Humanities Circle Hosts a Round-table “Knowledge Production and Management”

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On May 17, the alumni of the Commission’s Humanities Circle in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University co-hosted a conversation titled: “Knowledge Production and Management.”
The Helwan University roundtable builds on the ongoing Thematic Conversations held over the last few years at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (MESA) at which Dr. Maggie Nassif, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Egypt, Dr. Loubna Youssef, Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University and Dr. Walid el Hamamsy, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University participated at previous MESA conferences held in the US. The MESA discussions have been tackling issues of dynamics and economies of producing, publishing, disseminating and receiving academic as well as creative writing.

The Binational Fulbright Commission is bringing this discussion to Egypt in an effort to engage in the shaping of the national research landscape and intellectual discourse. To this end, Fulbright alumna, Dr. Areeg Ibrahim (Yale University, 2005-2006), Associate Professor, English Department, Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, shared her experience in translating in a multi-phase project titled ‘Theatre and the City’, while Dr. Loubna Youssef, outlined the challenges she faced in portraying the cultural and local imaging while translating ¼ Gram. Dr. Mohamed Hesham, Lecturer, English Department, Faculty of Arts……

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