12-1.30pm (Brazil) / 3-4.30pm (UK) / 4-5.30pm (Egypt)

Moving beyond classification, in this seminar, we seek to define domestic space: is It defined by architecture, or by daily practice? Can we apply the term domestic beyond the four walls of a house? How do we discuss Egyptian houses abroad, where that outside space may be different?


Anne-Claire Salmas
American University of Cairo

After receiving her PhD from the Sorbonne University, Dr. Anne-Claire Salmas worked in several international institutions (École du Louvre; Brown University; the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford) before being appointed Assistant Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. Her doctoral dissertation was devoted to understanding temporal rhythms and daily life experiences associated with temporal phenomena in ancient Egypt.

Since time and space naturally frame everyday life, this initial research has led her to investigate spatial practices, by exploring how space was perceived, experienced and (re-)constructed on a daily basis by individuals and communities in ancient Egypt.

Assaf Yasur-Landau
University of Haifa

Assaf Yasur-Landau is the head of the Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies and the founder of the laboratory for Coastal Archaeology and Underwater Survey at the University of Haifa. His research interests include the study of mobility, ancient economy and human adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron ages. Currently he is Co-director of the excavations of the Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri and of the underwater excavations at Tel Dor Iron Age port and Habonim submerged Neolithic settlement.  He is the author of ca. 80 articles and six books and edited volumes, including The Philistines and Aegean Migration in the Late Bronze Age (Cambridge University Press 2010, 2014).  

Kate Spence
University of Cambridge

Dr Kate Spence is Senior Lecturer in the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. She has worked mainly on settlement sites in Egypt and Sudan and is particularly interested in buildings, domestic architecture and the archaeology of the Amarna period.

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