In this audio,
Professor Rachel Mairs discusses Egyptian dragomans to complement the “ Egypt in Reading” exhibition.
Part 1: Defining dragomans
Professor Rachel Mairs discusses the role of the dragoman.
Part 2: A dragoman’s skills
Professor Rachel Mairs discusses dragomans’ skills and experience.
Part 3: Discovering dragomans
Professor Rachel Mairs discusses some of the source material revealing information on the lives of dragomans in Egypt.
Rachel Mairs on Dragomans_Transcript
See dragomans business cards in
Britain in Egypt and Britain in Egypt Drawer. See Rachel Mairs discussing key examples of these business cards in this short film.