Scott Noegel, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the Middle East had received increased media attention. Some of this attention has focused on Egypt, but said coverage has paid little attention to Egypt's long and unique cultural history and its role in shaping present day Egypt. The 'Digital Egypt' project aims to place Egypt in a broader historical context, and provide a springboard for discussing issues of ethnic and religious violence, religious pluralism, ethnic and cultural diversity, economic dependency, and cultural tourism. Digital Egypt represents the initiative of several UW units (Near Eastern Languages and Civilization [NELC], Comparative Religion Program [CRP], Jewish Studies Program [JSP], Jackson School of International Studies [JSIS], UW Libraries, and Program for Educational Transformation Through Technology [PETTT]). It contains three components: the creation of a large co-taught undergraduate course on the subject of Egypt, the creation of video streamed l! ectures, and the scanning of roughly 9000 slides and photographs for availability on the internet. Graduate students Joseph DuWors (NELC) and Lance Jenott (Comp. Relig.) have been selected to assist in this project.