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 closed.
The Art Museum & Egyptian Gallery is closed for renovations and will reopen early spring 2016.
Welcome 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.
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.
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
Join us on the evening of November 17, 2015 (location 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)