Month: July 2019

Public-Facing Papyrology: from the News to the Classroom

Public-Facing Papyrology: from the News to the Classroom

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

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Papyri and Papyrology in Egypt revisited: Part I

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

Papyri at the Intersections? Some pre-Conference Musings

Papyri at the Intersections? Some pre-Conference Musings

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

On the Whiteness of Anthropology – Sur la blanchité de l’anthropologie

On the Whiteness of Anthropology – Sur la blanchité de l’anthropologie

by/par Girish Daswani cover picture/photo: Bronisław Malinowski with Trobriand Islanders, 1918, credit: LSE Version française ci-dessous/French version below 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 … Continue reading On the Whiteness of Anthropology – Sur la blanchité de l’anthropologie