I have stumbled through this while doing some internet flaneuring (a.k.a procrastinating). A monthly newsletter dedicated only to dust, written by Jay Ownes. The topics seem really interesting, I plan to take a deep look one I take a break sometime in the foreseeable future I hope: http://tinyletter.com/hautepop/archive. She has argued for the importance and magnificence […]
Cairo looking really pretty in this 1884 map!
Call for proposals, Special issue of Arabian Humanities n°11: Urban Images and Imaginaries: Cities of the Arabian Peninsula through their representations Deadline for sending proposals extended to: July 10, 2017 http://cy.revues.org/3344
In the weekend I read a candid book on ethics and research. No, not that kind of book. A candid book. One that demands you to untie your bundled self. I knew what the book was about, I have been tentatively trying to walk between the legs of similar texts, uncertain whether or not I […]
The British Pathé footage of signing the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian treaty. The treaty will be unilaterally repealed in 1951 but he same party that signed it.
Originally posted on Global Urban History:
By Valeska Huber, German Historical Institute London Baedeker map of Port Said, 1885, from the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). Research on the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean has stressed the importance of the opening of the Suez Canal as a transformative factor that had extensive reverberations…
Mother of the Megacities. Broadcast on BBC in 1993.Synopsis: The problems facing the world’s largest cities are often seen as hopeless, yet in Cairo there is no homelessness, the crime rate is low and development continues within traditional cultural boundaries. Asks if other cities could learn from Cairo’s success, as more that half the world’s population… […]