[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to email@example.com [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information].
The Passions of the Trash Drive: A Group Exhibition
Medrar TV reports on Malak Helmy’s exhibition titled The Passions of the Trash Drive: A Group Exhibition.
حول التَسَلسل في العالم العربي
Perry Anderson analyzes the historical links between western imperialism and authoritarian resilience in the Arab world.
Event: Grounding Political Change in Egypt: The Public Interest, Local Roots of Democracy, and the Right to the City (Cairo, 3 March)
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page announces an event hosted by TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative to be held at American University.
Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory
Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo recaps Sherief Gaber’s lecture at the university.
Letter Concerning Charges Against Amr Hamzawy
Committee on Academic Freedom (MESA) releases an open letter to Egypt’s minister of Justice, Adel Abd al-Hameed, to object and protest the chargers leveled against Amr Hamzawy.
في وصف جمهورية السيسي
Mahmoud Salah imagines how the state of Egypt would function under al-Sisi’s reign.
Commemorating Janet Abu-Lughod
Sherene Seikaly says that Janet Abu-Lughod’s intellectual contributions and publications offered theoretical and empirical basis for students and academics alike to follow.
Before Theory: In Memory of Janet Abu-Lughod
Ananya Roy writes on Janet Abu-Lughod’s valuable methodological contributions in the field of comparative studies.
Diane Singerman commemorates the memory of the late Janet Abu-Lughud through an analysis of her book Cair: 1001 Years of the City Victorious.
A Scholar Open to the World
Immanuel Wallerstein shares an excerpt of Janet Abu-Lughod’s publication titled Before European Hegemony: The World System, 1250-1360 A.D.
The Janet Abu-Lughod I Knew
Nezar AlSayyad writes on Janet Abu-Lughod’s classic article titled The Islamic City-Historic Myth Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance.
A Gentle and Generous Mentor: Janet Abu-Lughod
Suad Joseph remembers Janet Abu-Lughod.
New Texts Out Now: VJ Um Amel, A Digital Humanities Approach: Text, the Internet, and the Egyptian Uprising
Jadaliyya interviews Laila Shereen Sakr/ VJ Um Amel on her recently published article in the Middle East Critique.
Cairo: The Myth of a City on the Verge of Explosion
Jon Argaman writes on political unwillingness to resolve social inequalities that are visible throughout Cairo.
القومية العربية في مصر: العرب من تابعين إلى أعداء
Nael al-Toukhi analyzes literary materials, music, and films produced in the 1960s and 1970s that reflect a tendency towards Arab nationalism.
Letter Concerning Indictment of Dr. Emad Shahin
Committee on Academic Freedom (MESA) releases an open letter to express its concerns and protest against the Egyptian authorities’ indictment of Emad Shahin.
الأنظمة التسلطية لا تسقط طوعا
Khalil al-Anani argues that in order to make sense of the reemergence of the military-backed regime in Egypt, we should analyze the sociological dynamics of revolutionary movements and revolutions, and how they apply to the case of Egypt.
References: Artists Activating the Archive
Medrar TV reports on References an exhibition that presents four artistic projects developed over a year of research. (VIDEO)