., Saints and Cultural Trans-mission, Collectanea Instituti Anthropos 45 (Sankt Augustin: Anthropos Academia, 2013): 21-39.
 “Labiba Kurani’s Teaching Certificate (1887): Quick Studies of Protestant Heritage in the Middle East”, NEST Theological Review 34:2 (2013): 126-131.
 “The Flexibility of Home: Investigating the Spaces and Definitions for the Home and Family Employed by the ABCFM Missionaries in Ottoman Syria from 1823 to 1860,” in: Mehmet A. Dogan and Heather Sharkey, eds. American Missionaries in the Middle East: Foundational Encounters (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2011): 33-62.
 “‘Making a way into the heart of the people’: Women of the Early Protestant Church in Beirut,” NEST Theological Review 32:2 (2011): 71-96.
 “‘In this religion I will live, and in this religion I will die’: Performativity and the Protestant Identity in Late Ottoman Syria,” Chronos 22 (2010): 22-48.
 “‘Long, long will she be affectionately remembered’: Gender and the Memorialization of an American Female Missionary,” Mission & Social Sciences 23:1 (2010): 7-31.

Digital Publications and Podcasts  
“‘Burj Bird’ and the Beirut Mission Compound: Researching Women in the Protestant Church of Ottoman Syria,” Presbyterian Historical Society Blog (31 May 2016).
“Episode 230: Women and the American Protestant Mission in Lebanon,” with Ellen Fleischmann, hosted by Susanna Ferguson, Ottoman History Podcast (12 March 2016)
“American Mission Compound Beirut,” digital map (December 2015)
“Melita Carabet: Student, Teacher, Sister (1832-1902),” Anglo-American Cemetery Website (14 July 2015)
“Interview with Christine Lindner, May 2015”, by Craig Encer, Levantine Heritage, (May 2015)
“Eli Smith: Missionary, Scholar and Translator of the Bible (1801-1857),” Anglo-American Cemetery Website (11 May 2015).
“Piecing Together the Fragmented History of Esther Mushriq Haddad,AMEWS E-Bulletin 1 (January 2014): 1-3
“Labiba Kurani's Teaching Certificate Online Exhibition,” digital exhibition, Preserving Protestant Heritage in the Middle East Website, (21 October 2013)
 “American Mission Press: An American Barn In Beirut,” NEST Library blog (9 July 2013).

Courses Taught  
CIV 201: World Civilizations and Cultures Before 1500
HIS/RGS 355: Islamic Middle East

Research Interests 
Middle East History; Ottoman History; Lebanon & Syria; Protestantism in the Middle East; Christianity in the Middle East; Women’s History; Historic Cemeteries; Digital History