The King Hussein Bin Talal Chair at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan (UJ) on Tuesday organized a seminar to discuss Historiography and history writing in Jordan. The seminar, which featured Dr. Al Mahdi Alrawadieh as a speaker, tackled several themes including historians and literature on the history of Jordan.
Alrawadieh divided the efforts of history professors in the Jordanian universities into three generations. With regard to theses, Alrawadieh placed UJ and Yarmouk University are at the top of Arab universities that studied the history of Jordan. He also shed light on individual efforts -11 scholars- in the field. At the end of the seminar,
Alrawadieh recommended the need for more studies, research and publications on the history of Jordan to document historical information, and preserve data from loss or distortion. For his part, Director General of the Royal Hashemite Documentation Center Dr. Muhannad Al-Mubaidin explained that Islamic records did not address the history of Jordan,
as Jordan was never a center of the Islamic caliphate. He also pointed out that history books did not pay much attention to cognitive transformations at that time, noting that the discipline has faced many problems, including the lack of awareness and the lack of courage to address some topics such as the Black September, for instance. The King Hussein Bin Talal Chair is an academic chair established at CSS with an aim to shed light on the life and rule of King Hussein, who, through insightful and sophisticated leadership, led the country and its people to the heights of progress and development.