Marianne Dhenin*

The American University in Cairo


Received Sylff fellowship in 2018,2019
Current Affiliation: University of Basel
Academic supervisor: Manfred Sing

Marianne Dhenin is a disabled journalist and historian. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Basel, a researcher in the Leibniz Cooperation Project “The Historicity of Democracy in the Arab and Muslim Worlds,” and a member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History. Her doctoral research explores the co-development of new public health and urban planning regimes in late 19th- and early 20th-century Egypt.

Brief Summary of Support Program Activities :
The SRG will support my work with local research assistants at the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, the American University in Cairo (AUC), and the Egyptian National Library in Cairo. Research assistants will access records of US medical research delegations to Egypt at the Rockefeller Center, parliamentary records and personal papers at AUC, and historical medical and popular periodicals at the national library.

Receiving the SRG allows me to support early career researchers in New York and Cairo with honorariums. It also eliminates my need for international travel to access these documents, thus reducing personal financial strain, the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 amid the ongoing pandemic, and the carbon footprint of my project.

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