Dr. M. Tarek Swelim is Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at CIS. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University and a Master of Arts degree from the American University in Cairo. Dr. Swelim is the author of Ibn Tulun: His Lost City and Great Mosque (AUC Press, 2015). He is currently completing his new book on Mamluk history.
Dr. Swelim has recently contributed to the new exhibition catalogue, ‘The Arabesque: An Introduction’ (IAMM Publications, 2018), which was launched at the British Museum in London.
CIS, HBKU2018 – Present
CIS, HBKU2014 – Present
Oxford UniversityMay 2019
Ain Shams University, Egypt2012 – 2013
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), Cairo2000 – 2001
Bayt Al-Suhaymi Documentation and Restoration Project, Bayt al-Suhaymi (17th century home in Cairo)1994 – 2000
American University in Cairo1991 – 1997
American University in Cairo1986
Helwan University, Cairo1979
Cairo: AUC Press.
Cairo: AUC Press. http://www.aucpress.com/p-4949-ibn-tulun.aspx2015
In Barakat, H.N. (Ed.), The Arabesque: An Introduction. London & Malaysia: Islamic Art Museum Malaysia.2018
Cairo: Ludwig Publishing and AUC Press. http://www.aucpress.com/p-4228-the-history-and-religious-heritage-of-old...2013
Muqarnas X: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. Leiden: E.J. Brill.1993
Cairo Heritage in Honor of Laila ‘Ali, Cairo: AUC Press.2000
London & New York: Routledge.1999
Archaeological Society of Alexandria.1987