Recognizing Female Egtptian
This thesis project, titled “Recognizing Female Egyptian Pioneers Through Postage Stamps” highlights nine of many women, who have ascended into the Pioneers Generation in the early 1900’s, defying the social norms that belonged to Egyptian communities then. By recognizing their achievements through postage stamps, this project pays a tribute to them and gives some of them the recognition that they should have received, especially during a time that postage stamp design was used as a mass medium to send such messages. After carrying out research to understand stamp design as a medium, it was concluded that postage stamps are increasingly belonging to the collectibles category, with a market that is gradually expanding, rather than fulfilling its initial function, which was to pre-pay for post. Upon looking back at archives of Egyptian postage stamp designs, it was noticeable that the tributes paid to the male icons heavily outnumbered the female ones. Thus, the aim of this project was to educate Egyptians about the historical figures of their country, that they may lack knowledge about, as well as reviving a medium that has been relatively distant from the more recent generations, and to help them develop appreciation for stamps and for these women.
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Hesham, Maha, "Recognizing Female Egtptian" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 119.
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