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From Pastoral Nomads to Policemen: Ethnicity and Identity of the Medjay in Ancient Egypt

December 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Humanities Room 365, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Professor Kate Liszka will provide a lecture on the introduction of the diverse textual, artistic, and archaeological sources that help us identify how Medjay evolved from an ethnic group to Egypt’s most important police force. Come learn more about the Medjay people. Lunch will be provided.


Kate Liszka completed her degree in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. In her dissertation, she studied the evolution of the Medjay from the Old Kingdom—when they were a Nubian ethnic group of itinerant laborers—to the beginning of the New Kingdom—when they became an elite military group who protected places of pharaonic interest, like the borders of Egypt against the Nubians. Kate Liszka went on to become a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University. Currently, she is proud to be the Benson and Pamela Harer Chair and Assistant Professor of History at California State University, San Bernardino.


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December 5, 2017
1:00 pm
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Humanities Room 365
415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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