Episode 68: Embracing Multiple Perspectives in World History with Ehaab Abdou

In episode 68, Dan and Michael talk with Ehaab Abdou about embracing multiple perspectives in World History, especially Egypt, with TRSE published author Ehaab Abdou.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

    1. Abdou, E. D. (2017). Toward Embracing Multiple Perspectives in World History Curricula: Interrogating Representations of Intercultural Exchanges Between Ancient Civilizations in Quebec TextbooksTheory & Research in Social Education, 45(3), 378-412.
    2. Find Ehaab’s work on his Academia.edu and ResearchGate pages
    3. Read Ehaab’s Montreal Gazette article, “Opinion: Quebec’s teaching of ancient history needs an update
    4. Because we discussed Egypt a lot, Ehaab provided the following resources of his own and from others:
      1. Abdou, E. D. (2017). Construction(s) of the nation in Egyptian textbooks: Towards an understanding of societal conflict. In M. Bellino & J. Williams (Eds.), (Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity and Conflict (pp. 75–98). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-860-0_4
      2. Abdou, E. D. (2016). ‘Confused by Multiple Deities, Ancient Egyptians Embraced Monotheism’: Analysing Historical Thinking and Inclusion in Egyptian History Textbooks. Journal of Curriculum Studies48(2), 226–251. doi:10.1080/00220272.2015.1093175
      3. Brand, L. (2014). Official stories: Politics and national narratives in Egypt and Algeria. Stanford: Stanford University Press
      4. Colla, E. (2007). Conflicted antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
      5. Gershoni, I., & Jankowski, J. (1986). Egypt, Islam and the Arabs: The search for Egyptian nationhood, 1900–1930. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
      6. Gershoni, I., & Jankowski, J. (2002). Redefining the Egyptian nation, 1930–1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
      7. Sobhy, H. (2015). Secular façade, neoliberal Islamisation: Textbook nationalism from Mubarak to Sisi. Nations and Nationalism, 21(4): 805-824.
    5. The Big 6 Historical Thinking Concepts: http://historicalthinking.ca/historical-thinking-concepts
    6. Ehaab mentioned Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization by Martin Bernal, which discusses the perception of ancient Greece in relation to Greece’s African and Asiatic neighbors.
    7. Here’s one take on the Iowa Senator who-shall-not-be-named Western Civilization superiority comments discussed in the podcast, “The Problem With Rep. Steve King’s Take on the Superiority of Western Civilization” by Lily Rothman (2016, July 19th)

Contact

Ehaab Abdou is completing his doctoral studies at McGill University and by the time you read this, he may be Dr. Abdou! He has worked in a variety of educational contexts and you can find his work on his Academia.edu and ResearchGate pages.

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