Living the Nile - Egypt Salon with Jennifer Derr
Date(s) - 12/06/2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Professor Jennifer Derr will give a talk entitled “Living the Nile River.” In October 1902, the waters of the Nile filled the reservoir of the first Aswan Dam, and Egypt’s historic relationship with the river forever changed. In this talk, Jennifer Derr explores the production of a new Nile in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the transformed relationships of the human communities that lived along its banks to this river.
Jennifer Derr is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches courses in the history of the modern Middle East, critical geography, and the history of medicine.
Cosponsored by the Alliance of Egyptians in North America.