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Women and Power in Ancient Egypt (Ottawa, ON)

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Women and Power in Ancient Egypt (Ottawa, ON)

  • Canadian Museum of History 100 Rue Laurier Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M8 Canada (map)

A woman’s power in the ancient world (and perhaps even today) was always compromised from the outset, and this lecture will address the root causes of this social inequality. Given this social reality in the ancient world, how then did women negotiate their limited leadership roles? Were they able to rule “behind the throne” so to speak? How are we to find a woman’s power when it was so habitually cloaked by a man’s dominance? This lecture will address those questions and ask how much of this ancient reality still touches us today.

Canadian Museum of History