The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend an online lecture by Dr. Aaron A. Burke, UCLA:
Ramesside Jaffa and the Decline of Egyptian Control in Canaan
Online Pre-recorded Lecture With Live Q&A to Follow
(Details for accessing the lecture will be provided shortly)
When: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 1:30 PM
Aaron A. Burke is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and the Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He is also a faculty member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, where he also serves as editor-in-chief of the Cotsen Press. He received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from The Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago in 2004.
From 2011 to 2014, as director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, he conducted excavations of a New Kingdom Egyptian fortress in Jaffa, Israel that were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2017, expanding upon his research in Jaffa, he inaugurated Turning Points, an initiative aimed at exploring the broad context of the transition between the Late Bronze Age and early Iron Age, ca. 1200–1000 B.C. in the southern Levant.In addition to his monograph, "Walled Up to Heaven": The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant (Eisenbrauns, 2008), he has written extensively on warfare and society in the Bronze and Iron ages, and has co-edited three volumes resulting from directing archaeological work in Jaffa. His interests include the archaeology of Ancient Israel, warfare, and identity negotiations and cultural transformations in the Bronze and Iron Ages in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean with particular attention to the archaeology of forced migration and the identification of ensuing cultural changes. He has excavated in Israel, Turkey, and Egypt.