One System, Many Laws: An Institutional History of Egyptian Justice, 1875-1950
As a Rechtskulturen Fellow he will write on the broader institutional history of justice in Egypt between 1875 and 1950. During that period, Egypt was a site of overlapping empires, religious and cultural authority systems, and legal regimes that made it (arguably) the most complex jurisdiction in the world. This project aims to offer fresh data to scholars of legal and constitutional pluralism, while bringing their interpretative frame to historians of the Middle East and colonialism. He is also developing a digital tool (called Prosop) to help historians to collect and organize large volumes of demographic data.