Delimiting Egypt: Law, Land, Bodies

FEB 21, 2014 | 9:30 AM TO 6:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9206

WHEN:

February 21, 2014: 9:30 AM-6:30 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

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, Graduate Center, CUNY): “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).

Coffee/Tea 5:30-5:45

5:45-6:30   Closing Remarks


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.