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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.

The Art Museum & Egyptian Gallery will be temporarily closed May 9 - 20, 2016.


Josh RobersonWelcome Dr. Joshua Roberson!
Dr. Roberson joins the Art Department as assistant professor of Art History teaching ancient Egyptian language courses to graduate students in the Art and History departments, and senior undergraduates in the newly approved BA concentration in Egyptian art in the Art History program.

Dr. Roberson (PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania) comes to us from Camden County College in New Jersey. He is also a consulting scholar for the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and an active member of several on-going archeological projects in Egypt. He is the author of numerous works on ancient Egyptian religious texts, including The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Earth and The Awakening of Osiris and the Transit of the Solar Barques.

For more information about Dr. Roberson, click here.


Offering figureDepartment of Art has new undergraduate Art History concentration in Egyptian Art.

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.

 For information about the undergraduate concentration in Egyptian Art, click here.


Events and Programs for Spring 2016

For more information about these events visit the IEAA Events page, or select highlighted text in one of the events below.

    • Thirteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture
      Dr. Stephen Vinson, Associate Professor Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Indiana University, Bloomington will present a free public lecture on "The 'First Tale of Setne Khaemwas' and the African-American Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1939-1988."
    • Join us on the evening of March 15, 2016 in the Michael D. Rose Theatre south lobby (room 115), University of Memphis

    • Egyptology Graduate Student Association Presents
      Dr. Liz Cummins, received her doctorate from Emory University in Art History, focusing in ancient Egypt in 2013. The EGSA will host a reception after Dr. Cummins presents a free public lecture entitled "Sex in Ancient Egypt."
      This exciting event will be on the evening of March 18, 2016 in the Fountain View Suite (Rm 350), University Center, University of Memphis.
      Sponsored by the Student Event Allocation Committee

    • Special Lecture on Ancient Egyptian Religion
      Dr. James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity International University (Deerfield, Illinois) will present a free public lecture on "Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism in Ancient Egypt."
      A free public reception (6:30 pm in the lobby of Mitchell Hall ) will precede the lecture (7:00 pm in Mitchell Auditorium).
      Join on the evening of Friday, April 8, 2015, in Mitchell Hall on the main campus of the University of Memphis.