LECTURE: ARCE During and After the Revolution Find us
Date: Monday, Saturday 13, 2011, Meet the Speaker at 7:00 p.m. - Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.
Chapter: North Texas
Presenter: Dr. Gerry D. Scott III, ARCE Director
Location: Southern Methodist University, Fondren Science Building, Room 123.
Map of campus & schematic of building, on website www.arce-ntexas.org.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Description: The January revolution in Egypt was a time of extraordinary uncertainty and transformation. On the one hand, there was excitement and the sense of something new and wonderful transpiring. On the other, there was an ominous sense that no one could know where things would lead. In a matter of weeks a political entity that had maintained total control over Egypt for some thirty years dissolved in the face of popular unrest in Cairo, Alexandria, and many of Egyptâ€™s other major cities. While civil order has been restored under martial law, and the Egyptian military has empowered a temporary, transitional civil government, the political and economic future of Egypt remains uncertain. Because Egyptâ€™s incomparable antiquities â€“ a prime focus of ARCEâ€™s scholarly and research interests â€“ are under the aegis of the Egyptian government, what will these changes mean for future research and study?
Dr. Gerry Scott. ARCEâ€™s Director, will speak to ARCEâ€™s Dallas Chapter on Saturday, August 13th about what it was like to be in Egypt during the revolution, the changes that have transpired thus far, and likely possibilities for the future. In addition, he will address what impact the events surrounding the revolution had â€“ and will likely have â€“ on ARCE, and what changes the Research Center â€“ and Egyptian antiquities research â€“ may face as a result.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.