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IEAA Events - Spring 2020

 

The Egyptian Gallery is OPEN!

The Art Museum, including the Egyptian Gallery, will temporarily close from March 2 through 20, 2020.


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-guided tour.


Events for Spring 2020

EGSA logoEgyptology Graduate Student Association Student Research Colloquium 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Lectures from 12:30  - 4:00 p.m.

Shelby Room (room 342), University Center, University of Memphis

 

The Egyptology Graduate Student Association, an official University of Memphis Student Organization, is organizing a student research colloquium. Graduate students in the History and Art History programs will give papers and poster presentations highlighting their current Egyptological research. Light refreshments will be served.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Patricia Podzorski, IEAA curator of Egyptian Art.

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

Pay parking ($3/hr.) is available in the adjacent Zach Curlin Garage.


Fred Albertson

A Celebration Lecture and Reception for the Retirement of Dr. Fred Albertson

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Public Lecture by Dr. Fred Albertson

Lecture: 7:00 p.m.

Reception: 6:15 p.m.

Location: Fountain View Suite, University Center room 305

 

Dr. Albertson will present "Palmyra: A History of Destruction and Reformulation" in celebration of his upcoming retirement.

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

Pay parking ($3/hr.) is available in the adjacent Zach Curlin Garage.


AnubisAncient Egypt Family Day


Join us Saturday, April 18, for our fun and free public event for families with kids 5 - 10 years old!

Check the Ancient Egypt Family Day page for more information.

 


Seventeenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Public Lecture by Dr. Heba Abd el-Salam

Lecture: 7:00 p.m.

Reception: 6:15 p.m.

Location: To be Announced

Dr. Heba Abd el-Salam, who received her PhD in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University, will present a lecture on her work to develop and implement new approaches for preserving Egypt's cultural heritage in Minya, Egypt. She will discuss ways to foster community engagement in order to better connect local community stakeholders with their museums and heritage sites. As part of her efforts, non-traditional approaches to interpretation of museum and other heritage resources are explored.

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

Pay parking ($3/hr.) is available in the adjacent Zach Curlin Garage.