BA to Republish Limited First Edition of Memory of Modern Egypt Magazine
In response to the growing demand for the first edition of Memory of Modern Egypt (MoME) magazine, the BA has decided to publish a new edition to be offered to the public. The first edition of the magazine covers a huge number of topics documenting Egypt’s history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The MoME project was founded by the BA in an attempt to establish the largest digital library containing material of cultural and historical value from Egypt’s modern history during the last two hundred years.
The magazine was first published in 2009, covering a number of historical topics, documents and anecdotes from different eras of Egyptian history. The edition begins with a brief editorial by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, and then dedicates more than ten pages to the history of the first Egyptian Parliament, “The House of Representatives”, which was founded during the reign of Khedive Ismail in 1866, including a number of rare documents, such as the transcripts of the Parliament’s opening session. The first edition also covers the official visit of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz to Egypt at the behest of Khedive Ismail in 1863. Moreover, the edition also celebrates the 90th anniversary of late President Gamal Abdel Naser’s birth. Among the most important articles included in the magazine is the one published in the Politics newspaper in 1923 by Howard Carter, an English Egyptologist and archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb, in addition to an article titled “The Geographical Society” by Dr. Khaled Azab, Head of the BA Central Projects and Services Sector.
Regarding the MoME project, a new collection of rare documents has been loaned to the BA by families, individuals, and entities so that they can be digitized, archived and made available to everyone through the MoME official website. These collections include the late President Mohamed Naguib’s journalistic archive, the former Vice President Ali Sabry’s personal archive, Poet Mostafa Saadeq Al-Refa’ie’s personal documents, as well as a foremost and rare collection of Dr. Ali Mostafa Mosharafa’s personal possessions, and photos of former ministers and officials.