Human Health (SCIplanet: Year 7 – Issue 2)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Human Health”.

Human Civilization (SCIplanet: Year 7 – Issue 1)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Human Civilization”.

Montazah: The Royal Palaces and Gardens

, Mohamed Awad Book Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: Arabic

Montazah site, known since Antiquity, was rediscovered and developed in the 19th and 20th centuries to become Egypt’s royal summer retreat. Khedive Abbas Helmi, fascinated by the natural beauty of the site, decided to build a summer retreat there, the Salamlek, in 1892. King Fouad, later in 1927, built the Haramlek, and King Farouk added more dependencies including the Tea Pavilion and bridge. Following the 1952 Revolution, the gardens and the beaches were opened to the public, yet still most of the site was reserved for Egypt’s elite society. An Italian company developed and managed the site and its beach cabins, while the royal residences were transformed followed with the addition of the Palestine Hotel in the late 1960s, while casinos, clubs and entertainment facilities were added successively. This brief historical account is meant to document the history and development of the site, and serve as a guide to its resort and recreational facilities.

The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2013

, Catalogue Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English - Arabic

In 2013, the focus was placed on two main categories. The first one was dedicated to the Graduation Projects of Architecture Students in Egyptian Public and Private Universities (2012-2013), with an attempt to discuss and discover these immense and innovative architectural horizons. As for the second one, Sustainability and Creativity in Interior Design, it included integrated interior designs for residential, commercial, administrative, and recreational buildings, as well as other integral designs of decorative elements and furniture.

The Omar Toussoun Collection in the Graeco-Roman Museum

, Kyriakos Savvopoulos, Robert Steven Bianchi and Yasmine Hussein Other Publications Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English

This volume is dedicated to the Omar Toussoun Collection of the Graeco-Roman Museum. The collection is wide ranging and includes architectural elements, sculpture, minor arts and pottery, all of which have as their provenance the Canopic region, 20 kilometers east of Alexandria. The collection was donated by the prince in 1923, and was exhibited in Room 22, named The Prince Omar Toussoun Hall in his honor.

The Colors of BioVisionAlexandria 2012

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Catalogue Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP)

Available in: English

This publication aims to present an overview of the BioVisionAlexandria 2012 conference and gives a brief portrayal of the next BioVisionAlexandria 2014 Conference

BioVisionAlexandria 2012

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Catalogue Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP)

Available in: English

The theme of BioVisionAlexandria 2012 Conference was "New Life Sciences: Linking Science to Society" which aimed at addressing the role science can play in achieving a fair, equal and just society, not just through scientific research but also policy adjustment. This publication shows the extensiveness and the depth of topics and issues that discussed during the three days conference covering almost all Life Sciences fields. It includes presentations of invited speakers in form of articles to help -in a way - how new life sciences can help society to reach its full potential."

3rd round of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics

, Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

Available in: English - French - Arabic

The year 2013 witnessed the organization of the 3rd round of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, the events of which the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) had started in 2009. The BA was honored with the recognition the event received from a large number of connoisseurs of this art, further confirmed by the number of participation requests that the organizers received throughout the three rounds of the Biennale.

A Historical Guide to Cavafy’s Alexandria

, Kyriakos Savvopoulos Other Publications Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English

The book aims to place the series of Cavafy’s history-inspired poems in their context, enabling the reader to gain a broader understanding both of Alexandria’s Greco-Roman past and of Cavafy’s unique gift as a historical poet. The Greek Alexandrian poet takes us on an illustrated journey in space and time to both the real and the imagined Alexandria.

The Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2011/2012

, Khaled Asfour Catalogue Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: English - Arabic

This year, the two cycles of 2011 and 2012 have been combined together. The focus of the 2011 award was the “Architectural Creativity of Young Egyptian Architects” to encourage young architects and be acquainted with their visions and ideas, in addition to offering a forum for presenting and discussing their architectural projects. The 2012 Award focused on “New Comprehensive Developments and Cityscapes”. Over the past few decades, a new form of architectural design has appeared on the Egyptian architectural scene, which, unlike the limited nature of individual buildings or residential apartments, entails comprehensive development projects.

Annual Report 2011-2012

, Annual Report

Available in: English - French - Arabic

The Annual Report covers all the events, activities, financial statements, and organizational structure of the BA during the reported period.

Marased (3): The Ruralization of the Muslim Brotherhood

, Hossam Tammam Publication Series Marased

Available in: English

Marased is a scholarly peer-reviewed pamphlet dedicated to observing the latest and most important social phenomena, particularly in Arab and Islamic Religious Sociology.

Marased (2): Politics of Islam, the State, and the Contested Cultural Identity

, Humayun Kabir Publication Series Marased

Available in: English

Marased is a scholarly peer-reviewed pamphlet dedicated to observing the latest and most important social phenomena, particularly in Arab and Islamic Religious Sociology.

Awrak (1): Pan-Arab Culture: Questions for the Future. Where is Arab Culture going to?

, Publication Series Awrak

Available in: English - Arabic


Women and Democratic Transition in Egypt

, Book

Available in: English - Arabic