We often regard print as a motor of social change, leaving revolutions in its wake. For historians of the Middle East, this line of thought leads to the (predictable) question: why didn’t Muslims or Ottomans or Arabs adopt print? In a new episode of the series "History of Science, Ottoman or Otherwise," a feature of the Ottoman History Podcast, CMES alumna Kathryn Schwartz (PhD '15) and host Nir Shafir discuss why this question is often poorly posed, and take an in-depth look at how and why people used print in one particular historical context: nineteenth-century Cairo.
CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2015–16 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Aubrey Stoddard (’17), studying history and government, received first prize for an image she captured during her internship at the Institute for Counter Terrorism during summer 2015 in Israel.