The American Research Center in Eygpt

Chapter Events

Chapter Events

February 2018

02/10/2018

Special Egyptian Exhibition, February 10 - November 11, 2018

Carlos Museum, Level Three, Regular Museum Hours 

The Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum are undergoing renovation. While this process is occurring, the Carlos Museum will host a special exhibition centered on the important role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features many objects from the Brooklyn Museum, which is renowned for its Egyptian collection, as well as material from the Carlos’s own collection.

Chapter: Georgia

02/20/2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Exhibition Galleries, Emory University 

Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Carlos Museum Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, leads visitors through the Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt exhibition. Dr. Hartwig did a great deal of coordinating and planning for this special exhibition. Further, Dr. Hartwig has been deeply involved with planning the renovation of the Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum.

Space is limited and a reservation is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Chapter: Georgia

02/22/2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, explores the fascinating and complex imagery of the ancient Egyptian divine being – Bes. Often presented as a bearded dwarf, Bes also displayed leonine aspects that were at once fearsome and protective. Not only worshipped at the lowest and highest levels of society, Bes was immensely popular across time – still intriguing audiences today.

Chapter: Georgia

02/22/2018

Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m.

Jessica Tomkins, Egyptology PhD Candidate, Brown University

Boston University Shool of Theology, Room B19

Old Kingdom power is epitomized by the Great Pyramids, those huge monuments which were, and remain to this day, symbolic of the sheer might and power of the kings who dominate almost all surviving evidence. But what of those with lesser power, working underneath the king for the state at large - the men stationed throughout the provinces, running Egypt as local leaders and provincial administrators? The terms “nome” and “nomarch” are widely used in Egyptology as the basic framework for discussing and understanding the structure of provincial administration of the Old - Middle Kingdoms, despite the fact that these are much later Greek words. This talk traces the origins and problems of these terms, highlighting how their anachronistic application to the Old-Middle Kingdoms has served to obscure rather than illuminate our understanding of the mechanics of early provincial administration.

Chapter: New England

March 2018

03/03/2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Peter F. Dorman, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is an integral part of the long tradition of mortuary literature that descends from the earlier Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom and Coffin Texts of the Middle Kingdom. The transmigration of ritual spells from coffins of the Middle Kingdom to papyri of the New Kingdom was determined by major changes in burial custom, which also entailed experimentation with different materials that could most effectively be used in private burials. This lecture traces those burial changes, the evolution of textual transmission, the origin of illustrated vignettes, the central role of Theban region in the creation of this new funerary tradition, and the somewhat surprising end product—namely, Books of the Dead that could be afforded only by the wealthy elite.

LaSalle Banks Room, Oriental Institute, Chicago

Chapter: Illinois

03/04/2018

Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Wegner

Meza Ethiopian Cuisine, 5700 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C. 

03/10/2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

03/18/2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Caroline Sauvage

Room 20 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California

Chapter: Northern California

03/24/2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Melinda Hartwig, PhD, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

University of Pennsylvania, Anthro 345

Chapter: Pennsylvania

03/31/2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Susanne Onstine

909 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

There is a cost for this workshop.

April 2018

04/13/2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe

505 Easst Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

04/14/2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Arizona University

University of Pennsylvania, Classroom 2

Chapter: Pennsylvania

04/14/2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Aidan Dodson

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

Chapter: Orange County California

May 2018

05/06/2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Diana Craig Patch

Room 20 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California

Chapter: Northern California

05/19/2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Anders Bettum, Senior Curator at the Oslo Museum, Director of the Amarna Coffin Project

University of Pennsylvania

Chapter: Pennsylvania
05/19/2018

Saturday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John Gaudet

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

June 2018

06/08/2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Caroline Williams

505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter: Washington, D.C.

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