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Through the looking glass (I): Representations of women from ancient Egypt

Date(s) - 01/27/2021 - 02/24/2021
12:00 am

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£35.00 USD
Contact Person:
Dr Joanne Backhouse



How women were depicted throughout Pharaonic history reveals much about their roles and perceived qualities. This lecture series will chart their changing representations over time. Using a series of case studies, we will consider what we can learn from these images while being aware of the limitation of the data. Gender is only one aspect of identity, class, age, and ethnicity also underpin life experiences. How these factors combine with gender will be examined.

Week 1 – 27th Jan

Predynastic Women – Images before text

Week 2 – 3rd Feb

Old Kingdom – Depictions of Royal Women

Week 3 – 10th Feb

Old Kingdom – Elite women and their female workforce

Week 4 – 17th Feb

Middle Kingdom – Depictions of Royal Women

Week 5 – 24th Feb

Middle Kingdom – Elite and non-elite

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