For all of you who are in syllabus mode, we at Everyday Orientalism have a little inspirational punch of pedagogical and syllabus-related posts to offer you. Take it as our summer farewell toast to you. And enjoy!
by Usama gad British Academy Visiting Fellow, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, UK. Tenured Lecturer of Classics and papyrology, Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL DILEMMA Egyptian papyri are the main study objects of the field called papyrology. The founding fathers of this discipline are Western scholars who, based in study … Continue reading Decolonizing the Troubled Archive of Egyptian Papyri
by Katherine Blouin and Rachel Mairs What's the use of papyri beyond the specialized fields of papyrology, Classics, and academia? What do papyri say about the (non) human, about land, death, love, imperialism, stories, diseases, time, songs, place, space? What do they say about Antiquity? And about modernity? What is their relationship, as texts and … Continue reading Public-Facing Papyrology: from the News to the Classroom
Thinking big in a global digital age forces you, as a scholar from the global South, either to make the best use of the limited access to knowledge and scientific information available within your national bounderies or to be a troublemaker. I have chosen to be a troublemaker. TROUBLEMAKERS ARE MADE NOT BORN! I was … Continue reading Troublemakers,Visa Applications and Global Challenges
تراث مصر المكتوب على أوراق البردى: الأرشيف المصرى ما بين تركة الماضى وتحديات الحاضر والمستقبل الجزء الأول أهدى هذه الورقة إلى أستاذتى "أمل" التى لازالت كل يوم تذكرنى بألا أتخلى عن براءة الأطفال فى القلب أو العقل. المقدمة لا أسعى من خلال هذه الورقة إلى حشر المصريين فى التاريخ الأوربى أو الغربى للدراسات الكلاسيكية بشكل … Continue reading Papyri and Papyrology in Egypt revisited: Part I
by Katherine Blouin The program of the upcoming International Congress of Papyrology (ICP), which is taking place from July 28 to August 3 in Lecce, is now out. It came at an especially good time for me: It's summer, I'm burnt out, and it just happens that there's nothing like some data crunching to relax … Continue reading Papyri at the Intersections? Some pre-Conference Musings
by Girish Daswani cover picture: Bronisław Malinowski with Trobriand Islanders, 1918, credit: LSE Standing on the Shoulders of Giants When studying Sociology as an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS) (1995-1999) I was introduced to the work of three seminal thinkers of modern social theory, who are considered to be the founding … Continue reading On the Whiteness of Anthropology