This article studies the difficulties that befall the teaching of the humanities in Egyptian universities. It argues that as is the situation globally, the humanities are in crisis in Egypt. This crisis stems from a complete lack of support by public figures, antiquated pedagogical methods in universities, and distorted admissions policies that disadvantage the humanities. The dismal failure to encourage Egyptian university students to consider Egyptology as a major and the depressing state of the country's museums and archives are cited as particularly poignant signs of the crisis of humanities in Egypt.
Khaled Fahmy; The Crisis of the Humanities in Egypt. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 May 2017; 37 (1): 142–148. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-3821393
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