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Steven M. Stannish

Steven M. Stannish

Title: Associate Professor
Department: History
Phone: (315) 267-2189
E-mail: stannism@potsdam.edu
Office: Satterlee Hall 310A
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I began studying history at the University of Nebraska in 1986. Originally I was interested in modern Germany and Russia, but eventually I changed my focus to the ancient Middle East. I wrote my senior paper on the campaign of the pharaoh Sheshonq I against Judah and Israel at the end of the tenth century B.C. Also at Nebraska, I studied modern philosophy and eastern religion.

In 1993, I enrolled in the graduate program in history at Miami University. I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation on the \'Amarna Revolution, the religious reformation of the pharaoh Akhenaten in the fourteenth century B.C. While earning my doctorate at Miami, I became especially interested in the ideas of Sigmund Freud and their application to ancient history.

Currently, I am continuing my research on the \'Amarna Period and working on a psychological portrait of Saint Augustine. My long-term project is a monograph on the dream book from Deir el-Medina in Egypt. In my free time, I enjoy European literature, modern art, and basketball.