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Tarek Swelim

Associate Professor
Islamic Studies
Hamad bin Khalifa University
Qatar

Biography

Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1958, Professor Tarek Swelim went to school for a few years at the EGC School. Later, he went to Cairo to be at the English School of Heliopolis. He studied tour guiding at the Faculty of Toursim of Helwan University and graduated in 1979. Dr. Swelim obtained an MA in Islamic Arts from the American University in Cairo in 1986, and a PhD from Harvard in 1994. During those years he studied with great iconic figures such as Prof. George Scanlon, Prof. Oleg Grabar, Prof. William McDonald, and Prof. Howard Burns.

Research Interest

Architecture, art and architectural decoration of Islamic Cairo, Mamluk Period (1250-1517)

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