Details

Name
Dr Hussein Ahmed Hussein Omar
Address 1
Pembroke College
Position
Research Fellow
City
Oxford
Postcode
OX1 1DW
Country
United Kingdom
Tel (mobile)
07557769019
Email
hussein.omar@history.ox.ac.uk
Alternative Email
husseinhusseinomar@gmail.com
Personal Website
www.husseinahomar.com
EURAMES Member
No
AFMA Member
No
MESA Member
Yes
BASIS Member
No
Institution Name
Pembroke College (University of Oxford)
Institution Address 1
St Aldates
Institution City
Oxford
Institution County
Oxfordshire
Institution Postcode
OX1 1DW
Institution Country
Oxford
Discipline 1
Modern History
Geographical Area 1
Egypt
Middle Eastern Area
Nile Valley (Egypt and Sudan)
Languages Mastered
Egyptian
Proficiency
Fluent
Languages Mastered
Persian
Proficiency
Operational
Qualifications
University of Oxford DPhil 2016
Early Career Researcher
Yes
Research description
Hussein A H Omar is a cultural and intellectual historian of the Modern Middle East and is currently an AHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Pembroke College and the History Faculty, as part of the 'First World War and Global Religions’ project. His postdoctoral research examines the anticolonial insurrectionary movements in Egypt and Iraq between 1919-1920. It builds on his doctoral thesis, ‘The Rule of Strangers: Empire, Islam and the Invention of "politics" in Egypt, 1867-- 1914’, which examined political ideas, as well as the very emergence of politics as an autonomous category, in Egypt between 1867 and 1914. Other areas of research interest include: how the property endowed to God (waqf) was managed by the colonial and postcolonial state; the limits of pan-Islamism as a political project; and Muslim sovereignty and kingship, before, after and during the Ottoman defeat in the First World War.
Recent publications
‘Arabic Thought in the Liberal Cage’, in Islam After Liberalism, Faisal Devji and Zaheer Kazmi, eds., (London: Hurst, 2017). ‘“Snatched by Destiny’s Hand”: Obituary and the Making of Class in Modern Egypt’, in History Compass, 2017. “‘And I saw no reason to chronicle my life”: Tensions of Nationalist Modernity in the Writings of Fathalla Barakat Pasha’, in The Long 1890s in Egypt, Marilyn Booth and Antony Gorman, eds., (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014). ‘The State of the Archive: Manipulating Memory in Modern Egypt’, in Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures, William Carruthers, ed., (Routledge, 2014). ‘The Crinkly Haired People of the Black Earth: Examining Egyptian Identities in Ibn Abd al-Hakam’s Futuh,’ in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East, Philip Wood, ed., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Additional Info 1
19th-20th c Egypt and North Africa
Additional Info 2
History of Political Thought
External Funders
AHRC
Contemporary Relevance