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Writing the Biography of a Revolution: Archives, Egypt & Feminist Historiography

Public Lecture by Dr. Lucia Sorbera, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Haldeman Hall 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Academic Calendar, Arts and Sciences, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Lectures & Seminars

Public Lecture by Dr. Lucia Sorbera

Over the past thirty years, feminist historiography has offered new analytical categories to study power, producing a paradigm shift in Middle East Studies. Building on this tradition, in this talk I will draw on my experience researching the history of feminism in Egypt, which I approach as the collective biography of a revolutionary movement. By engaging with women activists and scholars, their intellectual productions and political biographies, and archival and oral history sources, it is possible to historicize the present revolutionary and counter-revolutionary moments. In reframing concepts such as space, temporality, memory, and subjectivity from a feminist perspective, I will present a new approach to Egyptian political history, one in which women are historical agents who inspired the 2011 Revolution.

Co-Sponsored by The Middle Eastern Studies Program, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Department of History and Department of Anthropology

For more information, contact:
Andrew Simon

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.