On the occasion of receiving the Social History Society Book Prize, I had this interview with Prof. Naomi Tadmor, the Chair of the Society
Tag: In Quest of Justice
Video recording of a lecture delivered in the series titled “Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin” hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Science and the Humanities, CRASSH, the University of Cambridge on 8 May 2020.
Adam Sabra published the following review of In Quest of Justice in al-Ahram Weekly, issue 1437, 4-10 April 2019. Khaled Fahmy’s fascinating and important new book addresses fundamental questions about the nature of Egypt’s modernity. Tracing the origins of forensic medicine to the middle of the 19th century (1830-1880), Fahmy offers a revisionist account of the origins of the modern Egyptian state and its relationship to Islamic law. Critical of modernisation theories of both the right and left as well as of Islamist critiques of the legitimacy of Egypt’s path to modernity, Fahmy suggests that Egypt under the descendants of…