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Adam Fagbore

Doctoral Researcher

Adam Fagbore picUniversity of Bonn

Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

“Punishment, Labour, Dependency”

Genscherallee 3

D-53113 Bonn


E-Mail: afagbore[at]



My project will analyse the balance between the role of deliberate displays of institutional violence and how various forms of punishment acted as modes of social organisation 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 behaviour 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 research interests in Egyptology centre on wider diachronic shifts seen in the development, conceptualisation, and suppression of royal mortuary traditions during the Middle and New Kingdoms.


  • 2013-2017       BA and MA in Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2019-2021       PhD in Dependency and Slavery Studies, Universität Bonn, Germany

Academic Positions:

  • 2019-present   Research Associate in Research Group “Punishment, Labour, Dependency”
  • 2014-2017       Assistant to the Curatorial staff, Garstang Museum, Liverpool, UK

Additional Academic Activities:

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 - 65.


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