Current Member

Khaled Fahmy

Patricia Crone Member
Historical Studies
Home Institution
University of Cambridge

Khaled Fahmy is working on a revisionist Egyptian history of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Relying on published memoirs by Egyptian commanders, newspaper and magazine interviews with officers, as well as literary works written by soldiers, Fahmy aims to offer an account of the combat experience of thousands of soldiers facing one of the most catastrophic defeats in modern history.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
University of Oxford Ph.D., 1993
Elected as a Fellow of the British Academy 2020
Winner of the Social History Society Book Prize 2020
Winner of the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award offered by the American Society for Legal History 2019
University of Cambridge 2017 Sultan Qaboos Professor of Modern Arabic Studies