CMES Colloquium: Richard Nixon Comes to Cairo: Official Stories, Counternarratives, and Mass Media

Event time: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Hosted by Jonathan Wyrtzen
Andrew Simon is a historian of media, popular culture, and the Middle East at Dartmouth College. He was a fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in downtown Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and is the modern history book review editor for the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Andrew is the author of Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2022), which will be made available in Arabic by Dar El Shorouk this spring (2024). Currently, he is writing a biography of Shaykh Imam, a blind performer and political dissident, and is making his private collection of cassettes public in a digital archive for anyone to access.

Andrew Simon, Dartmouth College