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NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to Host American Research Center in Egypt Spring Lecture Series

April 19, 2010

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University will host the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) event, Popular and Profane Experiences: the ARCE Spring Lecture Series at ISAW.  Leading scholars and project directors will discuss their archaeological research and findings; talks will focus on the social aspects of the Egyptian temple, the temple of Ramesses II (its cultural and political history), as well as the domestic features of Egyptian cemeteries.

The series of three lectures will be held April 28, May 13, and June 1, 2010 at ISAW, located at 15 E. 84th Street, (5th and Madison Avenues), New York.  The lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  For special needs, call 212.992.7843, or email isaw@nyu.edu.

Schedule of Lectures:

Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.

Popular and Profane Experiences with the Sublime: The Temple as a Social and Cultural Focus in Egypt  with Lanny Bell, American Research Center in Egypt

 Thursday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.

The Abydos Temple of Ramesses II: Examining Religious and Political History through New Epigraphical Methods with Ogden Goelet, associate research scholar in Middle Eastern Studies, NYU, and Sameh Iskander, project director, Ramesses II Temple Excavation

Tuesday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.

The Dead at Home: Domestic Features in Early Egyptian Cemeteries with Ann Macy Roth, clinical associate professor of Egyptology, NYU.

             ISAW is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education for the cultivation of comparative and connective investigations of the ancient world.  It features doctoral and postdoctoral programs.  The Institute focuses on the shared and overlapping periods in the development of cultures and civilizations around the Mediterranean basin, and across central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.

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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to Host American Research Center in Egypt Spring Lecture Series

ARCE Spring Lecture Series at ISAW, photo by David Klotz


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