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InVisu est lauréat des appels à projets avec un projet de géo-visualisation de contenus de la Perséide Athar sur le Caire moderne en collaboration avec l’Ifao et .


The project “La fabrique du Caire moderne” recruits a part-time research assistant on an hourly-paid basis for nine months in the calendar year of 2019 with a two-month probation period. Remuneration is hourly, with a limit of 400 euros per month. The position is renewable for 2020.

يقدم مشروع البحث “صناعة القاهرة الحديثة” وظيفة مساعد أبحاث بنظام الساعات و لمدة 9 شهور خلال عام 2019 على ان يمر بفترة تجريبية مدتها شهران. المرتب يعتمد على عدد الساعات بحد أقصى 400 يورو شهريا. هذه الوظيفة قابلة للتجديد فى 2020.

Details / التفاصيل:

Our first workshop takes place at Ifao, 2 May 2019.

Programme of Thursday May 2nd – open to general public to attend 

    • Mot de bienvenue/Greetings: Frederic Abecassis (IFAO) (French & English)
    • 14:15 Mercedes Volait (CNRS) & Adam Mestyan (Duke University), “Introducing the Project”
    • 14:30-15:00 Ghislaine Alleaume (CNRS), “Sources for the urban history of Khedival Alexandria” (in English)
    • 15:00-15:30 Magdi Guirguis (Kafr al-Shaykh University and IFAO), “The Coptic Patriarchate Archives and the Urban History of Cairo” (in Arabic)
    • 15:30-16:00 Rezk Nori (The Center for Contemporary Egyptian History, Egyptian National Library), “The Inheritance of Merchants in Muhammad ‘Ali’s Cairo as a Source for Urban History” (in Arabic)
    • 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
    • 16:30-17:00: Adam Mestyan (Duke University), “Property Identification and Administration in Modern Cairo: The Narrative Method” (in English)
    • 17:00-17:30 Mercedes Volait (CNRS), “Telling a Story through Photography? About Some Rare Views of Modern Cairo” (in English)
    • 17:30-18:00 Hossam al-Din Isma‘il (‘Ayn Shams University), “David Roberts as a Source for Documenting Cairo” (in Arabic)
    • 18:30 Summary discussion
    19:00 Reception
The project received a seed grant from the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Office of Global Affairs/Mellon Global Enhancement Fund at Duke University. Hurray!
The “Digital Cairo” sub-project received a two-year research award (2022-2024) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hurray!
The “Digital Cairo” sub-project of La fabrique du Caire moderne program is happy to announce that it financed the digitization of early issues of the Egyptian official gazette, held in the French National Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF).