Scholarship celebrated in Sultan's Maq'ad

30 January 2017

The Gingko Library is a UK-registered charity with the mission to preserve and promote education and information on the Middle East and North Africa region through academic publications, annual conferences and the Gingko Scholarship, which are set to take place over a period of 10 years. The Gingko Library was established in 2014 in the memory of Werner Mark Linz, the late publisher of the American University in Cairo Press.

On Sunday, 29 January 2017,  the maq'ad of Sultan Qaitbey  was the venue of the launch of a new book - a collection of studies presented to the distinguished scholar Prof Doris Behrens-Abouseif of the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS University of London.  The lecture Antiquity in Medieval Egypt: The Testimony in Text and Stone by  Prof Behrens-Abuseif  inaugurated the maq'ad in a new role of supporting and promoting scholarship. The spacious hall that was conserved by ARCHiNOS, and where ARCHiNOS now organises cultural events, was  filled to its full capacity.

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