A lecture, “Singed: Bilal Khayr, Your Respectful Slave. Letters from a Family Archive,” as part of Qahwa and Kalam lecture series, hosted by the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The lecture will discuss several letters purportedly written by slaves and found in a private family archive in Egypt.
Terrence Walz, an independent scholar, Washington DC. Walz has extensively researched the history of slavery in the Middle East. He is the author of The Trade between Egypt and Bilad As-Sudan (IFAO, 1978) as well as co-editor, with Kenneth Cuno, of Race and slavery in the Middle East : histories of trans-Saharan Africans in nineteenth-century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean (AUC Press, 2010) as well as the author of numerous articles on the history of slavery.
Room PO71, Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz AlSaud Hall, AUC New Cairo
Monday, November 16, 2015; from 1:00 to 2:00 PM