In Egypt, History for the People

Group hopes to encourage inquiry with an open archive of the revolution

Thomas Hartwell for The Chronicle

Khaled Fahmy, a historian at the American U. in Cairo, hopes Egypt's jealously guarded National Archives can become "a research center that generates new questions."
June 12, 2011

The Egyptians who poured into the streets of their cities early this year were well aware that they were making history. "In 10 years, when I see my children studying Egyptian history, I want to say: 'I was there,'" Ahmad, a young…

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