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North Africa

I will be traveling soon for work to North Africa. We will be conducting presentations and meeting with officials and librarians in Tunisia and Egypt.

I will have the opportunity, hopefully, to see the ruins of Carthage in Tunisia and Ibn Khaldoun‘s haunts in Tunis. I will see the Citadel in Cairo, reinforced by Salah al-Din (Saladin) to protect against the Crusaders. I will be presenting at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is built near the site of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the largest library of the ancient world developed by Ptolemy I in the 3rd century B.C.

All the while, I will be humbled by what I am being allowed to experience.

That being said, to get there I have the following itinerary:

JFK to Paris to Tunis to Amman to Cairo to Alexandria to Athens to JFK.

I have a map below to illustrate it further. You can click on the post title to go directly to Google Maps. The same is true of the detailed Tunis and Egypt maps in the following two posts.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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