Tarek Swelim | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. M. Tarek Swelim

Dr. M. Tarek Swelim (PhD)


Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture
College of Islamic Studies
Master of Science in Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism

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  • Office locationC.01.029

Biography

Dr. 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.

 


Research Interests

  • Islamic Cairo
  • Mamluk Period (1250 – 1517)
  • Early Period of Islamic Egypt
  • Bilad al-Sham
  • Ancient Egypt - Egyptology

Experience

Associate Professor

CIS, HBKU

2014 – Present
  • Visiting Scholar

    Oxford University

    May 2019
  • Visiting Professor

    Ain Shams University, Egypt

    2012 – 2013
  • Fellow

    American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), Cairo

    2000 – 2001
  • Assistant Director

    BAYT AL-SUHAYMI DOCUMENTATION AND RESTORATION PROJECT, Bayt al-Suhaymi (17th Century Home in Cairo)

    1994 – 2000
  • Part-Time Faculty

    American University in Cairo

    1991 – 1997

Education

PhD in Islamic Art and Architecture (Fine Arts)

Harvard University (USA)

1994
  • MA in Islamic Art

    American University Cairo (Egypt)

    1986
  • BSc in Tour Guiding and Egyptology

    Helwan University (Egypt)

    1979

Selected Publications

  • BOOKS

  • Swelim, M.T. (2015). Ibn Tulun: His Lost City and Great Mosque.

    Cairo: AUC Press. http://www.aucpress.com/p-4949-ibn-tulun.aspx

    2015
  • Swelim, M.T. (Forthcoming). Mamluk History and Architecture. Cairo: AUC Press.

  • BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Swelim, M.T. (2018). The Arabesque in the Mamluk Architecture of Cairo. In Barakat, H.N. (Ed.)

    The Arabesque: An Introduction. London & Malaysia: Islamic Art Museum Malaysia.

    2018
  • Swelim, M.T., Gabra, G., Van Loon, F.J.M., & Reif, S.C.

    The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo: Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue and Mosque. Cairo: Ludwig Publishing and AUC Press. http://www.aucpress.com/p-4228-the-history-and-religious-heritage-of-old...

    2013
  • PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES/ BOOK REVIEWS

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles/ Book Reviews

    Swelim, M.T. (1993). An Interpretation of the Mosque of Sinan Pasha in Cairo. Muqarnas X: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

    1993
  • OTHERS (WORKING PAPERS, ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES, REPORTS, ETC.)

  • Swelim, M.T. (2000). The Minaret of Ibn Tulun:

    Reconsidered. Cairo Heritage in Honor of Laila ‘Ali, Cairo: AUC Press.

    2000
  • Swelim, M.T. (1999). Antinopolis. Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. London & New York: Routledge.

    1999
  • Swelim, N. (1987). The Brick Pyramid at Abu Rawash Number 'I' by Lepsius: A Preliminary Study.

    [Photography by Tarek Swelim]. Archaeological Society of Alexandria.

    1987