Spring 2024: The George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award

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Tue, Apr 16, 2024

6 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square





You are cordially invited to attend this year’s George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 6:00 pm, Oriental Hall, Tahrir Square Campus. This year’s awardee will be announced at the ceremony.

We are honored that this year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Dina Bakhoum ‘99, ‘04, Postdoctoral researcher,  Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Centre d’études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ), under the title: Heritage Conservation in Dialogue with Art History: Case Studies from Historic Cairo.

Dina Bakhoum is an engineer and art historian specializing in cultural heritage conservation and management. She has long experience in documentation, restoration and site management projects of Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Islamic and modern architecture in Cairo and Upper Egypt (2000-present). Her PhD dissertation from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne and Leiden University analyzes the restoration works of the Egyptian Comité de conservation des monuments de l’art arabe (1881-1950s), and her MA thesis from the American University in Cairo discusses the waqf as a maintenance and repair system focusing on the Mamluk period in Egypt (1250-1517). Currently Dr. Bakhoum is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Centre d’études et de documentation économique, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ).
The George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award in Arab and Islamic Civilizations is given to the most distinguished graduate thesis produced by an ARIC student each year. The prize recognizes Scanlon’s 50-year teaching career at the University, which immensely impacted all his students, scholars, fellow colleagues, researchers, and even many of those who encountered him only briefly.

The award has still not reached its intended monetary goal, but we hope to cross that final stretch in the coming period. Please consider contributing to the award or upping your previous contribution. To make a gift, please check our Ways to Give page on the AUC website. Please specify “George T. Scanlon Student Award” in the memo line if given by check, or choose “George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award in Arab and Islamic Civilizations” from the drop-down menu under “Awards and Tributes” if making a contribution online. Note that your contributions to AUC are tax deductible in Egypt, the US [501c (3)] and Canada [Schedule 8].

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