Ella Karev, PhD

How can we define slavery? What makes someone a slave?

These were the questions that formed the basis of her dissertation, Slavery and Servitude in Late Period Egypt (2022). In this talk, she presents the findings of her scholarship regarding slavery of this understudied period in Egyptian history, but also speaks to the deeper issues: was a slave considered chattel? What rights did slaves—or their owners—claim and exercise? Could they have children, get married, or own property in their own name?

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