Digital History Reflection: Graffiti of the Egyptian Revolution in Cairo
Virginia Tech, US
Nala Chehade is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech in international studies and history, with minors in Middle East studies, war and society, and Spanish. Her research explores questions of identity, displacement, cultural politics, and alternative media in the Middle East. During summer 2017, she researched the history of refugee civic engagement in southwest Virginia. Nala hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Middle East studies.
This digital history reflection is based on Nala Chehade’s “Graffiti of the Egyptian Revolution in Cairo,” which won the Virginia Tech Department of History’s 2018 Undergraduate Digital History prize. Nala’s project is an interactive map which shows readers images of graffiti made during the 2011 revolution in Cairo, accompanied by a description and analysis of the image. Nala’s work on this topic began with an undergraduate research paper that won the Virginia Tech Department of History’s Best Paper Prize in 2017 and appeared in volume seven of the Review. In this reflection Nala talks about her decision to turn this research into a digital history project and the advantages and challenges of this process. You can interact with her project at the following link: https://prezi.com/view/XC0C9pbNRO0ytDi1vVea/.
How to Cite:
Chehade, N., 2019. Digital History Reflection: Graffiti of the Egyptian Revolution in Cairo. The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review, 8(1), pp.99–102.