Yasmine El Dorghamy

holds an MA in international education policy from Stockholm University and manages an educational foundation in addition to teaching visual culture at the American University in Cairo. She also publishes RAWI - Egypt’s Heritage Review, a bilingual (Eng/Ar) publication dedicated to Egyptian history and heritage.

Articles by this author

issue 9
Calling the Shots
The Women Who Founded Egyptian Cinema

Egyptian cinema owes a large measure of gratitude to the indomitable women who shaped the industry in its early days. They challenged convention and overcame tremendous societal pressure to establish the first production companies, build state-of-the-art studios and lay the foundation for the industry’s future successes.

A Perfect Murder

The story of a notorious 1920s murder that stirred a media frenzy in Egypt and the United Kingdom. Involving two controversial characters and pitting two different cultures against each other, the case was much more than a simple crime of passion.

issue 8
A Timeline of Egyptian Modern Art

From the mid-1800s to the 1970s, and from the establishment of museums to the jailing of artists, we bring you the events that defined the development of modern art in Egypt.

issue 6
The Sednaouis of Egypt

Before being nationalized under President Nasser, the Sednaoui Khazindar department store held a special place in the hearts of generations of Cairenes. This is the story of the family that created that legacy.

issue 5
Meet the Masters of the Underworld

A collection of nineteenth-century protective amulets for the possessed is brought to light.

issue 3
The 25 Most Influential Women in Egyptian History

We remember twenty-five of the most influential women who have shaped the country’s history; women whose memory should not be forgotten as Egypt looks to the future.

issue 2
The All-Purpose Egyptian Calendar

Not only does it keep track of dates, the Egyptian calendar comes with a full weather forecast, historical references, and cute rhyming proverbs.

issue 2
Tahrir Square
Evolution and Revolution

A walk through the history of a square that made history.

issue 1
Ismail’s Cairo Reborn?

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Cairo’s khedivial city centre. Will the historic buildings be restored? Will they all be sold to private investors? We look at what’s in store for the city’s architectural treasure trove.

issue 7
The Golden Land
Searching for the Traditional Jewellery of Nubia

Nubia has a rich history of distinctive jewellery, with each style given its own name and imbued with individual meaning. Although today it may be difficult to find pieces made in the traditional ways, it is not impossible.