Conference Programme

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Wednesday 27th March

9.00

Registration

09.30–09.45

Welcome and Introduction

Baroness Symonds, James Watt and Dr Hassan Hakimian

on behalf of the BES, CBRL and LMEI

09.45–10.45

Session 1: title tba

Keynote Speaker: Professor Nabil Fahmy

Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo


Chairman: Professor Magdy Ishak Hanna

Vice Chairman, British Egyptian Society

10.45

Refreshments

11.15–12.00

Session 2: Reflections on the 1919 Independence Movement


Copts in the 1919 Revolution - An Exceptional Participation in Egyptian Political Life

Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour

Former Egyptian Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment


Moderator: Sir Derek Plumbly

Former British Ambassador to Egypt

12.00-13.00

Session 3: The Great Theft of History: World War One and the Prelude to Revolution


Professor Khaled Fahmy

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge


Moderator: Sir Geoffrey Adams

British Ambassador to Egypt

13.00

Lunch

14.00–15.15

Session 4: The Strategy and Tactics of the Protests


Telegraphing Revolt: Protest Diffusion in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

Dr Neil Ketchley

Lecturer in Middle East Politics, King’s College London


Workers on the Canal, Camaraderie within Apartheid

Mohamed Elsayed

MA History, SOAS and Co-founder of Mubtadas


Moderator: Dr May Darwich

Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

15.15

Refreshments

15.45–17.00

Session 5: Britain and Egypt


The Wafd, the Royal Family and the British

Professor James Whidden

Professor, Department of History, Acadia University


‘No Very Fixed Ideas’. The Foreign Office, the High Commissioners and the Egyptian Nationalists

Dr C. W. Richard Long

Author of British Pro-Consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929


Moderator: Roger Hardy

Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford

18.00–19.30

PUBLIC LECTURE

EGYPT IN THE WIDER CONTEXT OF POST-OTTOMAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARAB WORLD


Keynote Speaker: Professor Eugene Rogan

Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Director, St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, Oxford University


Chairman: James Watt

Chairman, Council for British Research in the Levant

Thursday 28th March

09.00–10.15

Session 6: The Role of Women in the Independence Movement


A Ward of Their Own: Mothers, Medical Doctors and the Revolution of 1919

Professor Beth Baron

Distinguished Professor and Director, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Centre, The City College of New York


Women and Gender in the 1919 Revolution and Beyond

Professor Margot Badran

Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University


Moderator: Nabila Ramdani

Journalist, author of Women in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

10.15

Refreshments

10.45–12.00

Session 7: The Historiography of the 1919 Revolution


From Nationalism to Islamism; Revolution, the Wafd and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

Professor Philip Marfleet

Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of East London


Neither Wilson nor Lenin: an Intellectual History of the 1919 Revolution

Dr Hussein Omar

Assistant Professor in Global History, University College Dublin


Moderator: Dr Anthony Gorman

Senior Lecturer, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh

12.00–13.15

Session 8: Impact on Society and Minorities


Copts and the 1919 Revolution: Egyptian Identities and Nationalisms

Mark Bebawi

Doctoral Student, Rice University


The 1923 Egyptian Constitution and the Future of Elementary Education in Egypt

Dr Relli Shechter

Academic Visitor, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford


Moderator: tbc

13.15

Lunch

14.15–15.00

Session 9: The Arts


Long Live Degenerate Art! Art as a Liberator for Egyptian Surrealists

Dr Omneya el Naggar

Department of Political Science, the American University of Cairo


Moderator: Peter Mackenzie Smith

Trustee, The British Egyptian Society

15.00–16.45

Session 10: The Revolution and its Influence on the Next Hundred Years (panel session)


Panellist: Farid Khamis (tbc)

Chairman of the Board, British University in Egypt


Panellist: Dr Anthony Gorman

Senior Lecturer, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh


Panellist: Mona Makram Ebeid


Panellist: Nabila Ramdani

Journalist, author of Women in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution


Panellist: Dr May Darwich

Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University


Moderator: Professor Robert Springborg

Italian Institute of International Affairs

16.45–17.00

Closing Remarks: Baroness Liz Symons of Vernham Dean

Chairman, The British Egyptian Society