03 Nov Identity, Commemoration and Remembrance: Funerary Practice and Contested Identities in Sudanese Nubia During the time of the Kushite Pharaohs (c. 750-650 BCE)
Stuart Tyson Smith (Anthropology, UCSB)
Thursday, November 3 / 4:00 PM
Lane Room, Ellison Hall
Professor Smith’s research centers on the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Nubia. He is particularly interested in the identification of ethnicity in the archaeological record and the ethnic dynamics of colonial encounters. The origins of the Napatan state, whose rulers conquered Egypt, becoming Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty, provides the focus of his current archaeological research. He has published on the dynamics of Egyptian imperialism and royal ideology, the use of sealings in administration, death and burial in ancient Egypt and Nubia, and the ethnic, social and economic dynamics of interaction between ancient Egypt and Nubia.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Identity RFG.