IEAA Events - Spring 2019

  • Egyptology Graduate Student Association sponsored Lecture, Dr. Katja Goebs - February 7, 2019  
  • Ancient Egypt Family Day - February 16, 2019
  • Sixteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture, Dr. Lawrence Berman - February 28, 2019  

The Egyptian Gallery is OPEN.


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 2019 

Katja GoebsThe Egyptology Graduate Student Association of the University of Memphis presents

"Magic, Medicine, Metaphor - Some Lesser-known Uses of Egyptian Myth."

A Public Lecture by Dr. Katja Goebs

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:15 p.m.

Location: University Center, Bluff Room (room 304)

Katja Goebs, PhD, is Associate Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, Canada. She received her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Oxford. Her research focuses primarily on the history of Egyptian religion and the institution of the kingship as well as the interface between the two (i.e. "myths" of kingship, the shared iconography of gods and kings, etc.).

Her work is often interdisciplinary, adducing parallels from neighboring or other cultures, as well as applying models and methods from disciplines such as anthropology or psychology to the ancient Egyptian evidence. Current projects include the collection of evidence for "Divine Light" in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as the relationship between Egyptian text and image as expressed in metaphorical language. She is a Trustee of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Canada), a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (JSSEA). She publishes in both English and German; her monograph entitled Crowns in early Egyptian Funerary Literature: Royalty, Rebirth, Destruction, was published by the Griffith Institute at Oxford University.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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.


AnnubisFamily Day at the Egyptian Institute

Coming in February 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Join us at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION! (English) (Español)

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

Pay parking ($3/hr.) is available in the adjacent Innovation Drive garage.


Lawrence BermanSixteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

"The Priest, the Prince and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture."

A Public Lecture by Dr. Lawrence M. Berman

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:15 p.m.

Location: Michael D. Rose Theatre, South Lobby (room 115)

 Lawrence M. Berman, PhD, is Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dr. Berman received his Ph.D. in Egyptology from Yale University. Before joining the staff of the MFA in 1999, he was Curator of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Dr. Berman will be speaking on one of the treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—a small head of an old man, broken off from a statue and carved from a grey-green hard stone known as graywacke. Referred to as the "Green Head," this masterful portrait of a shaven-headed Egyptian priest has a remarkable modern history. The successive stages of that history and the colorful individuals involved offer a fascinating glimpse into the reception of Egyptian art in the modern era.

Dr. Berman has taught at Yale, Case Western Reserve University, and Harvard University. From 2005-2009, he took part in the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. He is a frequent lecturer and the author of numerous books and scholarly articles. His most recent book is Unearthing Ancient Nubia: Photographs from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition.

This lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology in cooperation with the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

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.