by Katherine Blouin (Part 1) and Rachel Mairs (Part 2) Part 1: A New Museum of the Bible is coming There is a new Museum of the Bible (MOTB) coming. This time, it will be not in the USA's, but in Ghana's capital, Accra. Yet the project, which was launched by the country's President himself, … Continue reading More Museum of the Bible Shenanigans
by Girish Daswani To have a brownface is something of a fact for me. At least that’s what people (in North America) see when they speak to me, especially when negotiating public spaces. I am not seen as an individual with a nuanced spectrum of feelings or someone with valid reasons for speaking up against … Continue reading Brownfaced, Blackfaced, and the Limits of Multiculturalism
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
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
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