Day School: Hooligans and Scoundrels at Deir el-Medina

Ref: C2226462

The playboy Merysekhmet has been dubbed Deir el-Medina’s ‘wild young man about town’. Certainly this hooligan caused his father Menna a great deal of grief. Meanwhile, the chief workman Paneb emerges as an absolute scoundrel, accused of a long series of crimes. Some of these involved tomb violation and inappropriate sexual behaviour. But how much did his accuser, who was in line for Paneb’s job, invent these charges? And how does all this this tie in with contemporary ‘moral panic’ in relation to hooligans and scoundrels?

Additional information about this course

This course begins at 10am and ends at 3.30pm inclusive of a short tea break and a one hour lunch.

Course aim

to provide an insight into hooliganism and scoundrels in an Ancient Egyptian Village with a view to enabling you to draw parallels with 'moral panic' about unruly behaviour in contemporary life

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify a key hooligan and a key scoundrel at Deir el-Medina
  • explain Village attitudes to bad behaviour at Deir el-Medina
  • evaluate similarities and differences between 'moral panics' today

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Day School: Hooligans and Scoundrels at Deir el-Medina

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