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Colonial Fantasies and Occluded (Hi)Stories: The Case of Early Alexandria

Fri. Sep. 27 03:30 PM - Fri. Sep. 27 04:30 PM
Contact: Peter J. Miller, pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: 3D01

Prof. Katherine Blouin | University of Toronto

According to some historians, ancient Alexandria was a completely new - and Greek - settlement on Egypt's Mediterranean coast. But, Dr. Katherine Blouin stresses that this foundation story severs Alexandria from Egypt, its landscapes, and its native populations. In this talk she explained that this environmental, socio-cultural, and economic disconnection is rooted in colonial fantasies that testify to the imperial entanglements of classics, Egyptology, and papyrology.


Light refreshments provided. All welcome.

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