Through the Looking Glass (I): Representations of Women From Ancient Egypt
Wed, 27 Jan 2021 7 pm to Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 8:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)
Tickets (£35.00 +£3.32 fee) here.
This lecture series will chart the changing representations of women from ancient Egypt and assess what we can learn from them.
How women were depicted throughout Pharaonic history reveals much about their roles and perceived qualities. This lecture series will chart their changing representations over time. Using a series of case studies, we will consider what we can learn from these images, while being aware of the limitation of the data. Gender is only one aspect of identity, class, age, and ethnicity also underpin life experiences. How these factors combine with gender will be examined.
Week 1 – 27th Jan
Predynastic Women – Images before text
Week 2 – 3rd Feb
Old Kingdom – Depictions of Royal Women
Week 3 – 10th Feb
Old Kingdom – Elite women and their female workforce
Week 4 – 17th Feb
Middle Kingdom – Depictions of Royal Women
Week 5 – 24th Feb
Middle Kingdom – Elite and non-elite