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Thursday, April 21, 2016

AIA: Stanford welcomes Prof. Anne Austin

Prof. Anne Austin

Raubitschek Memorial Lecture:
"Embodying the Goddess: Revealing the Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt"

Professor Austin will be joining our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, May 20 at 8:00pm, Packard Bldg., Room 101
Reception to follow.
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Anne Austin is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2014-16. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard University, and she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Archaeology program at UCLA. Her research combines the fields of osteology and Egyptology in order to document medicine and disease in the past. Specifically, she uses data from the human remains and daily life texts of the ancient Egyptian village of Deir el-Medina to reconstruct ancient Egyptian health care networks and identify the diseases and illnesses people experienced in the past. Anne Austin teaches Medicine and Disease in the Ancient World and Egyptomania! The Allure of Ancient Egypt Over the Past 3,500 Years.

For more information on Professor Austin:

Professor Austin's University site, Stanford University

Professor Austin's personal site

Article: "Stanford archaeologist leads the first detailed study of human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Deir el-Medina"

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