Another seminar at the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo will present the project of PCMA scholarship holder Alicja Jurgielewicz. Her talk is entitled “Fish and fishing at the end of the Islamic period in Egypt. Preparation, preservation and trade“.
Abstract: Fish and fishing have been an important sector of Egypt’s economy since Antiquity. Changes in this sector often reflect socio-political developments and can be triggered by impacts from abroad. In the 18th and 19th century, the Napoleonic wars and the British protectorate induced changes in the Egyptian fishing industry: in the conservation, preparation and consumption of fish. The advancement and intensification of fishing practices, as well as the development of marine fishing, occurred in answer to the increase of trade contacts with European and Asiatic countries. The building of the Suez Canal contributed not only to the rise of Egypt’s importance as a trade intermediary but also strongly affected the maritime fauna and flora along the Egyptian coastline.
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, 13th April 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public.
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