Living the Nile River
with Jennifer Derr, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
Beginning in the second decade of the nineteenth century and stretching through the middle of the twentieth, Egypt's Nile River and efforts to dam it reshaped the country's colonial economy and the forms of subjectivity with which this economy was associated. From the microscopic to the regional, the local to the imperial, The Lived Nile: Environment, disease, and material colonial economy in Egypt, places the environment at the center of questions about politics, knowledge, and the lived experience of human bodies.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm