Kathleen L. Sheppard
Search for other papers by Kathleen L. Sheppard in
Current site
Google Scholar
Archaeologists in Egypt
in Tea on the terrace
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

The introduction is an entry into the theoretical underpinnings of the book as a whole. In it, I frame my main argument, which is stated in the first few pages as: ‘As the sites of such activities, Egyptian hotels, I argue, functioned as Egyptological think-tanks. Egyptology began and operated under the umbrella of European colonial power, and for the time period in this book, specifically British colonial power. In that context, I analyse the power of ephemeral hotel spaces in the networks formed within them and the interpersonal performances within the places, groups, and networks up and down the Nile.’ I frame this argument in the theories and methods of the social studies of science, geographies of knowledge, the history of archaeology and Egyptology, and the history of tourism and travel.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

Tea on the terrace

Hotels and Egyptologists’ social networks, 1885–1925


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 203 181 3
Full Text Views 1 1 0
PDF Downloads 3 3 0