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  1. Basic texts: For Egypt 7 items
    1. Ancient Egypt: anatomy of a civilization - Kemp, Barry J. 1989

      Book  The second edition is substantially revised. This is recommended particularly for students new to Egyptian archaeology.

    2. Egyptian archaeology - Wendrich, Willemina 2010

      Book  A useful recent introduction, proposing a move away from a focus on language and monuments, to include broader archaeological approaches.

    3. Early hydraulic civilization in Egypt: a study in cultural ecology - Butzer, Karl W. 1976

      Book  Still the basic guide to the Egyptian Nile Valley landscapes before the construction of barrages and dams in the 19th-20th centuries AD. Butzer rejects the earlier idea that irrigation requires centralised government, and notes the more localised ecology and management of floodplain basins.

    4. Conflicted antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity - Colla, Elliott 2007

      Book  The main English-language history of Egyptology to approach the subject from Arabic sources.

    5. Treasure hunting

      Chapter  The development of archaeology could be rewritten uncomfortably into the setting of the chapter on Treasure hunting in EL-Daly pp 31-41

    6. Basic texts: For the excavation history of material in the Petries Museum, extensive archival sources are cited in the following two biographical works. 2 items
      1. Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology - Drower, Margaret S. 1985

        Book 

      2. Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie - Drower, Margaret S. c2004

        Book 

  2. 1. Introduction. Problems of perception: the Object encounter. 16 items
    1. The Chair Carrier - Y Idris

      Chapter 

    2. Essential Reading 2 items
    3. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Against cultural property: archaeology, heritage and ownership - Carman, John 2005

        Book 

      2. Chapter 4 The measure of culture. - Gavin Lucas

        Chapter 

      3. A history of archaeological thought - Trigger, Bruce G. 2006

        Book 

      4. The search for ancient Egypt - Vercoutter, Jean 1992

        Book 

      5. Chapter 1 Egyptian archaeology: from text to context.

        Chapter 

      6. The archaeology of early Egypt: social transformations in North-East Africa, 10,000 to 2650 BC - Wengrow, D. 2006

        Book 

  3. 2.Orientalism in archaeology and ethnography: objectifying 'cultures' and people. 22 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Afterword - E Said

        Chapter  Digitised reading. The afterword is in 1995 and later reprints, not in the earlier 1978 edition.

    2. Further reading on Edward Said Orientalism 4 items
      1. Subjectivity and Science in Postcolonial Archaeology - A Loomba

        Chapter 

      2. Orientalism: history, theory and the arts - MacKenzie, John M. c1995

        Book 

    3. Further reading on the historical context of disciplinary formation in archaeology and anthropology: 4 items
      1. Chapter 2 Colonial origins - C Gosden

        Book 

      2. Chapter 1 People, Objects and Colonial Relations - C Gosden, C Knowles

        Chapter 

      3. Colonialism and European archaeology - A Gonzalez-Ruibal

        Chapter 

    4. On European reception of ancient Egypt: 5 items
    5. On the historical context of disciplinary formation in Egyptology: 6 items
      1. Conflicted antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity - Colla, Elliott 2007

        Book 

      2. German orientalism in the age of empire: religion, race, and scholarship - Marchand, Suzanne L., German Historical Institute (Washington, D.C.) 2009

        Book 

      3. Chapter 1 Egypt at the Exhibition. - T Mitchell

        Chapter 

      4. Unwrapping ancient Egypt - Christina Riggs 2014

        Book 

    6. On ancient Egyptian obelisks outside Egypt: 1 item
  4. 3. Objects as encounters with people living today in the archaeological landscapes: 'heritage' and 'ownership'. 13 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Chapter 7 Futures of the Mesopotamian past. - R Matthews

        Chapter 

      2. Chapter 3 The Labourers. - W.M.F. Petrie

        Chapter 

      3. Collaborating at the trowel's edge: teaching and learning in indigenous archaeology - Silliman, Stephen W. c2008

        Book 

      4. The modern neighbors of Tutankhamun: history, life, and work in the villages of the Theban West Bank - Kees Van der Spek 2011

        Book  See chapter 8 All in a season's work: Egyptology-induced labor relations at al-Hurabat, and chapter 9 Faked Antikas and "Modern antiques": artistic expression in the villages of the Theban West Bank, pp.219-287

    3. Modern Egyptian tale on Mutual incomprehension: 1 item
  5. 4. Objects as encounters with people living in other times in the archaeological landscapes: makers and users. 10 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading: 5 items
      1. The Cultural Biography of Objects - Chris Gosden and Yvonne Marshall 1999

        Article 

      2. Chapter 7 Religion - K Szpakowska

        Chapter 

      3. Operational sequences beyond linearity - Massimo Vidale

        Chapter 

    3. Ancient Egyptian tale on a prized object: Episode of loss and recovery of the fish-pendant in the Tales at the Court of King Khufu, on 'Papyrus Westcar'. Translations are available in English in: 3 items
      1. Ancient Egyptian literature: a book of readings - Lichtheim, Miriam c2006

        Book 

      2. The literature of ancient Egypt: an anthology of stories, instructions and poetry - Simpson, William Kelly, Faulkner, Raymond Oliver, Wente, Edward Frank 1973

        Book 

  6. 5: Objects as encounters in museum practice: ancient monument/modern display as knowledge production 23 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Chapter 3 Colossal Monstrosities: the Townley Installation of Egyptian Antiquities, 1808 - S Moser

        Chapter  Can be found in the Institute of Archaeology library Teaching Collection at INST ARCH 3823.

    2. For “object biography” in your gallery presentations 1 item
      1. Chapter 1 The Artifaction of the Memnon Head - Elliott Colla

        Chapter 

    3. Further reading: Archaeological landscape in general, and context at Mennefer/Memphis: 3 items
      1. Regionality, cultural and cultic landscapes - D Jeffreys

        Chapter 

      2. Survey of Memphis 1988 - D. G. Jeffreys, Egypt Exploration Society 1988

        Book 

    4. Further reading: Archaeological context at Abdju/Abydos: chapel monuments 5 items
      1. Abydos - B Kemp

        Chapter 

      2. The terrace of the great God at Abydos: the offering chapels of dynasties 12 and 13 - Simpson, William Kelly, Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt, 1961-1962 1974

        Book 

    5. Further reading: Archaeological context at Waset/Thebes: temple/tomb architecture/sculpture 4 items
      1. Tomb painting and identity in Ancient Thebes, 1419-1372 BCE - Hartwig, Melinda K. c2004

        Book  pp 5-19

      2. The Theban Necropolis: past, present and future - Strudwick, Nigel, Taylor, John H. 2003

        Book 

    6. Further reading: On the assembling of Egyptian collections in nineteenth century Europe and on the principles and effect of museum display: 8 items
      1. The story of the British Museum - Caygill, Marjorie May 1981

        Book 

      2. The British Museum and Ancient Egypt - James, T. G. H., British Museum c1981

        Book 

      3. A Glass Clouds in Post-Revolutionary France - Katie Kirtland

        Chapter  See chapter by K Kirtland, A glass clouds in post-revolutionary France: shifting relationships of art to its public in the work of Quatremere de Quincy, pp.210-232. The Google Books link included these pages at the time of compiling this list, but may not be available in the week of consultation: please contact the course co-ordinator if this happens.

      4. The Astrolabe of the Enlightenment - D Preziosi

        Chapter  This can be found in the Institute of Archaeology Teaching Collection at INST ARCH 3821.

  7. 6. Cross-cultural hierarchies of art: obstacles in seeing. 17 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Ein Gesprach im Goldhaus uber Kunst und andere Gegenstande. - J Assmann

        Chapter  A provisional English copy of the most important pages is available on request.

    2. Further reading: Ancient Egyptian Gebtyu - Greek Koptos - modern Qift 2 items
      1. Petrie at the cult centre of Min at Koptos - B Adams

        Chapter  This paper can be found in the Institute of Archaeology library 'Short Loan' collection at inst arch INST ARCH 3814.

    3. Further reading: Towards interdisciplinary engagements - Art History and Literary Studies 5 items
      1. The ideology of the aesthetic - Eagleton, Terry 1990

        Book 

      2. What Was an Author? - Molly Nesbit 1987

        Article 

      3. Introduction - C Wood

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    4. Further Reading: Egyptologists and classical archaeologists on art 8 items
      1. Egyptian art - a performing art? - D Arnold

        Chapter 

      2. Colour and painting in ancient Egypt - Davies, W. V., British Museum 2001

        Book 

      3. Abducting the Agency of Art - W Davis

        Chapter 

      4. The Chain of Art - I Jenkins

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      5. Principles of Egyptian art - Schäfer, Heinrich, Brunner-Traut, Emma, Baines, John 1974

        Book 

  8. 7: Diachronic hierarchies in the study of belief 15 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Interpretations of religion: logic,discourse, rationality. - J Baines

        Article  This paper can be found in the Institute of Archaeology library 'Short Loan' collection at INST ARCH 3812

    2. Further Reading 13 items
      1. The search for God in ancient Egypt - Assmann, Jan 2001

        Book 

      2. Death and salvation in ancient Egypt - Assmann, Jan 2005

        Book 

      3. The anthropology of religion: an introduction - Bowie, Fiona 2006

        Book  Useful introduction includes the history of use of relevant terms in social sciences.

      4. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: the one and the many - Hornung, Erik, Baines, John 1983

        Book 

      5. Freud's Egyptian digs - C Schoske

        Chapter 

      6. Early twentieth century European attitudes to ancient Egyptian religion 3 items
        1. The gods of the Egyptians: or, Studies in Egyptian mythology - Budge, E. A. Wallis 1904

          Book  Widely read early guide for a general public, useful for articulating assumptions among earlier generations of English-language Egyptology.

        2. A handbook of Egyptian religion - Erman, Adolf, Königliche Museen zu Berlin 1907

          Book  Internationally influential version of early 1900s Egyptological opinion.

  9. 8: Reading ancient writing: tyranny of the alphabet 13 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The machinery of truth - T. Mitchell

        Chapter  Digitised reading. Especially pp. 146-150 on the absence of vowels in abjad scripts such as Arabic DCA

    2. Further Reading: 11 items
      1. Origins of Egyptian Writing - K Bard

        Chapter 

      2. Egyptian hieroglyphs - Davies, W. V., British Museum 1987

        Book 

      3. Prophets, lovers and giraffes: wor(l)d classification in ancient Egypt - Goldwasser, Orly, Müller, Matthias 2002

        Book 

      4. The first writing: script invention as history and process - Houston, Stephen D. 2004

        Book  Especially the articles by Trigger and Baines

      5. The evidence for early writing: utilitarian or ceremonial? - Nicholas Postgate, Tao Wang, Toby Wilkinson 09/1995

        Article 

      6. Archaeology and ancient history: breaking down the boundaries - Sauer, Eberhard W. 2004

        Book  Part 1, pp1-45

      7. Wiederentdeckung und Entzifferung - W Schenkel, D Schrift

        Chapter 

  10. 9: Time-space blocks: 'centre, region,periphery' 32 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
    2. Further Reading 30 items
      1. Critical theory and archaeological discussions 3 items
        1. Archaeology, language, and history: essays on culture and ethnicity - Terrell, John 2001

          Book  Introduction pp.1-10

        2. A history of archaeological thought - Trigger, Bruce G. 2006

          Book  pp.241-278 and 311-313 on culture-historical archaeology

      2. Egyptological periodisation - including "Intermediate Periods" 7 items
        Periods which have been considered marginal or transitional can offer useful test-cases for any modern chronology of archaeological or historical time. The "First/Second/Third Intermediate Periods" of ancient Egyptian history attract continuing debate, and so provide useful material for reviewing the basis of Egyptological frameworks.
        1. Coffin texts from Lisht - Allen J

          Chapter  Combining ceramic studies, coffin typology, and political historical background for the periodisation of material culture.

        2. Relative chronology of Dyn.21 - K Jansen-Winkeln

          Chapter 

        3. The relative chronology of the First Intermediate Period. - S Seidlmayer

          Chapter 

        4. The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt - Shaw, Ian 2000

          Book  Short bibliographic essays pp 447-472

        5. Chronology and Periodization - A Spalinger

          Chapter 

      3. Regions and peoples 5 items
        1. The Unity of Africa - M Rowlands

          Chapter 

      4. On Ancient Egyptian conceptions of time: 6 items
        1. Introduction - E Hornung

          Chapter  Includes discussion of ancient Egyptian writings on material existence over time

        2. Egyptian astronomical texts: Vol.1: The early decans - Neugebauer, O., Parker, R. A. 1960

          Book 

        3. Egyptian astronomical texts: Vol.2: The Ramesside Star Clocks - Neugebauer, O., Parker, Richard Anthony 1969

          Book 

        4. Hathor rising: the serpent power of ancient Egypt - Roberts, Alison 1995

          Book  Pp.8-16, notes on p.173

      5. On festivals in ancient Egypt: 6 items
        1. Temple festival calendars of ancient Egypt - El-Sabban, Sherif c2000

          Book 

        2. Altägyptische Festdaten /gesammelt und bearbeitet von Siegfried Schott - Schott, Siegfried, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur (Mainz, Germany) [1950]

          Book 

        3. Egyptian festival dating and the moon - A Spalinger

          Chapter 

      6. Further reading: Discussions on historical change in Egypt, museums in periodisation, and a borderline object: 3 items
        1. Whose pharaohs?: archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I - Reid, Donald M. c2002

          Book  See the short sections on the history and rationale behind the four major historical museums in Cairo and Alexandria, at pp. 103-107, 159-163, 237-239, 275-278. The link to Google Books may not provide these pages: if there is a problem with access, please ask the course co-ordinator.

  11. 10: Grand narrative? Bronze Age and Iron Age in Egypt 12 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Introduction: Theme 1 Terminology - P J J Sinclair, T Shaw, B Andah

        Chapter  Electronic resource

    2. Further Reading: history and theory 5 items
      1. The durable house: house society models in archaeology - Robin A. Beck, Visiting Scholar Conference, Southern Illinois University Carbondale c2007

        Book  See chapter by D. Borić,The House Between Grand Narratives and Microhistories: A House Society in the Balkans: pp. 97-129

      2. Prehistories of Commodity Branding - David Wengrow 02/2008

        Article 

      3. Chapter 3. Trades and occupations at the monastery, as shown by the excavations - H Winlock

        Chapter  Can be found in the Institute of Archaeology Teaching Collection at INST ARCH 3824. See especially the long-term historical reflections at pp.96-97

    3. Further reading: archaeology - faience as case-study 5 items
      1. Gifts of the Nile: ancient Egyptian faience - Friedman, Florence D., Borromeo, Georgina, Leveque, Mimi, Cleveland Museum of Art 1998

        Book 

      2. Kiln excavations at P47.20 (house of Ramose complex) - P Nicholson

        Chapter 

      3. Egyptian Faience - P Nicholson, E Peltenberg

        Chapter 

      4. Production technology of faience and related early vitreous materials - Tite, M. S., Shortland, Andrew J. c2008

        Book  pp.23-29 (Bouquillon, Glazed steatite), pp. 37-44, 47-48 (Vandiver, Raw materials and fabrication methods used in the production of faience), pp. 57-60 (Kaczmarczyk and Vandiver, Faience production in Egypt), pp. 147-151 (Hatton, Production of Egyptian blue and green frits) 208-209 (Conclusion)

  12. 11. Moving to the city: Lahun 20 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
    2. Further Reading: Theory and history: 5 items
      1. Gramsci, culture and anthropology - Crehan, Kate A. F. 2002

        Book  Chapter 5. Subaltern culture, pp.98

      2. Introduction - I Morris, J Manning

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. A history of archaeological thought - Trigger, Bruce G. 2006

        Book  pp.104-105 and 121-133 on the Three Ages combined with 'Closed Finds', and on importance of assessing documentation for each find, a particular problem for the excavation history of Lahun

      4. Asiatic mode of production and ancient Near East. Notes towards a discussion - C Zaccagnini

        Chapter  With nn. on pp. 99-114 STORE 01-07675 and course copy.

    3. Town and town-houses in Egyptian archaeology: 6 items
      1. Villages and the Old Kingdom - M Lehner

        Chapter 

    4. Land-owning in Egyptian archaeology: 5 items
      1. The Heqanakht papyri - Allen, James P., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) 2002

        Book 

    5. Lahun: 2 items
  13. 12. Social class and structural constraints 13 items
    1. Essential: Part 1 and 2: Idealism and realism 2 items
    2. Further Reading: Theory and history: 2 items
      1. Class and society: position and possessions - W Grajetzki

        Chapter 

      2. Chapter 5 Nobody listens to a poor man - T Mitchell

        Chapter  This offers a modern setting for the ancient Egyptian Tale of Khuninpu ('Eloquent Oasisman'), in the Essential Reading

    3. Ancient written sources - literary and administrative 3 items
      1. A papyrus of the late Middle Kingdom in the Brooklyn Museum: Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 - Hayes, William C., Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum c1955

        Book 

    4. Ancient written sources - legal documents 4 items
    5. Archaeological context: 2 items
      1. The tale of a fish: a foreign glass maker at Amarna? - A Shortland

        Chapter  An example of a 'rich' object found in a 'poor' context: useful archaeological document for testing assumptions over ancient life chances - note again lack of documentation for Lahun finds.

  14. 13. Institutions of unity and division: writing power 18 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. 1. The Egypotlogical application of the 'Great Divide' thesis of Ong 1 item
      2. 2. A medievalist critique of the 'Great Divide' thesis 1 item
    2. Further reading: theory and history 4 items
      1. Literacy and literacies: texts, power, and identity - Collins, James, Blot, Richard K. 2003

        Book  Chapter 2. The literacy thesis:vexed questions of rationally, development and self; and Chapter 6. Literacy, power, and identity: colonial legacies and indigenous transformations.

      2. The book history reader - Finkelstein, David, McCleery, Alistair c2006

        Book 

      3. The practical impact of writing - Roger Chartier

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Chapter 6. Intellectuals and the Production of Culture - K Crehan

        Chapter  Especially 131-137.

    3. Further reading: ancient Egyptian signs - potmarks, mark lists, hieroglyphs 3 items
      1. Incised marks on pottery and other objects from Kahun - O Kaper

        Chapter 

    4. Further reading: Egyptological discussions of writing practice and training 8 items
      1. Bureaucrats - Oleg Berlev

        Chapter 

      2. Writing in a workmen's village: scribal practice in Ramesside Deir el-Medina - Heel, K. Donker van, Haring, B. J. J. 2003

        Book 

      3. Literacy and letters at Deir el-Medina - J Janssen

        Chapter  Without appendix pp.91-94

      4. Scribes - A Roccati

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      5. Scribal Training in Ancient Egypt - Ronald J. Williams 1972

        Article 

    5. Further reading: on precise find locations of papyri from Lahun 1 item
      1. The UCL Lahun Papyri: accounts - Collier, Mark, Quirke, Stephen 2006

        Book 

  15. 14. Ethnicity at local level 15 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The meaning of skin colour in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt - C Cheal

        Chapter  This can be found in the Institute of Archaeology library Teaching Collection at INST ARCH 3822.

    2. Further reading: Theory and history 2 items
      1. The archaeology of identity: approaches to gender, age, status, ethnicity and religion - Díaz-Andreu García, Margarita 2005

        Book  Especially Sam Lucy on Ethnic and cultural identities. Pp. 86-109

    3. Archaeological studies of ethnic groups in ancient Egypt: 11 items
      1. Nubian evidence in Hierakonpolis - S Giuliani

        Chapter 

      2. Mayana K 1300 at Sedment el-Gebel: Traces fo Ethnicity - C Lilyquist

        Chapter 

      3. The nature of Tjemhu(Libyan) society in late New Kingdom Egypt - D O'Connor

        Chapter  Digitised reading. Especially pp.25-30 Representation of ethnicity and gender on the wooden funerary stelae pp.51-57 On the question of ethnicity.

      4. Fragments and Re-Integration in the Third Intermediate Period - R Ritner

        Chapter 

      5. Investigating ethnic and gender identities as expressed on wooden funerary stelae from the Libyan Period (c. 1069-715 B.C.E.) in Egypt - Saleh, Heidi 2007

        Book  Especially pp. 25-30 Representation of ethnicity and gender on the wooden funerary stelae, pp.51-57 On the question of ethnicity.

      6. Foreigners in Egypt: archaeological evidence and cultural context - T Schneider

        Chapter 

  16. 15. Trade and Empire: local impact 14 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. 1. archaeological record of material transfers in MBA: evidence of words/images/objects 1 item
      2. 2. interpreting words:inw = 'tribute' ? 1 item
    2. Further Reading: Old to Middle Kingdom Egypt 4 items
      1. Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Old Kingdom: an archaeological perspective - Sowada, K., Grave, Peter c2009

        Book  See especially pp.245-255: only part is available through the Google Books preview.

    3. Further Reading: New Kingdom Egypt 8 items
      1. Beyond Babylon: art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C. - Aruz, Joan, Benzel, Kim, Evans, Jean M., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) 2008

        Book 

      2. The Near East in the Bronze Age - M Liverani

        Chapter 

      3. The Amarna letters - Moran, William L. c1992

        Book 

  17. 16. Moving to the individual: Qau and Badari 10 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
    2. Further Reading: 2 items
    3. Primary publications 6 items
      1. Qau and Badari II - Guy Brunton, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, Egyptian Research Account 1928

        Book 

      2. Qau and Badari III - Guy Brunton, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, Egyptian Research Account 1930

        Book 

      3. The Badarian civilisation and predynastic remains near Badari - Guy Brunton, Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, Egyptian Research Account 1928

        Book 

      4. Mostagedda and the Tasian culture - Guy Brunton, G. M. Morant 1937

        Book 

      5. Matmar - Guy Brunton 1948

        Book 

  18. 17. Age/class/gender/ethnicity in the archaeological record 14 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. No sex, no gender - N Partner

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. Further Reading: Theory in Egyptian archaeological research 2 items
      1. Private life in New Kingdom Egypt - Lynn Meskell 2002

        Book 

      2. Gender in ancient Egypt - T Wilfong

        Chapter 

    3. Further Reading: Archaeological case-studies 8 items
      1. Archaeologies of social life: age, sex, class et cetera in ancient Egypt - Lynn Meskell 1999

        Book  pp. 178-183 and 193-195 on the older woman Madja

      2. Scarabs of the second millennium BC from Egypt, Nubia, Crete and the Levant : chronological and historical implications: papers of a symposium, Vienna, 10th-13th of January 2002 - Manfred Bietak, Ernst Czerny 2004

        Book  Early Middle Kingdom seals and sealings from Abu Ghali in the western Nile Delta - observations by T Bagh. pp13-25

      3. The 'm't woman - P. O'Rourke 2007

        Article 

    4. Letters to the Dead: 2 items
      1. Letters to the Dead in Ancient and Modern Egypt - H. el-Leithy

        Chapter 

  19. 18. Individual agency with different abilities 10 items
    1. Essential: 1 item
    2. Further Reading: 9 items
      1. The art of medicine in ancient Egypt - James P. Allen, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) c2005

        Book 

      2. The mechanics of ancient Egyptian magical practice - Robert Kriech Ritner, University of Chicago 1993

        Book 

      3. Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health in Ancient Egypt - K. Weeks

        Chapter  This paper can be found in the Institute of Archaeology library 'Short Loan' collection at INST ARCH 3813

  20. 19. Social exclusion in archaeological records 8 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Introduction: the complexity of boundedness and exclusion - J Hubert

        Chapter  Digitised reading. The ideas from Hubert are developed in the German-language publication Fischer-Elfert 2005, in further reading.

    2. Case study: 2 items
      1. Qau and Badari III - Guy Brunton, British School of Archaeology in Egypt, Egyptian Research Account 1930

        Book  The case study is Qau burial 1989, described on pp.5-9, finds in pl.5 register

      2. Map of Qau

        Webpage  Digital Egypt for Universities map of cemeteries in the Qau bay, showing the location of cemetery 1900 and its distance from the site of Qau, the main ancient town in this region.

    3. Further reading: 4 items
      1. Abseits von Ma'at: Fallstudien zu Aussenseitern im alten Ägypten - Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert c2005

        Book 

      2. The man who would be Moses - Beverley Butler, Michael Rowlands

        Chapter 

      3. An ancient Egyptian literary work, presenting a dispute between a man who wants to die and his ba-'soul' 1 item
  21. 20. Evaluating the object as a multi-personal identifier 7 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Memory and Counter-memory - Johannes Fabian

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The reticent object - Peter Vergo

        Chapter  Electronic resource

    2. Further Reading: 5 items
      1. Rethinking materiality: the engagement of mind with the material world - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Chris Gosden, Colin Renfrew c2004

        Book 

      2. Introduction: Thinking Through Things - Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad, Sari Wastell

        Chapter  Electronic resource

  22. Essay title options: 12 items
    1. Coursework 1 5 items
      1. 1.How might 'Egyptian' objects excavated in ancient contexts outside Egypt affect the restitution debate? Discuss with reference to both ancient Egyptian and Egyptianising material 5 items
        1. Restitution and repatriation: guidelines for good practice - Legget, Jane A., Great Britain 2000

          Book  For this option, it is recommended to explore in detail one time/place/object category. Example: Late Middle Bronze Age (Late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate period) Egyptian and Egyptianising Obelisks/scarabs/hieroglyphs in the Levant.

        2. 2. What does the current location and content of the main museum displays and university libraries reveal about Egyptology and its future? 0 items
          Consider ways in which museum displays and university libraries may be considered dominant resources for the study of ancient Egypt, in relation to each other and to continuing archaeological fieldwork. Summaries of Egyptology Library Resources are provided on the Moodle page for this course. Further reading for seminars 1 to 3 provides other starting-points. Case-studies from your own experience may be useful.
        3. 3. To what extent can the 21st museum visitor to site or museum experience a monument from the past in the same manner as its ancient makers and users? 0 items
          For this seminar, it may be useful to take case-studies from sites and museums which you have visited. See the reading for seminars1, 4 and 5; you can also look ahead to the reading for seminar 9 on ancient Egyptian conceptions of time and festivals, to assess any distance between modern and ancient conceptions of “monument”.
        4. 4.What problems and potentials would you identify in the place allotted to Ancient Egypt in general histories of art? 0 items
          For this option, see the reading recommended for seminar 6. You may also replace the word “art” in this title with “religion” if you wish to look ahead to the reading for seminar 7, but note that we only discuss the topic in class the Friday before the essay submission deadline and so this is only recommended if you also have some prior reading on the topic and familiarity with some week 7 readings.
        5. 5. How useful for future Egyptology are early excavations, in comparison with new fieldwork and conservation priorities? 4 items
          Discuss with reference to one site and its documentation/finds. The archive may be written, pictorial (e.g. photographic), mixed.
          1. Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie - Drower, Margaret S. c2004

            Book 

          2. Unseen images: archive photographs in the Petrie Museum, Volume 1: Gurob, Sedment and Tarkhan - Picton, Janet, Pridden, Ivor, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Friends of the Petrie Museum 2008

            Book 

          3. The Egypt Exploration Society: the early years - Spencer, Patricia 2007

            Book 

    2. Coursework 2 7 items
      1. 1.Does the category of 'dynasty' do more harm than good in studying Egypt? 0 items
        See the reading recommended for seminars 9 and 10; you may wish to cite examples from your general course reading where authors have used or avoided ‘dynasties’ in their dating of archaeological material, and to refer to sites covered in the course, such as Lahun or the Qau-Badari-Matmar cemeteries and settlements.
      2. 2. Comparing the history one technology with traditional 'political history', 1 item
        Discuss how and whether it is possible to write a unified 'total history' for ancient Egypt. For this option, see the reading recommended for seminars 10 and 11
        1. From the document to the monument: museums and the philosophy of history - B. Lord

          Webpage  An account of the critique by Foucault of the idea of "total history", in the context of museums.

      3. 3. What insights might be gained from the comparison between 'new towns' ancient and modern in Egypt? 3 items
        See the reading recommended for seminar 11
        1. Model Communities on planned towns in ancient Egypt - B Kemp

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        2. Chapter 4 The Character of Caculability - T. Mitchell

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        3. Colonising Egypt - Mitchell, Timothy 1988

          Book  Pp.34-62 chapter 3 Enframing, especially pp.44-48 on model housing.

      4. 4. Among written, wisual and other material evidence, what types of sources are available for a history of justice in ancient Egypt, and how have these been used by Egyptologists? 0 items
        See the reading recommended for seminar 12; if you intend to discuss evidence for the level of commitment from different groups within society, consider also the reading for seminar 13.
      5. 5. What advantages would you see in a 'history of ancient Egypt' that did not rely on written evidence? 3 items
        Select readings from seminars 6 to 8 may be useful in combination with the site-specific evidence and readings from seminars 11 to 13.
        1. Archaeology and text - Moreland, John 2001

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      6. 6.How would you account for the relatively low visibility of peoples from the west of Egypt in our record from the second millennium BC? 0 items
        For this option, see the reading recommended for seminar 14 and references cited in the O'Connor and Ritner articles there.
  23. The wisdom of ancient Egypt: changing visions through the ages - Peter J. Ucko, T. C. Champion 2003

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  24. Survey of Memphis 1988 - D. G. Jeffreys, Egypt Exploration Society 1988

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