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Summary: October 29: Hegemony and the Archive
5.15 to 6.45 pm
– What are the colonial legacies of archives in the developing world? – How has the development of nationalisms impacted archival practices in general and more
specifically in the Middle East?
– What roles have modernist and nationalist projects in the region played in constructing dominant/
– How have archival practices contributed to the construction of national identities?
– What memories and stories were marginalized in the process?
– What form did this marginalization take: politically, administratively and theoretically?
– What is the current state and future of national archives?
Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the American University in Cairo. His publications include All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt (1997).
Mahmoud Sabet, historian, private collector, researcher and documentary filmmaker (Cairo).
Dr. Lucie Ryzova, historian of modern Egypt, researcher at the University of Oxford, lives between Cairo and Oxford.