When Women Ruled The World With Kara Cooney

  • Location
  • Victoria Theatre
    • 138 North Main Street
    • Victoria Theatre
    • Dayton, OH
Overview

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 are 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.

DR. KARA COONEY is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Specializing in craft production, coffin studies, and economies in the ancient world, Cooney received her Ph.D. in Egyptology from Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, she was co-curator of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Cooney produced a comparative archaeology television series, entitled “Out of Egypt,” which aired in 2009 on the Discovery Channel and is available online via Netflix and Amazon.

  • Monday, Feb 21, 2022
  • Location: 138 North Main Street, Victoria Theatre, OH
  • Phone: (937) 228-3630
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $29-$45
When Women Ruled The World With Kara Cooney
  • February 21, 2022 to February 22, 2022
  • Victoria Theatre
  • $29-$45