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.
Art History Student Wins National Award!
Jessica Johnson, M.A. student in Art History, received the award for the Best Graduate Student Poster at the annual conference of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) held in Atlanta, GA in April. Jessica competed against masters and doctoral students from Egyptology programs across the United States. Her poster topic, which is also the subject of her M.A. thesis, focused on the relationship between minor demons in the Book of the Dead known as gate guardians and Ammit (the part crocodile, lion, hippopotamus demon named "The Devourer") in the "Weighing of the Heart" scene. Congratulations, Jess!
Art History Students Win University of Memphis Award!We are proud to announce the success of our students at the University of Memphis Annual Student Research Forum. Second-year masters students Carolina Quintana and Jessica Johnson presented a poster on their research on an ancestor bust amulet from the IEAA's ancient Egyptian collection. They were awarded first place in the Fine and Liberal Arts division.
ARCE and the University of Memphis Research Forum accept poster proposals every year, so we hope to make the successes of our students and the department a tradition!
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 2016
For more information about these events visit the IEAA Events page, or select highlighted text in one of the events below.
- Eleventh Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture
Dr. Renée Friedman, Director of the Hierakonpolis Expedition in Egypt and Heagy research curator of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum in London, will present this fall's Murnane Memorial Lecture
Join us on the evening of November 10, 2016 in the Art and Communication Bldg, room 310, University of Memphis.
- Special lecture on ancient Egyptian demons
Dr. Rita Lucarelli, assistant professor of Egyptology at the University of California, Berkeley will discuss her recent research on ancient Egyptian demonology.
Join us on Thursday evening, October 27, 2016 in the Art and Communication Bldg, room 310, University of Memphis.