How to Record a Revolution: Lessons from Egypt


Friday, November 1, 2013, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is please to present

Khaled Fahmy
Professor and Chair, Department of History, American University of Cairo

After graduating from AUC with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in political science, Khaled Fahmy went on to pursue a DPhil from Oxford University. A renowned expert in Middle East studies, Fahmy served as associate professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University (NYU) before joining AUC as a faculty member. A Fulbright scholar, Fahmy’s academic contributions have earned him a series of fellowships and honors including the Malcolm Kerr Awards of the Middle East Studies Association for best humanities dissertation (honorable mention) in 1993. Fahmy was also appointed as a faculty fellow from 2000 to 2001 in the Project on Cities and Urban Knowledge, as part of NYU’s International Center for Advanced Studies. He is a member of the Middle East Studies Association, Egyptian Historical Association and American Historical Association.

A prolific writer, Fahmy authored several publications including Mehmed Ali: From Ottoman Governor to Ruler of Egypt (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2009); All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali Pasha, His Army and the Founding of Modern Egypt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997); and The Body and Modernity: Essays in the History of Medicine and Law in Modern Egypt (Cairo: Dar al-Kutub, 2004).

Fahmy’s research interests focus on the social history of the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on the history of law and medicine. He has also conducted research on discourses and practices revolving around the human body, posing the basic question of: To whom does the body belong? He attempts to address this question by studying the Egyptian history during the 19th century.

Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus, History Department, will moderate the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: seating for this event will be on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Liz Flanagan