Will you (or are you searching for the perfect excuse to) be in Egypt this Spring? Do please come and join us on April 16 at the AASTMT's College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Aswan for the fourth Orientalism, the Classics and Egypt (OCE) day-long workshop. This year’s event will focus on the entanglements … Continue reading Orientalism, the Classics and Egypt IV, or why you must be in Aswan on April 16
by Katherine Blouin As the year comes to an end, a series of events led me to reflect on what it means to be a woman who does ancient history. I should from the start acknowledge that I am privileged in many ways: I am a white, cis, able-bodied woman; I was mentored throughout my … Continue reading Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2019
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