Atlas de l’Égypte contemporaine
Alexandrie : un patrimoine bâti en péril. I am very happy to write about Alexandria and to contribute to the Atlas of contemporary Egypt published in 2020 by CNRS Édition, Paris (the French national center for scientific research) supported by CEDEJ – Egypte in Cairo.
Abstract EN, Editor: Marion HASCOET
Subject: Research – Contemporary Egypt: publication of an atlas by the CEDEJ under the direction of Hala Bayoumi and Karine Bennafla
While there are several atlases of ancient Egypt, no atlases of contemporary Egypt had yet been published. This book therefore fills a gap, by offering to the wide public an illustrated panorama of Egypt at the beginning of the 21st century. Made possible thanks to the CEDEJ’s privileged links with the Egyptian Statistics Agency, the publication of the book coincides with the launch of an open access web portal of the last 14 Egyptian censuses annotated by researchers.
Inspired by the Atlas of Lebanon, this collective and multidisciplinary project of an atlas is based on the CEDEJ’s documentary resources, its official collaboration with CAPMAS (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics) in charge of national census, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the cartographic expertise of the CEDEJ’s Digital Humanities cluster. An academic work intended for the wide public, the atlas offers, in a mapped and popularized form, the highlights and challenges of Egypt today in political, geopolitical, economic, demographic, social, environmental and cultural matters.
The launch of a trilingual call for contributions (French, Arabic, English) in 2017 and the constitution of a scientific committee made it possible to involve 48 contributors, affiliated to Egyptian universities (Cairo University, Al-Azhar, American University of Cairo, Zagazig…) or to european Universities.