Tuesday 7 April (Week 7), 2-3.30pm
The Department of Ancient History in conjunction with the Macquarie University Ancient History Association (MAHA) offers a research seminar series, intended to bring together those within Macquarie and outside who have an interest in the languages, histories, and cultures of the ancient world. View the schedule for the research seminar.
All are welcome! Please arrive on time and join us after the seminar for coffee, tea and biscuits!
Convenor: Dr Alexandra Woods
Dr Anna Latifa Mourad | Macquarie University Research Fellow, Macquarie University
Forging Foreign Relations: Exploring Egypt’s Encounters with the Middle Bronze Age Supra-Region
The period leading up to the first International Age of recorded history is one marked by the rise and fall of several powers, major climatic disturbances, and population movements across Egypt and the Near East. However, alongside these dramatic developments was the punctuated yet continuous growth of a dynamic network of trade. How were its links fostered and maintained across geopolitical, cultural and social borders, despite the impending challenges? This question is one of the central aims of a Macquarie University Research Fellowship that investigates ‘The Ties that Bind: Negotiating Foreign Relations in the Second Millennium BC’. As an introduction to the project, the seminar presents an overview of Egypt’s role in the Middle Bronze Age trade network, and how ‘The Ties that Bind’ emerged from a research programme interested in the links between cultural encounters and socio-cultural transformations.
- When: Tuesday 7 April (Week 3), 2-3.30pm
- Where: Seminar Room (1.602), Level 1, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University
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