Histories of Egyptology : interdisciplinary measures
Title: Histories of Egyptology : interdisciplinary measures
Editor(s): CARRUTHERS, William
Citation: New York ; Abingdon : Routledge, 2015, Routledge Studies in Egyptology, 2
Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology with the political sphere, the manner in which the discipline stakes out its professional territory, the ways in which practitioners represent Egyptological knowledge, and the relationship of this knowledge to the public sphere. Histories of Egyptology provides the basis to understand how Egyptologists constructed their discipline. Yet the volume also demonstrates how they construct ancient Egypt, and how that construction interacts with much wider concerns: of society, and of the making of the modern world.
Table of Contents:
-- 1. Introduction: Thinking about Histories of Egyptology, William Carruthers -- Part I: The Creation and Isolation of an Academic Discipline -- 2. The Object of Study: Egyptology, Archaeology, and Anthropology at Oxford, 1860–1960, Alice Stevenson -- 3. The Anglo-Saxon Branch of the Berlin School: The Interwar Correspondence of Adolf Erman and Alan Gardiner and the Loss of the German Concession at Amarna, Thomas Gertzen -- 4. The Cursed Discipline? The Peculiarities of Egyptology at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, Juan Carlos Moreno García -- 5. Interdisciplinary Measures: Beyond Disciplinary Histories of Egyptology, David Gange -- Part II: Knowledge in the Making -- 6. Beyond Travelers’ Accounts and Reproductions: Unpublished Nineteenth-Century Works as Histories of Egyptology, Andrew Bednarski -- 7. Studies in Esoteric Syntax: The Enigmatic Friendship of Aleister Crowley and Battiscombe Gunn, Steve Vinson and Janet Gunn -- 8. Margaret Alice Murray and Archaeological Training in the Classroom: Preparing "Petrie’s Pups", Kathleen L. Sheppard -- 9. Discussing Knowledge in the Making, Christina Riggs -- Part III: Colonial Mediations, Postcolonial Responses -- 10. On Archaeological Labor in Modern Egypt, Wendy Doyon -- 11. Remembering and Forgetting Tutankhamun: Imperial and National Rhythms of Archaeology, 1922–1972, Donald M. Reid -- 12. The State of the Archive: Manipulating Memory in Modern Egypt and the Writing of Egyptological Histories, Hussein Omar -- 13. Histories of Egyptology in Egypt: Some Thoughts, Marwa Elshakry -- Part IV: Representing Knowledge -- 14. Thomas "Mummy" Pettigrew and the Study of Egypt in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain, Gabriel Moshenska -- 15. Repeating Death: The High Priest Character in Mummy Horror Films, Jasmine Day -- 16. What’s in a Face? Mummy Portrait Panels and Identity in Museum Display, Debbie Challis -- 17. Legacies of Engagement: The Multiple Manifestations of Ancient Egypt in Public Discourse, Stephanie Moser -- Postscript -- 18. The Old and New Egyptian Museums: Between Imperialists, Nationalists, and Tourists, Mohamed Elshahed
First published in 2014, but (c) 2015.
Type of Access: openAccess