Teaching Egyptian History: Some Discipline-Specific Pedagogical Notes

Teaching Egyptian History: Some Discipline-Specific Pedagogical Notes © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 JEGH 2.1–2 Also available online – brill.nl/jegh DOI: 10.1163/187416509X12492786609285 * My gratitude to James Tueller, History Department Chair, Brigham Young University Hawaii, and Richard Bushman, Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia University. TEACHING EGYPTIAN HISTORY: SOME DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC PEDAGOGICAL NOTES* K erry M uhlestein Brigham Young University Abstract This paper was originally given at the professional workshop I n S earch of E gypt ’s P ast : P roblems and P erspectives of the H istoriography of A ncient E gypt ; A North American workshop at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, inau- gurating the Journal of Egyptian History , April 23–24, 2008; most of the remaining papers of which will appear in Fascicle 2 of this journal. While many Egyptologists teach Egyptian history, we often fail to carefully conceive of just what this means. Teaching history is more than conveying facts about a time period, it is also teach- ing how to analyze and (re)construct history. Our classes may often teach this aspect as well, but is it explicit? And are we equipping graduate students with the ability to both do and teach history well? This training has a direct impact http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Egyptian History Brill

Teaching Egyptian History: Some Discipline-Specific Pedagogical Notes

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 JEGH 2.1–2 Also available online – brill.nl/jegh DOI: 10.1163/187416509X12492786609285 * My gratitude to James Tueller, History Department Chair, Brigham Young University Hawaii, and Richard Bushman, Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia University. TEACHING EGYPTIAN HISTORY: SOME DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC PEDAGOGICAL NOTES* K erry M uhlestein Brigham Young University Abstract This paper was originally given at the professional workshop I n S earch of E gypt ’s P ast : P roblems and P erspectives of the H istoriography of A ncient E gypt ; A North American workshop at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, inau- gurating the Journal of Egyptian History , April 23–24, 2008; most of the remaining papers of which will appear in Fascicle 2 of this journal. While many Egyptologists teach Egyptian history, we often fail to carefully conceive of just what this means. Teaching history is more than conveying facts about a time period, it is also teach- ing how to analyze and (re)construct history. Our classes may often teach this aspect as well, but is it explicit? And are we equipping graduate students with the ability to both do and teach history well? This training has a direct impact

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Published: Jan 1, 2009

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