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Don’t miss Professor Brinkley Messick lectures at the AUC

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 10 Mar 2020
Professor Brinkley Messick
Professor Brinkley Messick
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The American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Career Center, Campus Center, Room 1020

Career Center Tel 02 2615 3515

Sun15, 10am to Thurs 19, 2.30pm: “Mock Interview and Career Coffee Chat Week”, is geared towards enhancing your interviewing skills through practice and receiving personalized feedback from professionals hosted at the career center. In addition, each day, you will have the opportunity to network with a professional from a featured career field during the Career Coffee Chat hour.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall P071

Wed 18, 1-3pm: “Sharīa Texts: The Anthropologist as Reader”, a lecture by Bayard Dodge Distinguished Visiting Professor Brinkley Messick, professor of anthropology, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. It develops a set of reading methods for the analytic study of shari`a-related writings, from source texts such as the Quran and the Sunna, to the literature of the doctrinal jurisprudence (fiqh), to court records and ordinary contract documents.


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students.  


Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581

Every Saturday and Tuesday, 2pm: Enshad Dini (religious chanting) workshop by Munshid Mahmoud Al-Tohamy.

Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 2pm: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12pm (children) 4pm (adults): The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir. Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 4pm: The Actor preparation workshop.


Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.

Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for advanced students by Professor Ahmed Youssef.                         

Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners by Fadi Adel Al-Hajj.


Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The handicrafts courses of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Cairo, in cooperation with the Prince Charles’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.


The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque,Tel 02 2514 2990

Every Saturday, 11am: Handicrafts workshop andBeit Al-Aini Children Choir workshop, supervised by Manal Suleiman(2pm).  

Every Sunday and Wednesday, 10-12pm: A workshop on works on art,

Every Monday, 3pm: Miscellaneous activities workshop.   

Every Wednesday, 11am: A workshop of skills development for people with special abilities by Doaa Fathi.

Every Thursday, 12pm: A cultural day.


Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, WednesdayandThursday, 3-6pm: Egypt’s artisans’initiative for training on handicrafts such as porcelain, copper, Khayamiya, heritage jewellery.


Diwan Bookstore

159, 26thof July St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 2582/98

Sat 14, 7-9pm: A discussion and book signing of The Gods of Evil book bywriter and history researcher Waled Fekry.  

The discussion will be moderated by the journalistMohamed Hamdy.

105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Tel 02 2690 8184/85

Thurs 19, 7pm: The signing ceremony of media figure and writer Rola Kharsa’s latest book entitled Fadahakat Fabashrnaha (she laughed and we preached her). It is the first book to gather the biographies of the wives of the prophets.


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)

AUC's Tahrir Campus

Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tahrir Campus, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Oriental Hall

Thurs 12, 6pm: Book discussion and launch of Cairo's Ultras byRonnie Close, a writer, filmmaker, and assistant professor of visual media at the American University in Cairo.

Sat 14, 5-7pm: “Sharīa Contexts: Property and Governance”, a lecture by Bayard Dodge Distinguished Visiting Professor Brinkley Messick, explains how sharia regimes are applied in different historical contexts.


Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12pm: Develop your children skills through learning languages in a simple manner, computer programmes, and chess champions as well as scientific experiments, the age group targeted from 6 to 15.   

Every Saturday, 11am: Skills development workshops and modifying the behaviour of people with special abilities.

Every Wednesday, 11am: Miscellaneous workshops for school children.  

Every Saturday and Thursday, 3pm: The Centre’s Children Choir workshop.  


*A version of this article appears in print in the  12 March, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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