On the Edges of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt: Presentations by UCLA Doctoral Students

Danielle Candelora, 4th Year Ph.D. Candidate
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Immigrants and Name-calling: Titulary Negotiation and Identity in the Second Intermediate Period
Danielle’s paper demonstrates how the Hyksos kings, in an effort to commemorate their own foreign identities from an ideal Egyptian perspective, adopted aspects of the Egyptian royal titulary accompanied by traditional Egyptian throne names, but incorporated their own Semitic names alongside the customary Egyptian term for foreign ruler.

Jordan Galczynski, 2nd Year Ph.D. Student
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Inscribed Bodies: Tattooing Practices in Ancient Egypt and Nubia
Jordan’s paper offers an in-depth study of all available physical remains of tattooing in ancient Egypt and Nubia, the latter examples previously largely overlooked and poorly recorded.

Marissa Stevens, 6th Year Ph.D. Candidate
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Family Associations Reflected in the Materiality of 21st Dynasty Funerary Papyri
Marissa addresses the maintenance and promotion of social identity and status of the Theban priesthood during the decentralization of power (Tanite kingship marginalized to the north) at the beginning of the Third Intermediate Period, and how the traditional royal connection was replaced by increased emphasis on family relationships and hereditary temple titles.

Michael Chen, 5th Year Ph.D. Student
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Healing Statues in Late Period Egypt: The Interplay of Magical Healing Spells with Private Religion
Michael’s project on Late Period healing statues from Egypt wrestles with the interrelationship between healing practices and religion. It attempts to uncover patterns in statuary production and in the instruction of religious rituals.

 Robyn Price, 2nd Year Ph.D. Student

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Just a Whiff: Accessing Ancient Sensory Frameworks
Robyn looks into how might the visible representations of invisible sensory experiences in the elaborate tomb scenes from Eighteenth dynasty Egypt be reconciled with the daily life of the ancient Egyptians? Her paper seeks to understand this relationship with special emphasis on the visibility of the senses and the invisibility of experience.

Rose Campbell, 6th Year Ph.D. Candidate
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Earthly and Eternal: The Poetics of Violence in Ancient Egypt
In her paper, Rose assesses depictions of violence and human remains that appear to have been victims of such violent performances in ancient Egypt, particularly execution and human sacrifice. The results of her analysis suggest that different types of violence were used for different circumstances.

Sponsored by Joan K. Lutz in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticket info: Free for Bowers and ARCE members | General $12
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January 13, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

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