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 OPEN.
The mummies are back! Reinstallation is in progress, but many wonderful things are again on view.
The IEAA is pleased to present the second in its new series of annual lectures featuring the work of emerging scholars who began their Egyptological studies here at the University of Memphis. The "Alumni Lectures" celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates by bringing them back to the bluff city and allowing them to share their cutting edge work with the Memphis community. Please join us in September for our first annual Alumni Lecture!
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.
Art History Student Wins University of Memphis Award!
Alexandria Salisbury, M.A. student in Art History, was awarded first place at the
University of Memphis Annual Student Research Forum (Graduate Liberal and Fine Arts
division). Her presentation was based on her thesis entitled, "Behind Every Man Is
a Strong Woman: Representations of Sexuality in Old Kingdom Non-Royal Dyads."
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 2018
For more information about these events visit the IEAA Events page, or select highlighted text in one of the events below.
- Second Annual "Alumni" Lecture
Dr. Sarah Schellinger, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the San Antonio Museum of Art will discuss her recent research on animal mummies in the SAMA collection.
Join us the evening of Thursday, September 27, 2018, on the University of Memphis main campus, in 310 Art & Communication Bldg. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 6:15 p.m. Both are Free and open to the Public!
- Lecture on Ancient Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture
Dr. Geoffrey Killen, specialist in ancient Egyptian woodworking, will present an illustrated lecture on the ancient Egyptian woodworkers' tools, techniques, and products.
Join us the evening of Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on the University of Memphis main campus, University Center, Fountain View Suite (room 350). Lecture at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 6:15 p.m. Both are Free and open to the Public!
- Thirteenth Annual "William J. Murnane Memorial" Lecture
Dr. Alain Zivie, Director of the French Archaeological Mission of the Bubasteion at Sakkara, will discuss his discovery of the tomb of Aper-el, a vizier of the pharaohs Amonhotep III and Akhenaton.
Join us the evening of Thursday, October 25, 2018 on the University of Memphis main campus, in 310 Art & Communication Bldg. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 6:15 p.m. Both are Free and open to the Public!