Our Mission

Archive Iraq is an open access, digital collection of primary and secondary source materials of Iraqi history for any and all who care to learn. We at Archive Iraq are an international, multilingual network of scholars who strive to create, recover, and maintain collective memory, fill gaps in cultural and historical records, and create open access educational materials that offer an inclusive, holistic, and corrective account that lends itself to community efforts for accountability and justice.

Our Team

Rasha Al Aqeedi's profile picture

Rasha Al Aqeedi is the Middle East deputy editor of New Lines Magazine. She is an Iraqi researcher and analyst based in Washington D.C. Her work focuses on non-state armed groups, political Islam, and her hometown of Mosul, Iraq.

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Ross Caputi is the Head Archivist of Archive Iraq and a PhD student of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also the main author of The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History (2019).

Noor Ghazi's profile picture

Noor Ghazi is the President of Archive Iraq and a Professor in Practice at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, department of Peace, War and Defense. She holds a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Noor has recently joined Mosul University in Iraq as a Visiting Lecturer. As part of the peace building effort and in collaboration with Iraqi Al Amal Association, UNDP and UNESCO, Noor translated “Preparing for Peace ” into Arabic, for the eminent peace scholar John Paul Lederach.

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Dr. Kali Rubaii is the Director of Archive Iraq and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University. Her research explores the environmental impacts of less-than-lethal militarism, and how military projects (re)arrange political ecologies in the name of “letting live.” Her book project, Counter-resurgency, examines how farmers in Anbar, Iraq struggle to survive and recover from transnational counterinsurgency projects.

What We Do

We strive to give the public greater access to a more complete and nuanced understanding of Iraqi history. While so many important historical documents are out of reach for the vast majority, locked away in archives or hidden behind paywalls; a great many are available, scattered across the internet. Archive Iraq has gathered as many of those sources as possible, organized them in an open-access website, and made them as available as possible within the constraints of copyright law. 

Compliance with Copyright Law and Fair Use Doctrine

We collect and preserve primary and secondary historical sources on Iraqi history, as well as producing our own sources (see our oral histories and the chapters on our timeline). However, we cannot make copyrighted materials available in their entirety due to copyright restrictions. In such cases, we offer guidance on where and how individuals can find those materials.

There are a great many journalistic articles that are essential primary source materials. These articles are cited in our chapters and linked to our Zotero library, where readers can find permalinks to the original source. Reports from NGOs are similarly copyrighted items, but the links in our Zotero library will guide readers to the original reports.

Academic journal articles are also cited in our chapters and linked to our Zotero library. However, many articles remain unavailable without a subscription.

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