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In brief, the first day showcased the different areas of educational and pedagogical expertise that each institutional partner would contribute throughout the summer school. 
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
After returning from the United States on a several-week visit during which he met with a number of decision-makers in the US State Department, the Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, head of the Evangelical community, affirmed that the positive changes taking place in Egypt have positively affected Egypt's...
Christian officials and religious bodies celebrate these days the Egyptian or Coptic New Year, which begins with the feat of Nayrouz "ʿīd al-Nayrūz" in Arabic. With the rise of the sun of September 11, the year 6253 began according to the Egyptian calendar, which began in 4241 BC, but in terms...
Eight years have passed since the 2011 revolution that succeeded in toppling former Egyptian president Ḥusnī Mubārak, but intense debate has recently broken out concerning the fate of individuals widely considered at the time to be ‘icons’ of the uprising following a series of videos recently...
For the first time in years we had one of our student interns questioned and detained by Egyptian police for one day which has resulted in questions from a number of our relations. It all turned out to be a very unfortunate misunderstanding, but it nevertheless was very unpleasant for our student....
When you think about the queens of Egypt, Cleopatra may be the first to come to your mind due to her famous story with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. However, there’re several other queens that had ruled Egypt for so many years before her, including Nefertari, Isis and Hatshepsut...
Today is the anniversary of the fall of the Babylon Fortress into the hands of ʿAmr Ibn al-ʿĀṣ’ army after which the Arabs intermingled with the Egyptians. When did the Egyptians, however, speak the Arabic language?
The fire that broke in the Notre Dame Cathedral was a reminder of the devastation wrought by the natural and human disasters to important monuments, including the Ancient Library of Alexandria, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Grand Library of Baghdad and the ISIS-inflicted disasters upon the...

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