Fighting for Egypt's Dignity: Breakthroughs and Challenges

Printer-friendly versionSend by email

In the winter of 2011, the whole world watched as first Tunisians, and then Egyptians, launched mass demonstrations that succeeded in toppling decades-long authoritarian regimes. This display, organized by Professor Jessica Winegar (Anthropology), presents an on-the-ground look at the causes, successes, and challenges of the ongoing revolution in Egypt. It features newspapers, photographs, videos, and revolutionary memorabilia collected by Professor Winegar in Tahrir Square as Egyptians fought for karama -- the "dignity" that had been denied them for so long.

Fighting for Egypt's Dignity is on display from October 3 - December 15, 2011 in the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, 5th floor of the Northwestern Universtiy Library.
The exhibit was curated by Michael Wenzel (Ph.D. student, Anthropology) with Nazlı Özkan (Ph.D. student, Anthropology).
For more information, call (847) 467 3084 or email