When Women Ruled the World
Talks

When Women Ruled the World

  • Kara Cooney, Egyptologist
Venue: Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Seattle, WA, United States
Date + Time:
  • January 13, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • January 14, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • January 15, 2019
    7:30 pm
Date + Time:

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way...right?

Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable.

Cleopatra used her sexuality – and her money – to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.
 

Portrait of Kara Cooney
About the speaker
Kara Cooney, Egyptologist

Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world.

Speaker Highlights
Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA
Produced a comparative archaeology television series, Out of Egypt, available online via Netflix and Amazon
Author of The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

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