The George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award in Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Ceremony and Reception
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
Dr. Jere Bacharach
Professor Emeritus of History
Stanley D. Golub Professor Emeritus of International Relations
University of Washington
"Excavating Fustat: The Role of George T. Scanlon and Others"
Fustat, the earliest Islamic administrative capital in Egypt, was first excavated in the 1920s by the Egyptian Ali Bahgat but not again for 40 years until the work of George T. Scanlon, beginning in 1964. Why was there this long break and how is it that an American re-initiated work in this important archaeological site? The talk will conclude with examples of objects found, officially and unofficially, in Fustat and a discussion of what we can learn about the early history of early Islamic Egypt from this material evidence.
Refreshments will be served
For more information contact:
Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, AUC New Cairo