Postdoctoral Fellow Shehab Ismail Awarded Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Funding

Shehab Ismail, Postdoctoral Fellow in Department III, has been awarded 30,000 USD by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) for his project "Digital History of   British Colonial Cairo: Media and the Potentialities of History."

This collaborative public history project aims at creating a website containing media essays, a series of videos, and an interactive map of British colonial Cairo (1874–1920). It is primarily directed at a general, Arabic reading audience, but also addresses historians interested in digital history and visual narrative strategies.