Month: June 2020

Teaching Europeans to Say ‘Kh’: Ancient Egyptian and Modern Arabic

Rachel Mairs (Mother Tongues and Father Throats, by Slavs and Tatars, 2013.) One of my favourite lockdown reads so far has been the Egyptian writer Muḥammad al-Muwayliḥī’s Ḥadīth ‘Īsā ibn Hishām ‘What ‘Īsā ibn Hishām Told Us’.  al-Muwayliḥī (1858-1930) takes us on a journey around fin-de-siècle Cairo and Paris, from the point of view of his alter ego … Continue reading Teaching Europeans to Say ‘Kh’: Ancient Egyptian and Modern Arabic

Everyday Orientalism Talks: Archaeology and Heritage-Based Work in Egypt by Fatma Keshk

Everyday Orientalism Talks: Archaeology and Heritage-Based Work in Egypt by Fatma Keshk

by Everyday Orientalism cover picture: Fatma Keshk Join us on zoom on July 17th for the first of what we hope will be a stimulating series of virtual #EOTalks! We are honoured to launch this series with Egyptologist and fieldwork archaeologist Fatma Keshk, who will give a talk entitled: "The Place and the People: Community … Continue reading Everyday Orientalism Talks: Archaeology and Heritage-Based Work in Egypt by Fatma Keshk

From Accra to Harlem and Back: Black Histories Matter

From Accra to Harlem and Back: Black Histories Matter

by Girish Daswani #BlackLivesMatter The murder of George Floyd has sparked a global protest movement as well as declarations of solidarity from black peoples and their allies all over the world, including in Africa. The Ghanaian President was one of the first African leaders to issue a statement of solidarity with black people in the … Continue reading From Accra to Harlem and Back: Black Histories Matter

New Tears, Millennia-Old Pains: On Losing A Pet

New Tears, Millennia-Old Pains: On Losing A Pet

by Katherine Blouin "They say, namely, that the gods who came into existence at the beginning, being few in number and overpowered by the multitude and the lawlesness of earth-borne men, took on the forms of certain animals, and in this way saved themselves from the savagery and violence of mankind."Diodorus Siculus on Egyptians' worship … Continue reading New Tears, Millennia-Old Pains: On Losing A Pet