May 23-24, 2022: I participated in the international workshop The Historicity of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim worlds at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin, where I presented my draft-chapter on “Rearing Modern Egypt: Women-Led Child Welfare Programs as Sites of Political Participation and Transformation in the Early 20th Century“
December 15, 2021: I co-organized today for HISDEMAB’s internal seminar a round-table with Zeinab Azarbadegan and Tamara Maatouk on “Doctoral Research and the Question of Visual Sources”
October and November 2021: I visited: The Presbyterian Historical Society, University of Pennsylvania, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. I also visited the Tenement Museum and the “Cairo Modern” exhibit at the Center for Architecture while in New York, related to my project.
September 17, 2021: I co-chaired the panel “Modernizing al-Watan: Arab Experiences of Nation Building in the Early-20th Century” and Abdel Qader (Amman University, IFPO, HISDEMAB) presented his research. The title of my paper was “Rearing Modern Egypt: Child Welfare and the State in the Early-20th Century“. My participation was online and the congress was held at Osnabrück University
May 3, 2021: I organized today for HISDEMAB’s internal seminar a round-table with Chloe Bordewich and Ayşe Polat on “Doctoral Research and the Question of the Archives: a Discussion on Methodology”