Anthony Greco is a PhD candidate specializing in modern Middle East history. His dissertation “Hydraulic Histories: Science, Colonialism, and the Cairo Nilometer, 1700-1920” traces the history of the Nile flood and the hydraulic knowledge production and engineering which made it increasingly legible, governable, and profitable from the early-eighteenth to twentieth century. It complicates how we understand the relationship between science and empire by exploring the complex rather than unidirectional relationship between European and Arabic, Ottoman, and Sudanese discourses and practices of Nile management.
“Hydraulic Histories: Science, Colonialism, and the Cairo Nilometer, 1700-1920”
History of Science and Technology. Middle East Studies.