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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Rooms 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Event date: 
Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:45

Presented as part of the Middle Eastern Studies Seminar Series

Free and open to all

[ poster ]

This research paper outlines the development of Israel studies in Egyptian universities, by focusing on Israel studies in Cairo University, as the first university established in the Arab world in general, and the first university to offer classes related to Israel studies in particular. Moreover, this research will trace the evolution of Israel studies over the past century, starting from 1917 when the decision to create a special department for Oriental studies was made, including offering classes to study Judaism and Hebrew Language for the first time in Egypt, till 2018.

Dr Menna Abukhadra is a Postdoctoral fellow at FAMES in the University of Cambridge and a Lecturer of Hebrew Language and literature at Cairo University. She was awarded her B.A in Oriental languages and Literature, and M.A and PhD in Modern Hebrew language and Literature from the Department of Oriental Languages, Cairo University.

Dr Charis Olszok, Dr Assef Ashraf:
Dr Charis Olszok, Dr Assef Ashraf: