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N.E.M. (Nermin) Elsherif MA

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen

  • Turfdraagsterpad 15
  • Kamernummer: 3.12
  • Postbus 94551
    1090 GN Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Nermin is a PhD researcher in the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM). She is part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie INT Project ‘CHEurope’ . Nermin's research is concerned with social media cultures in post-revolutionary Egypt. Her project examines how heritage discourses are co-produced over social media platforms to negotiate national and societal grievances. I explore how groups of Egyptians mobilize the photographic legacy of the 19th and 20th century over Facebook and YouTube, creating online memorials of what they perceive as the nation’s “good old days” or "al-zaman al-jamīl". During her doctoral project nermin was a visiting reach fellow in the ZMO-Berlin (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient). 

    Prior to joining the university of Amsterdam Nermin taught for five years between the German University in Cairo (GUC) and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AASTMT). Meanwhile, she worked as an architect and an urbanist in various heritage managment projects in Cairo funded by URHC-UNESCO and the Egyptian government. Nermin was also a part of vairous emerging new media practices and alternative learning inititaives in Egypt (2014-2017). Her MSc research project "The maps of Cairo and the Making of the Modern State of Egypt: 1798 to the early 20th century"  was awarded the GERSS-DAAD scholarship in HTW-Berlin. 

  • Publicaties


    • Elsherif, N. E. M. (2022). When the Silent Past Gets a Troubling Voice: Facebook Publics, Circulatory Texts and the Negotiations of National Identity. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. https://doi.org/10.1163/18739865-20221001




    • Elsherif, N. E. M., Sherif, L., & Moustafa, Y. (2017). Enframing Cairo Through its Maps: A Critical Reading of Maps from Napoleon's Atlas to the early 20th Century. In CPUD ’17 / II. International City Planning and Urban Design Conference: DAKAM (pp. 113). Istanbul.


    • Elsherif, N. (2018). Visualizing the Counter-Narratives of Port Said: An Experiment of Mapping Social History. In S. Halder, K. Heyer, B. Michel, S. Greth, N. Baumgarten, P. Boos, J. Dobrusskin, P. Schweizer, L. Virchow, ... C. Lambio (Eds.), This is Not an Atlas: A Global Collection of Counter-Catrographies (pp. 252-257). Bielefeld: Transcript. [details]


    • Elsherif, N. E. M. (2019). Frames of Unfinished Modernities: The co-production of al-Zaman al-Gamīl over Egyptian Social Media. Paper presented at Politics and Popular Culture in the Middle East, Coventry, United Kingdom.
    • Elsherif, N. E. M. (2019). On Digital Migration and the Politics of Disguise: Writing the contemporary histories of Egyptian Internet Culture. Abstract from The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    • Elsherif, N. (organiser) (20-10-2018). Counter-Mapping: What's to counter? Who's to map?, Berlin. Although the term counter-mapping promises a critical, and perhaps revolutionary approach to maps, especially the official ones that are usually (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van der Laarse, R. (member of programme committee), Boast, R. (member of programme committee), de Cesari, C. (member of programme committee), Caradonna, V. (organiser), Elsherif, N. E. M. (organiser) & Molenaar, I. (organiser) (15-1-2018 - 19-1-2018). Joint Research Seminar 2 CHEurope, Amsterdam. Doing Critical HeritageIssues, Methodologies, ChallengesEventThe second Joint Research Seminar of the CHEurope project will be held at the Amsterdam (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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