10 Years On Project

The Ten Years On Project

December 17, 2020 marked the tenth anniversary of the start of the Arab uprisings in Tunisia. Beginning in 2011, mass uprisings swept North Africa and the Middle East, spreading from the shores of Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and the Eastern Province of the Arabian Peninsula. In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on the Arab uprisings, we launch a yearlong set of events, reflections, and conversations. We hope to produce resources for educators, researchers, students, and journalists to understand the last decade of political upheaval historically and in the lived present.

Over the past decade, a plethora of events, texts, and artistic and cultural productions have navigated the last decade’s spectrum of affective and material registers. We hope to contribute to these efforts through a historically grounded, theoretically rigorous approach that collaboratively interrogates the multiple questions the Arab uprisings continue to pose.

organized by

The Arab Studies Institute

Princeton’s Arab Barometer

George Mason’s Islamic and Middle East Studies

Watch the Project’s launch video.


Project Content

COMING SOON. May 26, 2021.

Disciplinary Woes and Possibilities. April 27, 2021.

Archives, Revolution and Historical Thinking. March 26, 2021.

Syria Ten Years On: Art, Journalism, and the Struggle over Narrative. March 16, 2021.

Sherine Hafez Book Talk – Women of the Midan. March 12, 2021.

The January 25 Uprising at Ten: ​Incomplete Struggles and Evolving Trajectories in Egypt. February 12, 2021.

Teaching the Arab Uprisings. February 25, 2021.

Reflections on Mass Protests and Uprisings – Part 2.

Reflections on Mass Protests and Uprisings – Part 1.