02-21-2014: Workshop – Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies

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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

Coffee/Tea: 9:30-10:00

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)

Lunch: 12:00-1:00

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)

Coffee/Tea 3:00-3:30

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.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
9:30 am-6:30 pm
Room 9206

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.


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