Call for Abstracts
All Our Yesterdays: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology
Edited by: Alexandra F. Morris and Hannah Vogel
Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient Disabilities Series Editor: Dr Emma-Jayne Graham
Submission of abstracts 31st August 2022
Expected submission of chapters around 31st March 2023
We are inviting contributions from (scholars, students, Egyptologists, disabled people/ museum professionals and university educators), to bring critical perspectives and approaches for a forthcoming edited volume All Our Yesterdays: Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology to be submitted for publication by Routledge in the peer reviewed Routledge Studies in Ancient Disabilities Series.
The book aims to critically investigate the often overlooked histories of disability in ancient Egypt and the discipline of Egyptology & Egyptian Archaeology. This book will identify and thoroughly consider the history of disabled people in ancient Egypt. It will also help illuminate and reshape narratives of disability experiences, and disability within the discipline of Egyptology and Egyptian Archaeology itself. Furthermore, it will challenge approaches towards terminology and tone in the field of ancient disability studies and offer guidance for including disability inclusively in curatorial and pedagogical museum and university contexts. Finally, it will encourage future critical investigations in this area in ways that are culturally contextualised.
We seek submissions that cover but are not limited to:
The history of disability in ancient Egypt & Nubia (Predynastic- Roman Period)
Sources of evidence for disability in ancient Egypt and Nubia
Disability in Egyptology & the reception of Egyptology
Historiographical studies of disability in Egyptology
Disability and Ancient Egypt: Museums and the classroom
Accessibility in Egyptology and ancient Egyptian museum collections.
Lived experiences of disabled Egyptologists
The temporal scope of this volume ranges from the Predynastic (6th Century BCE) – Roman Period (641 CE).
We welcome contributions especially from the disability community and typically underrepresented groups.
Abstracts are encouraged to be not more than 500 words in length. Please submit your abstracts and author details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August 2022.
Please contact Hannah Vogel (Macquarie University) and Alexandra F. Morris (Teesside University) via email@example.com or on twitter by @DisabilityEgypt if you have any questions or would like to discuss any accessibility requirements.