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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Fwd: eEvent Lecture University of Memphis

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Dear EEO/SC participant, Dr. Lorelei Corcoran has given us a new way to continue lectures.  Attached is the first in what I hope will be a series.  Dr. Lorelei recorded her speaker on YOU TUBE and you can listen to the talk by hitting the connection below.
In about 2 weeks we will have Dr. Ray Johnson from Chicago House on YOU TUBE.  He is going to be Dr. Corcoran's guest for the Dr. Bill Murnane lecture series this year.
Let me know what you think of the idea to continue this way.

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From: Lorelei H Corcoran (lcorcorn) <>
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Subject: FW: eEvent Lecture University of Memphis
Just click the blue link below and the lecture will open.
eEvent – The University of Memphis
Please join us on YouTube, this Friday evening, October 23rd, starting at 7:00 p.m. CST for a lecture by Dr. Kevin Johnson. 
The Fourth Annual Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology Alumnae/Alumni Lecture:
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The lecture will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST.
Logon the event here:
This lecture will remain on YouTube after its premiere so that you may enjoy it at your leisure.
 Kevin Johnson, PhD, Chair of the History, Global & Political Studies Department and Associate Professor of History at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, received both his PhD from the Department of History and his MA in Art History, Egyptian Art and Archaeology concentration, from the University of Memphis. He will update us on his research on the limestone sarcophagus of Menna, a mayor of the ancient city of Herakleopolis Magna during the New Kingdom. Stone sarcophagi, while the norm for royalty, are rare for officials, especially those who held office in provincial Egypt. The sarcophagus was found in the 1920s by Guy Brunton, but tomb robbers cut it up shortly after its discovery and sold the pieces on the antiquities market. Over the years, these pieces have found their way into public and private collections in the U.S. (including Memphis!) and in England. During the last few decades, a majority of the decorated and inscribed panel pieces have been located, and although their disparate locations do not allow for a physical reassembly, a virtual reassembly of the coffin can be undertaken. With this reconstruction, a proper iconographical and textual study can be presented, and a few important details can be revealed, not only specifically about the coffin's owner, but also about non-royal stone sarcophagi of this period in general. 
Dr. Johnson's research  centers on the late 19th and early 20th dynasties, a pivotal point in Egyptian history. Within the context of this period, he has addressed the global issues of legitimacy, the political machinations of figures behind the throne, and problems of succession and transition of power. Dr. Johnson teaches a study abroad class in Egypt each January and has participated in an archaeological season for the University of Arizona at the mortuary temple of one of Egypt's few female rulers, Tausret.

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