Heba Mahmoud Saad AbdelNaby

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2022-Okt 2023)

Prof. Dr.

Heba Abdelnaby has a PhD in Islamic Archaeology from Alexandria University and she is currently a professor of Islamic Archeology and Civilization at Alexandria University (since 2015). She was a Fulbright scholar at Mary Baldwin University in 2007/2008, a visiting fellow of George Washington University in 2017, and she is also a former Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the Faculty of Tourism, Alexandria University.

Heba Abdelnaby participated in many international projects for capacity building such as “Edu-MUST: Education and Capacity Building in Museum Studies” and “Reframing Heritage Education in Egypt,” and she is currently a team member of two international research projects entitled “Intercultural Influences between East and West (11th–21st centuries)” and “EGYLandscape: Land and Landscapes in Mamluk and Ottoman Egypt (13th–18th centuries).”


Recent Publications

Gallinari, Luciano, and Heba Abdelnaby. Identities in Touch between East and West: 11th to 21st Century. Bern: Peter Lang, 2022.

Abdelnaby, Heba. “Preserving the Italian Heritage in Alexandria: The Don Bosco School as an Example.” In Conservation of Architectural Heritage, edited by Antonella Versaci, Hocine Bougdah, Natsuko Akagawa and Nicola Cavalagli. Cham: Springer, 2022. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-74482-3

Abdelnaby, Heba. Al-Ṭuyur fi al-cAṣr al-Mamlukī (Birds in Mamluk Period). Giza: Ein for Human and Social Studies, 2021.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Bird Offal: Anonymous Benefits and Treatments


Sciences, Practices, and Myths of Breeding Birds during the Mamluk Period


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Treating with Birds: The Intersection between Dietetics, Medicine, and Folk Practices

EGYLandscape Project

Birds as Diplomatic Gifts during the Mamluk Period

Phillipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

The Educational Role of the Italian Schools in Alexandria: A Living Heritage and Prominent Legacy

The Power of Cultural Heritage in Socio-Economic Development


"And the Meat of Birds That They May Desire": The Social, Pharmaceutical, and Ecological Importance of Birds in Mamluk Society

Congress of Middle East and Muslim Worlds Studies