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‘Instinctive Creativity’: Wissa Wassef’s Genius as an Artist and Teacher Is on Display

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 14 Jun 2022

The late Egyptian artist Ramses Wissa Wassef believed art was an instinct in all people. He taught children and villagers to weave to express their innate creativity.

Arts & Culture

Egyptians Played a Crucial Role in the Excavation of King Tut’s Tomb

Petra Ayar Jahchan | 09 Jun 2022

The excavation was “not the story of a single heroic figure,” says a curator of a new exhibition at the University of Oxford.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Literature & Translation Refugees

‘The Last Resort’: Documentary Tells the Story of European Refugees in Egypt

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 02 Jun 2022

A documentary film recounts the little-known story of El Shatt, a refugee camp near Suez that sheltered thousands of Europeans during World War II.

Arts & Culture Conflict Development Faculty Social Sciences

Studying the Future: Scholars Explore the Topic from an Arab Context

Petra Ayar Jahchan | 25 May 2022

Scholars at a symposium held by the London School of Economics got at the topic through the perspectives of Arab media and cultures.

Arts & Culture Libraries Literature & Translation Publishing

Palestinian Libraries in Jerusalem Preserve Heritage by Digitising Manuscripts

Amr EL-Tohamy | 23 May 2022

Three Palestinian libraries in East Jerusalem are involved in a project to index and restore documents that tell the stories of families living there more than a century ago.

Arts & Culture

Discovering King Tut’s Tomb: Oxford Exhibition Challenges Euro-Centric Narratives

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 15 May 2022

An exhibition at the University of Oxford celebrates the 100th anniversary of the find by spotlighting the overlooked Egyptian workers who made it possible.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing Refugees

France Makes Yemeni Writer Ali Al-Muqri a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

Amr EL-Tohamy | 11 May 2022

Now living in Paris, the novelist and poet says he hopes the cultural honour will focus more attention on the neglected realm of Arabic literature in translation.

Architecture Arts & Culture Research

Palestinian Brothers Once Jailed in the Intifada Work to Restore Nablus

Amr EL-Tohamy | 28 Apr 2022

Abdalrahman Kittana, a professor at Birzeit University, and his brother Basel are now working on a project to restore the West Bank city of Nablus.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

For Lebanese Artist Dima Raad, Faces Tell the Stories of Crisis and War

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 18 Apr 2022

Faces “are the first letters of expression,” says the Lebanese artist and educator Dima Raad. She discussed her philosophy of making and teaching art with Al-Fanar Media.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

‘Blind Sinbad’: Bothayna Al-Essa Explores a Changing Kuwait, from War to Pandemic

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 11 Apr 2022

The Kuwaiti novelist Bothayna Al-Essa’s “Blind Sinbad: Atlas of the Sea and War” traverses 30 years of change in Kuwait, comparing the faces of war and pandemic.




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