Annual Reeves Lecture with Jeffrey Hammond

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Add to Calendar 2019-02-25 20:00:00 2019-02-25 22:00:00 Annual Reeves Lecture with Jeffrey Hammond I'm With her: A Feminist Parable From Ancient Egypt Ever since Napoleon invaded North Africa, the West has seen ancient Egypt as an exotic “other”: a fascinating realm of mummies, magic, and mystery. Actually, this fascination began long before Napoleon: the ancient historian Herodotus observed that Egyptians did all sorts of things in opposite ways from his fellow Greeks. The Egyptians indeed differed strikingly from their Western contemporaries in customs and outlook. But ancient Egypt also holds surprising relevance for us modern Westerners, especially with regard to cultural habits, political ideology, and gender. In this year’s Reeves Lecture, Professor Hammond explores this relevance by examining the seldom recognized and under-appreciated career of Egypt’s most powerful female ruler: the pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) English Department Jeffrey Hammond America/New_York public
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I'm With her: A Feminist Parable From Ancient Egypt

Ever since Napoleon invaded North Africa, the West has seen ancient Egypt as an exotic “other”: a fascinating realm of mummies, magic, and mystery. Actually, this fascination began long before Napoleon: the ancient historian Herodotus observed that Egyptians did all sorts of things in opposite ways from his fellow Greeks. The Egyptians indeed differed strikingly from their Western contemporaries in customs and outlook. But ancient Egypt also holds surprising relevance for us modern Westerners, especially with regard to cultural habits, political ideology, and gender. In this year’s Reeves Lecture, Professor Hammond explores this relevance by examining the seldom recognized and under-appreciated career of Egypt’s most powerful female ruler: the pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

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Jeffrey Hammond
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(240) 895-4241