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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) is the home to the core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and arts at AUC. HUSS comprises nine departments: Applied Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology.



Coping in Egypt During the COVID-19 Crisis: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Gourmet Implements Graphic Design Student Project on Sustainable Packaging

As part of their Packaging studio course last fall, graphic design students Amena ElDefrawy, Amanda Ioannou, Hania Gazar, Reem Hasebou, Salma Aly and Noor Sallam worked on envisioning new packaging solutions for the Gourmet brand while considering the environmental aspect and sustainability. The Gourmet team liked the student work, had the most creative group intern with the company last winter and is implementing some of the student designs across its branches.

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HUSS Awards 2020: Celebrating Achievements and Excellence

The HUSS Awards Ceremony is a unique event where we celebrate not only academic excellence but also to celebrate and express our pride in the students' extracurricular achievements, hard work and dedication. 

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The effect of Coronavirus quarantine on Psychology

AUCTV spoke to Hani Henry, associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a psychology graduate student about the psychological effects of the quarantine.

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Join us on Thursday, June 11 for the next Virtual Campus Conversation.

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Ginsberg and Lippard have managed something rare: a riveting collection of essays with a consistently strong voice throughout. These chapters treat a diverse archive of films, filmmakers, and contexts with theoretical and historical depth and an urgency of interpretation, challenging the enormous gaps in our knowledge of Arab cinematic expression. Not only is this book indispensable for courses on Arab cinema, it will undoubtedly prompt new routes of inquiry for researchers, teachers, and viewers alike.” — Peter Limbrick, University of California-Santa Cruz, USA “ 

Cinema of the Arab world

Cinema of the Arab World

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HUSS in Motion

Noura, Off Broadway play by Heather Raffo

Noura play, in which Raffo gives an exceptional performance, brings the experience of Iraqi refugees to the stage through the compelling story of Noura and her Chaldean Catholic family who fled their home in Mosul, Iraq eight years ago to the United States. Inspired by the stories and lives of Arab-American women and loosely based on Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Noura investigates definitions of home and tells the story of how we try to balance our past with the present.

In the Making: AUC Melodies for the centennial celebration

Delight in music by the highly lauded Lions of Cairo and the Cairo Guitar Collective. Enjoy a unique collaboration between AUC music majors and the Cairo Festival Orchestra – the University’s professional orchestra in residence – in an uplifting Concerto-Aria concert.

Islamic Inscriptions: Reading Between the Lines

Bernard O'Kane, professor at AUC's Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, documents historic inscriptions found on centuries-old Islamic monuments. For the first time, thousands of inscriptions are recorded on a database and made accessible to scholars from different disciplines, in an effort to preserve narratives of the past.