Features Podcast

Nile Floods and Mamluk Farmers

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Mamluk farmers? In this episode, Lucie Laumonier talks with Omar Abdel-Ghaffar, a PhD candidate at Harvard University about Nile floods, landscapes and village communities in late medieval Egypt.

Omar Abdel-Ghaffar is a PhD candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard University. You can learn more about his work on his university profile, or follow Omar on Twitter @_nahrkhaled


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Lucie Laumonier is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.

If you are interested in being a guest of the podcast, you can email Lucie at [email protected].


The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle

Top Image: Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Sea. Battista Agnese, PORTOLAN ATLAS (Italy ca. 1550) – Wikimedia Commons


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