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IEAA News and Information

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is a component of the Department of Art at The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). The IEAA is dedicated to the study of the art, history and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education.


The Egyptian Gallery is currently OPEN.

The Art Museum will be closed for renovations starting 21 September 2015 and reopening early spring 2016.

 


Josh RobersonWelcome Dr. Joshua Roberson!
Dr. Roberson joins the Art Department as assistant professor of Art History teaching ancient Egyptian language courses to graduate students in the Art and History departments, and senior undergraduates in the newly approved BA concentration in Egyptian art in the Art History program.


Dr. Roberson (PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania) comes to us from Camden County College in New Jersey. He is also a consulting scholar for the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and an active member of several on-going archeological projects in Egypt. He is the author of numerous works on ancient Egyptian religious texts, including The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Earth and The Awakening of Osiris and the Transit of the Solar Barques.

For more information about Dr. Roberson, click here.

  

Offering figureDepartment of Art has new undergraduate Art History concentration for Ancient Egypt

The new concentration gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, focusing primarily on its art, language and literature. The University of Memphis is one of only a handful of U.S. universities with undergraduate degree programs in Egyptology.

 For information about the undergraduate concentration in Egyptian Art, click here.

 

Events and Programs for Fall 2015

For more information about these events visit the IEAA Events page, or select highlighted text in one of the events below.

    • Tenth Annual Professor William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture
      Dr. Thomas Schneider, Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia, will present this fall's Murnane Memorial Lecture
      Coming in November 2015 (specific date and time to be determined)

    • Thirteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture
      Dr. Steven Vinson, Associate Professor Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Indiana University, Bloomington
      Coming in Spring 2016 (specific date and time to be determined)