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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.

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Udjat eyeEgyptology 101!  
2017 Summer Reading Series at Germantown Community Library. 

Did you ever want to learn about how to read like an Ancient Egyptian or how to make a mummy? 

Presenters from the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis are giving a series of programs and lectures this summer at the Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Rd. Pre-registration is required for some events. The full list of events is attached here.


Yegegi shrine by IEAA on Sketchfab

Virtual Exhibition of Egyptian Artifacts in 3D!

Dr. Joshua Roberson, assistant professor of Art History, is working on a project to develop new skills and techniques for creating three dimensional (3D) images for research and teaching. He is compiling a pilot sample using artifacts in the IEAA collection. The images can be manipulated by the viewer to see all sides of an object. Click the arrow to the left now!

To see six more 3D images of IEAA antiquities, visit Dr. Roberson's page on Sketchfab.


Udjat eyeEgyptology Students Win University of Memphis Awards!

Daniel Smith, PhD student in History, was awarded first place at the University of Memphis Annual Student Research Forum (Graduate Liberal and Fine Arts division). This is no small accomplishment, as his presentation was on the Coptic language and its grammar!
Catherine Knowles, BA student minoring in Art History, took first place in the Undergraduate Liberal and Fine Arts division of the Student Research Forum. Her research is on the process of decorating the tomb of Horemheb.
Congratulations Daniel and Cat!


Offering figureDepartment of Art has new undergraduate Art History concentration in Egyptian Art.

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 Spring 2017

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

    • The Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the IEAA Present
      Erika Feleg, M.A., Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, University of Memphis will present - Reconstructing Eternity: Recent Epigraphic Findings in the Forecourt of Ramesses II at Luxor Temple (Egypt)
      Join us Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Art & Communication Bldg. (room 310), University of Memphis. Light refreshments will precede the lecture.

    • Fourteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture
      Dr. David Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present this spring's Legacy of Egypt Lecture - The Legacy of Tutankhamun.
      Join us on Thursday evening February 2, 2017 in the Fountain View suite (room 350), University Center, University of Memphis. A free public reception will precede the lecture.

    • Egyptology Graduate Student Association, the IEAA and the Department of History Present
      Dr. Gay Robins, professor of Egyptology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia will present - Memory and Identity at the Elite Tombs of Amarna
      Join us on Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 in the UC Theater (room 145), University Center, University of Memphis. A free public reception will precede the lecture

    • Ancient Egypt Family Day
      Join us for the fun and free public event from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2016!