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The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On

An international conference marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution through an interdisciplinary gathering, held at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Conference panels ranged over the causes, characteristics and fortunes of the revolution and brought together scholars and activists from inside and outside Egypt and the Arab world.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Welcome Speech Stephen Whitefield, Head of Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations, introduces the conference in the context of the Department's existing research. Stephen Whitefield 25 May 2012
2 Creative Commons Opening Remarks: Examining a Revolution in Progress Reem Abou-El-Fadl, conference convener from the University of Oxford, explains the conference rationale and aims in examining the revolution 'in progress'. Reem Abou-El-Fadl 25 May 2012
3 Creative Commons Panel 1 | Preludes and Explanations: The Egyptian Labour Movement and the Politics of Visibility Marie Duboc of the American University in Cairo looks at the Egyptian labour movement in the years preceding the Egyptian revolution. Marie Duboc 25 May 2012
4 Panel 1 | Preludes and Explanations What Did Mubarak Actually Do?: The Causes of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution according to Egyptian Intellectuals Amr Osman of the Gulf University of Science and Technology looks at the debate and consensus among Egyptian intellectuals critical of the rule of Hosni Mubarak. Amr Osman 25 May 2012
5 Creative Commons Panel 1 | Preludes and Explanations Re-scaling Egypt's Political Economy: Neoliberalism and the Transformation of the Regional Space Adam Hanieh of the School of Oriental and African Studies considers the connection between international and regional patterns in Egypt's neoliberal order under Mubarak. Adam Hanieh 25 May 2012
6 Creative Commons Panel 2 | Movements and Mobilisation Horizontalism on the Nile: what does it mean to say that the Egyptian uprising of 2011 was leaderless/or leaderful? And does it matter? John Chalcraft of the London School of Economics examines horizontalist mobilisation and questions of ideological programme in the Egyptian revolution of 2011. John Chalcraft 25 May 2012
7 Creative Commons Panel 2 | Movements and Mobilisation: Managing the Transition in the Arab Spring: A Comparative Perspective Mustapha al-Sayyid of Cairo University compares different cases in the Arab uprisings of 2011. Mustapha al-Sayyid 25 May 2012
8 Creative Commons Panel 2 | Movements and Mobilisation: Unusual Suspects: "Ultra's" as Political Actors in the Revolution Robbert Woltering of the University of Amsterdam examines Egyptian football supporters, the 'ultras', as political actors in the Egyptian context. Robbert Woltering 25 May 2012
9 Creative Commons Panel 3: The Language of Revolution: Narrating the Egyptian Revolution through Jokes: Is it Still a Laughing Revolution? Hebatallah Salem of the American University in Cairo explains the role of political jokes and satire during the past year in Egypt. Hebatallah Salem 25 May 2012
10 Creative Commons Panel 3 | The Language of Revolution: Poetry as Archive: Egypt's Revolution and Archival Poetics Tahia Abdel Nasser of the American University in Cairo analyses Egyptian poetry from the 2011 revolution and its role as archive and political site. Tahia Abdel Nasser 25 May 2012
11 Creative Commons Panel 3: The Language of Revolution: University on the Square Documentation Project: A glimpse into the Economic and Business History Research Center's Contribution Randa Kaldas of the American University in Cairo discusses the unfolding oral history project on the Egyptian revolution based at the American University in Cairo. Randa Kaldas 25 May 2012
12 Creative Commons Special Session: The Revolution Continues: A Conversation Heba Raouf Ezzat of Cairo University reflects on the past year and the search for scholarly concepts with explanatory value in new political and social contexts. Heba Raouf Ezzat 25 May 2012
13 Creative Commons Special Session: The Revolution Continues: A Conversation part 2 Amr Salah, member of the Executive Board of the Revolutionary Youth Coalition, describes his role in the Coalition since 2011 and in the anti-Mubarak movement's organisations before the revolution. Amr Salah 25 May 2012
14 Creative Commons Special Session: The Revolution Continues: A Conversation part 3 Marwa Sharafeldin of Oxford University and Musawah describes her experience as a women's activist and the position of women in the Egyptian revolution through a series of slides. Marwa Sharafeldin 25 May 2012
15 Creative Commons Panel 4: Old State, New Rules: New Logics of Popular Sovereignty and Subaltern Alternatives to the Egyptian 'Baltagi State' Paul Amar discusses subaltern forms of sovereignty and autonomous organisation that have been emerging in Egypt since the January uprising. Paul Amar 25 May 2012
16 Creative Commons Panel 4: Old State, New Rules: Praetorian Parliamentarism: The Contradictions of Egypt's Post-revolutionary Experiment Alexander Kazamias conceptualises the Egyptian revolution as an incomplete process of socio-political transformation, having so far only partially changed the postcolonial Egyptian state. Alexander Kazamias 25 May 2012
17 Panel 4: Old State, New Rules: From War of Manoeuvre to War of Position Nicola Pratt discusses the competing wars of position being waged against the hegemonic system of authoritarianism in post-Mubarak Egypt, focusing on the realm of gender. Nicola Pratt 25 May 2012
18 Panel 5: Competing Visions of Tahrir: Contesting Visions and Public Spaces in Cairo Aya Nassar examines the imagery and negotiation of place membership unfolding in public spaces such as Tahrir Square. Aya Nasar 25 May 2012
19 Creative Commons Panel 5: Competing Visions of Tahrir: In Search of Antistructure: The Meaning of Tahrir Square in Egypt's Ongoing Social Drama Mark Peterson examines meaning construction and the 'iterations' of Tahrir Square gatherings in the unfolding experience of the ongoing revolution. Mark Peterson 25 May 2012
20 Creative Commons Panel 5: Competing Visions of Tahrir: Trickster: Taufiq 'Ukasha, the Perpetuation of Liminal Crisis, and the Shaping of Counter-revolutionary Discourse Walter Armbrust examines the 'counter-revolution' through the lens of television talk show host Taufiq 'Ukasha, a 'trickster' prone to generating perverted forms of social knowledge. Walter Armbrust 25 May 2012
21 Creative Commons Panel 6: Beyond Egypt: Revolutionary Egypt's Relations with Surrounding States: Internal Transformation, External Realignment and Regional Security Fred Lawson examines the reconfiguration of Egyptian foreign policy since the revolution, particularly with respect to relations with Iran and Ethiopia. Fred Lawson 25 May 2012
22 Creative Commons Panel 6: Beyond Egypt: Contesting Democracy: Discursive Patterns Before and After the Egyptian Uprising Andrea Teti critiques European discourses on democracy promotion in Egypt and their alienation of Egyptian pro-democracy opposition groups. Andrea Teti 25 May 2012
23 Panel 6: Beyond Egypt: Fear of Tahrir: Turkish Perspectives on the Egyptian Revolution Kerem Öktem presents a critical reading of Turkish public debates and the policies of the ruling party in Turkey on the Egyptian revolution. Kerem Öktem 25 May 2012
24 Creative Commons Panel 6: Beyond Egypt: Facebook Revolution? Social Media as Orientalist Mediation Miriyam Aouragh examines the useful and useless roles of the internet in the Arab revolutions by critically revisiting mainstream narratives on its role. Miriyam Aouragh 25 May 2012