Adam Fagbore
Adam Fagbore

Adam Fagbore, M.A.

University of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Research Associate in Research Group 
Punishment, Labor and Dependency
Adenauerallee 18–22
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 62566


Institutional Punishment and Organized Violence as Normative Modes of Patronage, Labor, and Governance in Pharaonic Egypt

My project will analyze the balance between the role of deliberate displays of institutional violence and how various forms of punishment acted as modes of social organization in the pre-classical world, in which state hierarchy in one context, is to be examined in relation to the degree of penetration of state power into hierarchical forms of behavior at local level, and then how this overlaps with the role of patron; client obligation, of service and handing over of production in return for physical, social, and economic protection.

These themes stand for the practicalities against which the primary material will be measured and address the nature between punishment, reciprocity, and patronage in the developments of wider diachronic shifts in the comparative context of the creation of individual, social, and spatial dependency. My wider research interests in Egyptology center on broader diachronic shifts seen in the development, conceptualisation, and suppression of royal mortuary traditions during the Middle and New Kingdoms.


  • 2019–2022                 Ph.D. in Egyptology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2016–2017                 M.A. in Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2013–2016                 B.A. in Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK

Academic Positions

  • 2019–present             Research Associate in Research Group Punishment, Labor and Dependency, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2014–2017                 Assistant to the Curatorial staff, Garstang Museum, Liverpool, UK
  • 2013–2014                 Object Handler, Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK                         

      Participation in Centers, Scientific Associations, Collaborative Projects

      Member of the working group Free and Unfree Labour of the European Labour History Conference (ELHN)

      Selected Publications

      The Amduat Tomb of Ahmose I at South Abydos: Defining Selective Archaism in Royal Funerary Architecture as Forms of Cultural Expression. (Late draft), 1–29.

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