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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Reminder: Egyptology Lecture This Sunday by Dr. Aidan Dodson - Afterglow of Empire: The 3rd Intermediate Period

> NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE: Lectures will be in the Near Eastern Studies Lounge, Room 254 Barrows Hall,
> until further notice.
> The Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt; the Department of Near
> Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, are sponsoring
> the following lecture:
> "Afterglow of Empire: The Third Intermediate Period"
> By Dr. Aidan Dodson
> The University of Bristol
> LECTURE: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015
> LOCATION: Barrows Hall, Near Eastern Studies Lounge, Room 254, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC
> Berkeley
> No charge, donations are welcomed.
> About the Lecture: During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC,
> the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of
> internal crises and external pressures. Dr Aidan Dodson will this afternoon give an overview of
> what is known and not known about the period and its monuments, highlighting some of the most
> interesting (and problematic!) issues of the time.
> About the Lecturer (From the University of Bristol website): Dr Aidan Dodson was born in London in
> 1962, and educated at Langley Grammar School, Berkshire (1975-81), Collingwood College, University
> of Durham, (1981-82), the University of Liverpool (1982-85) and Christ's College, University of
> Cambridge (1985-6). Holder of the Royal Institution Scholarship at Liverpool from 1983-5, he was
> awarded a BA (Hons) in Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in 1985, an MPhil in Museum
> Practice and Archaeology in 1986 and a PhD in Egyptology in 1995. He was appointed to a Visiting
> Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at Bristol in 1996, and became a Research Fellow in
> the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in 2005, teaching extramural courses during
> 1996-1999, and undergraduate and postgraduate units from 1997 onwards as Unit Tutor for
> Egyptology. He became a Senior Research Fellow in 2009. For the Spring semester of 2013 he was
> William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.
> Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in September 2003, in December 2011 he
> was elected Chairman of the Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society, and is a Contributing
> Editor of the Kmt: a Modern Journal of Egyptology, as well as Chairman of the Egypt Society of
> Bristol, and is the author of twelve books and over two hundred papers, articles and reviews.
> -----
> For more information go to or send email to Chapter
> President Al Berens at
> -----
> Glenn Meyer
> Publicity Director, Northern California Chapter
> American Research Center in Egypt

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