Egypt in Transition, February 2011 to present

While the Egyptian people succeeded in overthrowing Mubarak from power, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) continues to run the country in a transition period marked by violence and instability. This page lists resources on the Parliamentary Elections, SCAF, and events like the Maspero massacre and the football riot in Port Said.

Tantawi is Mubarak - الكلف ما ماتش. Street grafitti. Photo by Gigi Ibrahim. Source: Flickr. 
"Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution" is a digital archive documenting the 25 January 2011 uprising and its aftermath through the prism of popular culture. It has been designed for both researchers and students interested in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, as well as contemporary Egypt and the relationship between politics and popular culture more broadly.


Background, Timeline, Maps Post-January 25 revolution

Arrays of Egyptian and Tunisian Everyday Worlds. An update on the project ‘In 2016—How it felt to live in the Arab World five years after the “Arab Spring”’. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 17 (2017): 455-508 (open access).

Elections & Political Parties

Web Archives, Documents, and Media

Keyword Search Terms & Phrases

The following are suggested terms (keywords) useful in catalog, database, and web searching.

  • Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF)
  • Field Marshall Tantawi
  • The Muslim Brotherhood / Muslim Brothers
  • Freedom and Justice Party
  • Salafi
  • Ultras
  • Maspero
  • NGOs
  • civil society
  • revolutionaries
  • Egyptian protests
  • football / soccer riot