College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
IEAA Events - Fall 2014

  • Ninth Annual William J. Murnane Lecture - Dr. Richard Jasnow, October 2014
  • "Featured Creatures, Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art" - Fall 2014
  • EGSA Sponsored Lecture - Dr. Anna Boozer, October 24, 2014
  • Ancient Egypt Family Day - Spring 2015

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, as part of its mandate as a Tennessee Center of Excellence, presents programs and educational events for the public. The IEAA brings world-renowned Egyptologists to the Mid-South for lectures and symposia. In addition, educational events are offered to schoolchildren and their families. Occasionally, the Institute also sponsors educational tours to Egypt.

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology provides trained graduate student docents for groups wishing a guided tour of the ancient Egyptian and African ethnographic exhibitions in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. In addition, the Art Museum and the IEAA are sometimes able to provide guided tours of the Contemporary exhibitions at the Art Museum.

To schedule a tour, contact the Art Museum at (901) 678-2224.

Note: All groups are required to contact the Art Museum in advance and are strongly encouraged to schedule a docent tour guide.

Events for Fall 2014


Photo: Sue Lezon

Ninth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture

"Writing on the Wall (and Cliffs): Recording Ancient Egyptian Graffiti in Western Thebes."

A Public Lecture by Dr. Richard Jasnow

October 10, 2014

Lecture: 7:00 pm

Reception: 6:30 pm

Location: Fountain View Suite (room 350)
                University Center, University of Memphis

Richard Jasnow, PhD,
 Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at John Hopkins University will be presenting a lecture on ancient graffiti in Thebes.

This free public event will take place on the campus of the University of Memphis.

For additional information about this event, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Jasnow and his work, visit his page web site at




Egyptology Graduate Student Association Sponsored Lecture

"Archaeology of Imperial Borderlands: A View from Roman Egypt and Sudan"

 A Public Lecture by Dr. Anna Boozer

Friday, October 24, 2015

Lecture: 7:00 pm
Reception: 6:00 pm

Location: Fountain View Suite (room 350) 
                University Center, University of Memphis   

Join us on the evening of October 24, 2014, when Dr. Anna Boozer,Assistant Professor of Roman Mediterranean Archaeology at Baruch College, City University of New York will presenting her current work on the excavation of the Roman city of Amheida in Egypt's Dakhieh Oasis. 

This free public event will take place on the campus of the University of Memphis.

For more information about the lecture, contact the EGSA at




"Featured Creatures: Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art."


On display in the Egyptian Gallery at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis


Now through November 26th, 2014

Click here for more information about "Featured Creatures."




Family Day at the Egyptian Institute

Coming in Spring 2015

Treat the family to fun-filled activities inspired by Ancient Egypt at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

Join us in Spring 2015.






Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology 
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The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3140

Phone: (901) 678-2555
FAX: (901) 678-273

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