The Official Publication of the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt
Present the Lecture
Digging Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Mines
Dr. Kate Liszka
California State University, San Bernardino
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3 PM
20 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
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About Sunday's lecture:
About Dr. Kate Liszka:
Kate Liszka is the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology and an Associate Professor of History at California State University, San Bernardino. She received her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, she was a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. Her research for the last decade has focused on interactions between Nubians and Egyptians and on interactions between Nubians with the Egyptian government. Kate also directs an archaeological project in Egypt at Wadi el-Hudi. This is a series of sites in the Eastern Desert where the Egyptian government sent large expeditions to procure amethyst during the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1750 BCE) and the Roman Period (1st – 4th cent. CE). Her team is examining the organization of large-scale mining operations, as well as the role of individuals and the role of foreigners in those expeditions.
From the President:
Thank you, longtime members Bob and Betty Bussey, for underwriting Dr. Galina Belova's NorCal leg of her ARCE speaking tour. It's the latest of many instances of support that the Busseys have given the chapter, and the board is very grateful. Bob and Betty also joined members Al and Barbara Berens in showing Dr. Belova and her husband, Edward, around Wine Country after her talk.
Thanks also to the many volunteers who helped make Jacqueline Thurston's Oct. 5 gallery talk at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology a success. Kim Sanders, Helen Pearlstein and UC Berkeley Egyptology students Matthew Whealton, Jessica Johnson, Marilyn Violas, Caroline Gruber and Jason Silvestri were among those helping. Thanks as well to PAHMA Director Ben Porter and to Professor Rita Lucarelli for making it all happen. If you liked the made-in-Berkeley vegan and gluten-free cookies, and I think you did because they disappeared rapidly, check out babsisviennesetreats.com.
Holiday doings in December
Our Dec. 8 meeting is when our chapter will disburse our second annual $1,500 Eugene Cruz-Uribe Memorial Student Grant. It's one of two that ARCE Northern California gives to deserving students each year to help them pursue study-related travel or research, to help mount an exhibition, or pursue other study-related work. The grant is open to undergrads or graduate students in or from Northern California whose degree studies incorporate Egyptian anthropology, archaeology, art, history, museum studies or language, or Coptic or Arabic studies in any period. Send applications to ARCENorCal@gmail.com.
Traditionally, we also have a holiday celebration at our December meeting. This year's event is still evolving, but it might very well include Egyptian-themed snacks, books for sale or silent auction, and crafts by our talented members for sale to benefit the chapter.
Life, health, strength,
President, ARCE Northern California
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Vice President: Sara Everitt
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The Chapter's email address is ARCENorCal@gmail.com.
All lectures below are Sunday at 3 p.m. in Room 20 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley.
November 10, 2019
Digging Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Mines
Dr. Kate Liszka, California State University, San Bernardino
December 8, 2019
A Tale of Two Crocodiles: Object Lessons from the Faiyum
Dr. Emily Cole, University of California, Berkeley
January 12, 2020
Man Vs. Wild? Rethinking the Interpretation of Human and Animal Representation in Ancient Egyptian Art
Dr. Jennifer Babcock, Pratt Institute
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