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Special Collections

Abbas Hilmi II Papers

Abbas Hilmi II Dissertation Prize

Each year Prince Abbas Hilmi and the trustees of the Mohamed Ali Foundation are offering to one undergraduate or postgraduate student studying in an accredited higher educational institution anywhere in the world £200 in vouchers or book tokens for the best dissertation substantially based upon material in the Abbas Hilmi II Papers, held in Durham University Library’s Special Collections. Submitted dissertations must be in English and have been awarded a grade of 70% or above by the student’s home institution. The winning dissertation will be published as a paper in the al-Sabah Publications Programme, and promoted through Durham University communications channels. Copies of the winning dissertation will be kept by Durham University Library, and sent to the trustees of the Mohamed Ali Foundation.

If you wish your dissertation to be considered for the prize please attach the entry form below to your piece of work upon its first submission at your home institution. If it qualifies for the prize you or your supervisor should then send this form together with a copy of your graded dissertation to the prize scheme administrator. The prize will be awarded by (emailed) letter on 31 October by Prince Abbas Hilmi or by a member of the Mohamed Ali Foundation. Full terms and conditions of the prize scheme are provided in this form.

Re-use of documents and photographs in the collection

The Mohamed Ali Foundation welcomes applications to re-use material in the Abbas Hilmi II Papers. Permission must be granted before any material, photographic or textual, is published, whether in print or electronic formats. In addition, documents in the collection will include many persons' copyrights, and the ultimate responsibility for clearing such copyrights prior to publication will remain with the publisher. The Foundation may be contacted at

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Mohamed Ali Pacha, Viceroy of Egypt 1805-1848