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Understanding Material Culture: Deciphering the Imagery of the "Souvenir of Egypt"
(Rice University, 2006)
This course explores how to study material culture and political history through a series of research questions centered on the Souvenir of Egypt, a decorative silk from the nineteenth century that is included in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). A variety of images are depicted on the Souvenir of Egypt, including texts, flags, portraits ...
Leading Nineteenth Century Publishers of Travel Guidebooks to Egypt
(Rice University, 2007)
Part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA), this module describes the history of three of the leading publishers of travel guidebooks in the nineteenth century: John Murray and Sons, Thomas Cook Ltd., and Karl Baedeker. It focuses on guidebooks to Egypt and provides links to the full text of these books in TIMEA.