OPEN ACCESS LECTURE BY STUART TYSON SMITH
Time: March 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET/ 8:00 PM EET
Lecture Topic: "Backwater Puritans?" Racism, Egyptological Stereotypes and the Intersection of Local and International at Kushite Tombos"
Egyptological and more popular perceptions of Nubia and the Kushite Dynasty (c. 747- 654 BCE) have framed Kush as a periphery to civilized Egypt, unsophisticated interlopers in Egypt and the broader Mediterranean world during the first millennium. Depictions of Nubians from earlier periods of Egyptian history, like Tutankhamen's painted box, reinforced these ideas of Nubian inferiority compared to Egypt and the Near East. But to what extent was Nubia a "backwater" to Egypt? For the Persians, depictions of Nubians and other foreigners presenting gifts at Persepolis represent the diversity of the empire paying homage to the Persian king as an all-lord. Archaeological evidence supports the more cosmopolitan Persian view of Kush against older racist Egyptological stereotypes of "barbaric" Nubians. For more information and to register, click here.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE LECTURE BY MOHAMED ISMAIL KHALED
Time: March 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM EET
Lecture Topic: "Changing Old Paradigms: New Evidence from the Pyramid Complex of Sahura at Abusir."
In 2017, the Egyptian mission removed the debris from Borchardt's excavation at the uppermost end of the northern side of the causeway, revealing the first settlement to be discovered around the pyramid complex of Sahura dated to the first millennium. The excavation continued in 2019 revealing new 4 blocks with polychrome reliefs. With the generous financial support of the Archaeological Endowment Fund (AEF) the work inside the pyramid of Sahura was undertaken. The work concentrated on cleaning the interior rooms as well as consolidating and restoring the pyramid substructure in order to prevent further collapse and to protect the pyramid. New evidence came to light that changed completely our understanding of the interior design of the pyramid and opened a new era of the history of the pyramid's exploration. For more information and to register, click here.
OPEN ACCESS LECTURE BY NICHOLAS MANGIALARDI AND HARFOUSH JAZZ BAND
Time: March 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM EET
Lecture Topic: "Zikra: Remembering 'Abd al-Halim Hafiz"
By the end of his career, 'Abd al-Halim Hafiz was the most popular singer in Egypt. Radio stations received unprecedented numbers of requests of his songs, and he earned more money for his concerts than any other performer of the day. His cassette sales were similarly unmatched. Nor was Halim's impact limited to the music sphere. As a pop celebrity, he shaped the everyday lives of Egyptians, from the way they dressed and styled their hair to where they spent their wedding night. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Nicholas Mangialardi on the singer's musical legacy followed by a live performance of 'Abd al-Halim hits by Egyptian jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush and his band. For more information and to register, click here.
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