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Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

by Katherine Blouin What does it mean to learn about Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt here and now? Whose stories are these? Whose stories are these to tell? Whose silences can we hear? Why? How? What happens when we engage with the Land, with the past, and with what remains of it not only with our … Continue reading Teaching Ancient Egypt Here and Now: A Syllabus

Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020

Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020

by Katherine Blouin Tis the season: Here's your second installment of Women doing ancient history best of! What a year it's been. Depending on your life circumstances, 2020 felt like an overall shitshow, a never ending trauma-inducing period, an annoying inconvenience, a writing retreat, or a selection of all of these options, plus a few … Continue reading Women Doing Ancient History: A Best Of 2020

We (don’t) Care: University as Fractured Home

We (don’t) Care: University as Fractured Home

by Girish Daswani, Dwight Sampson, Alice Xu and Sylwia Pucek (cross-posted with University Worlds) This post emerges out of undergraduate student papers that were presented as part of the University Worlds Workshop in January 2020. The students who presented – Dwight Sampson, Alice Xu, Sylwia Pucek – had taken my Fall 2019 upper-level course “The … Continue reading We (don’t) Care: University as Fractured Home

“El trueno Electra”: Trauma, Classics, and Cuba

“El trueno Electra”: Trauma, Classics, and Cuba

by Eduardo García-Molina Cover picture: Playbill for the 1978 Miami production of Electra Garrigó; University of Miami Library's Cuban Heritage Collection On November 3rd, 2020, the United States of America's nation once more fixed its gaze on the contentious electoral battle in Florida and the crucial results coming in from Miami-Dade County, an area characterized … Continue reading “El trueno Electra”: Trauma, Classics, and Cuba

#EOTalks 15: In Its Proper Place: Afrocentricity and Kemet by TRISTAN SAMUELS

#EOTalks 15: In Its Proper Place: Afrocentricity and Kemet by TRISTAN SAMUELS

Cover picture by Tristan Samuel: Statue of Amenemhat III, Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Join us on zoom on November 20h for the fifteenth of our 2020 #EOTalks series! This event will feature Tristan Samuel, who will talk about Afrocentricity and Kemet (aka ancient Egypt). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGEXe7LnWF0 #EOTalks 15 by Tristan Samuels You can also watch the talk … Continue reading #EOTalks 15: In Its Proper Place: Afrocentricity and Kemet by TRISTAN SAMUELS