Virtual Chapter Series
An ARCE Member Exclusive
We are very pleased to bring you ARCE's latest virtual initiative, in partnership with our North American Chapters. Our new virtual Chapter lecture series is exclusively available to ARCE members and will run until June 27, 2020, with online lectures taking place every Saturday.
The next lecture is co-sponsored by the Washington D.C. and Georgia Chapters and will feature Leslie Ann Warden. For more information and to register, click here.
Registration closes at 3:00 pm ET on Thursday, June 18, 2020*
*You must register separately for each lecture you wish to attend
About the Lecture:
Evidence for Egyptian beer making is limited and, sadly, pharaonic Egyptians provide us no
recipes. But the archaeological record provides evidence in abundance: coarse ware mixing and
brewing vessels, beer jars lined in mud, actual malted grains, and even yeast. What do these
elements combine to make and enable? What are their limitations? And the ultimate question:
was the beer drinkable by modern standards? Trial brewing on Elephantine island and in
Roanoke College virtual classrooms (read: students' kitchens) provides us some idea.
About the Speaker:
Leslie Anne Warden is Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Roanoke College;
Director of the Kom el-Hisn Provincialism Project; Head of Ceramics Group for the Realities of
Life Project at Elephantine Island. She is interested in understanding Egyptian society outside of
the realms of the royal house or the elite.
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