Past Online Events
Fourth Annual IEAA Alumnae/Alumni Lecture
"Gathering the Pieces: An Iconographic Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of a New Kingdom Non-Royal Sarcophagus" by Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the History, Global & Political Studies Department and Associate Professor of History at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Dr. Johnson received his PhD from the Department of History at the University of Memphis in 2012 and his MA in Art History, Egyptian Art and Archaeology concentration, from the same institution. Dr. Johnson will update us on his research piecing together the scattered fragments of the impressive limestone sarcophagus of Menna, mayor of Herakleopolis Magna (ancient Nen-neswt, also Hut-nen-neswt) in the New Kingdom. Two of the panels from this coffin are in the Egyptian collection of the University of Memphis.
Fifteenth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture
"Tutankhamun's Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes" by Dr. W. Raymond Johnson, Director of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and an internationally known and respected Egyptologist. In recent years, new archaeological material has emerged that sheds light on the significance of Tutankhamun's reign and enriches our knowledge of his life, the luxurious court in which he lived, his extraordinary building activities, and the circumstances of his death. In his presentation, entitled "Tutankhamun's Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes," Dr. Johnson will examine some of these new discoveries from Thebes and share stories with us about that golden moment in Egyptian history.