Negotiating Self and Modernity: The Many Journeys of Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi


WHEN May 22-23, 2023
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī embodied many of the seemingly contradictory facets of modern Arab intellectual traditions of the early 20th century. As a poet, publisher, and scientist, at home as much in England and the United States as he was as his native Egypt, his work crossed many geographical and intellectual borders. The acquisition of his personal archive by the NYU Abu Dhabi Library presents a wonderful opportunity to re-examine his life, work, and cultural and historical context, which this interdisciplinary gathering of scholars undertakes.

Convened by
  • Brad Bauer, Head of Archives and Special Collections and Academic Librarian, NYUAD
  • Muhamed Al-Khalil, Associate Professor of Practice of Arabic Language, NYUAD

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