Workshop – Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies
Organized by Claire Panetta and Prof. Beth Baron
Friday, February 21, 2014 – 9:30 am-6:30 pm – Room 9206
10:00-12:00 | Law: Locality and Nationality
Will Hanley (History, Florida State University): “What is a Local? Egyptians before Egyptian Nationality.”
Jeff Culang (History, CUNY Graduate Center): “The Unmixing of Peoples”: Nationality and Religion in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt.”
Discussant: Robert Tignor (History, Princeton University)
1:00-3:00 Land: Frontiers, Heat, and Water
Nancy Reynolds (History, Washington University): “Managing Aswan: A Frontier City’s New Landscape of Heat.”
Jessica Barnes (Geography, University of South Carolina): “The Politics of Prediction: Modeling Egypt’s Water Futures.”
Discussant: Alan Mikhail (History, Yale University)
3:30-5:30 Bodies: The Politics and Religion of Healing
Sherine Hamdy (Anthropology, Brown University) and Soha Bayoumi (History of Science, Harvard University): “‘Doctors of the Revolution’: Egypt’s Political Uprisings and the Limits of Medical Neutrality.”
Ana Maria Vinea (Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center): “Drinking the Word of God: Revelation, Materiality, and Science in Contemporary Egyptian Debates on the Qur’an as Treatment.”
Discussant: Marcia Inhorn (Department of Anthropology, Yale University).
5:45-6:30 Closing Remarks
Co-sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology, the Doctoral Students’ Council, and the Middle Eastern Studies Organization
RSVP to CPanetta@gc.cuny.edu to confirm attendance. Note that all workshop participants are asked to read the papers in advance of the meeting.
Friday, February 21, 2014
RSVP to CPanetta@gc.cuny.edu to confirm attendance.
Note that all workshop participants are asked to read the papers in advance of the meeting.
The Graduate Center, CUNY