North Texas: Becoming God in the Pyramid Age
Presented by: Dr. Julia Troche; Missouri State University
- 7:30 PM CT North Texas
- Southern Methodist University Room 123, Fondren Hall (park and enter thru Heroy Hall)
The dead in ancient Egypt were supernatural intermediaries and folk heroes, but some were also deified, worshiped as gods in the Egyptian pantheon. This talk builds on the research found in Dr. Troche’s first book, Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt (Cornell University Press, 2021) and invites audiences to learn about the spectrum of deceased actors in ancient Egypt. In particular, we delve into the processes by which some of these dead were deified and the ramifications of this apotheosis (i.e., deification), such as challenging royal authority during the pyramid age.
Dr. Julia Troche is currently the director of undergraduate studies and teaches in the Department of History at Missouri State University. She specializes in courses on ancient Egypt, the ancient Near East, archaeology and ancient history, world history, and sometimes Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs. She co-founded both the American Research Center in Egypt, Missouri Chapter (where she serves as vice president) and the annual Missouri Egyptological Symposium.