The Center for Ancient Studies will host “New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions,” the 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference, March 31 and April 1.
New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions,” the 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference, March 31 and April 1 in NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).
From the crowds that welcomed Cleopatra’s needle to Central Park in 1880 to the lines of spectators for the blockbuster exhibitions of today, the inhabitants of New York have long had an affinity for the ancient civilization of pharaonic Egypt. To supply this appetite, the city’s institutions have often sent expeditions to Egypt to excavate its tombs and temples, to preserve its ancient art and papyri, and to record the gods, kings, and hieroglyphs carved on its monuments.
The conference will showcase the fieldwork of three New York institutions in Egypt: NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Speakers from these institutions will present their current research in Egypt, along with their thoughts on the history and future of fieldwork there.
The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.992.7978 or email email@example.com for more information. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street)
The conference is presented by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies Program and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science.
NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies was created in 1996 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the past. Directed by Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Matthew S. Santirocco, and supported largely through endowment, the Center funds travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, annual research conferences and lectures, and summer outreach seminars for faculty from across the United States (in collaboration with the Faculty Resource Network). Scholarly organizations that are based at the Center include the American section of the Institute for Etruscan and Italic Studies and its journal, Etruscan News, and the Aquila Theatre Company.