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e-Newsletter for February 2013

posted Feb 13, 2013, 7:14 PM by ARCE Northwest   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 8:05 PM ]

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Lectures ]-
 
"Egyptology under the Nazis"
Dr. Thomas Schneider

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 7:00PM
Gowen Hall 201, UW Campus – Seattle

FREE and OPEN to the Public

A Lecture by the American Research Center in Egypt – Northwest Chapter
Co-sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

The history of Egyptology in the Third Reich has never been the subject of academic analysis. Shortly after World War II, Georg Steindorff, who had fled the Nazis, wrote a letter to his University of Chicago colleague John Wilson incriminating some former colleagues in Germany and exonerating others. This lecture draws on new research in Germany to set Steindorff’s remarkable letter in context. How did Nazis justify the study of the “non-Aryan” civilization of ancient Egypt, and what were the implications of their beliefs and policies for the discipline in Germany and at the German Archaeological Institute in Egypt, which Hermann Junker directed?

 

Thomas Schneider is Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia. He studied Egyptology at Zurich, Basel, and Paris and took his PhD from the University of Basel in 1990. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Egyptian History, Near Eastern Archaeology and of the series Culture and History of the Ancient Near East.


 

"Egypt at a Turning Point: The Impact of the 2011 Revolution on Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities"
Dr. Donald Malcolm Reid

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 7:00PM
Location TBA, UW Campus – Seattle

 

“Giovanni Belzoni: a Giant of Early Egyptology”
Dr. Donald P. Ryan, Division of Humanities, Pacific Lutheran University
Thursday, April 11th 2013, 7:00PM
Location TBA, UW Campus – Seattle




-[ Other Local Events ]-


"Do the Stars in Heaven Speak?"
Fatemeh Keshavarz

Saturday, March 9, 2013 @ 7:00PM
210 Kane Hall, UW Campus - Seattle

The lecture will explore classical Persian poetry, not as an exotic work of art, but as a creative mode of engaging life’s daily challenges. Using examples from Rumi’s dynamic and down to earth poetry, the lecture presents his work as an imaginative struggle with simple questions of life while emphasizing the ideal of listening to one’s inner voice. This promise of infusing the daily strife with deeper meaning is at the heart of Rumi’s popularity in the 21st century.

UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
 
"Hero's Choice: The Historical Context for the Cocks and Hens Relief from Xanthos"
Jennifer Tobin, University of Illinois, Chicago
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
210 Kane Hall, UW Campus

Seattle An Archaeological Institute of America Seattle Chapter Lecture
https://sites.google.com/site/seatlaia/



 

-[ Objects of Interest ]-

"The Explorations of Frédéric Cailliaud"
Andrew Bednarski and W. Benson Harer, Jr.


A new article in Saudi Aramco World, January/February 2013

When he returned to his native France in 1822, a hero’s welcome awaited Frédéric Cailliaud. Over the preceding seven years, his accomplishments as an explorer and scientist in Egypt had won him admiration both among his fellow scholars and in the popular press. He had rediscovered Roman-era emerald mines. He had braved intrigue, rebellion and the elements to become one of the first Europeans to explore both the Eastern and Western Deserts. His crowning discovery, on the heels of an Egyptian invasion of Sudan, had come when he ventured south to the present-day border of Sudan and Ethiopia and rediscovered Meroë, the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Kush. In addition, Cailliaud compiled the most important collection of archeological and ethnographic artifacts to reach France in the century between Napoleon’s invasion in 1798 and Auguste Mariette’s excavations in Saqqara in the late 1800’s...

Read more:
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/201301/the.explorations.of.fr.d.ric.cailliaud.htm


 

"Recollections of an Egyptian Princess" Ellen Chennells (Author), Brian Hunt (Introduction)

Edited and introduced by one of ARCE Northwest's members, Brain Hunt!

Immerse yourself in the Victorian world of an Egyptian harem as Ellen Chennells reveals the true story of the inner life of the royal house as no one had before and no one has since. Engaged as governess to Egyptian Princess Zeyneb in 1872, Chennells' vibrant curiosity and keen powers of observation made her the perfect correspondent. With wit and eloquence she tells the fascinating story of her five years working for the ruler of Egypt during one of its most interesting modern periods. Chennells spares no details in relating the opulence of the royal palaces, fantastic festivals and weddings, trips to the pyramids, up the Nile, and summers in Constantinople.

http://www.amazon.com/Recollections-Egyptian-Princess-ebook/dp/B00AY8B6J2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360263461&sr=1-1&keywords=Recollections+of+an+Egyptian+Princess+[Kindle+Edition]


 

Theban Mapping Project Library - Donations Accepted

Kent Weeks with the Theban Mapping Project Library has let us know that they are accepting donations with which to buy Arabic-language books for children and young people.  They are particularly anxious to get books on history, archaeology, natural history, and art.  They also are trying to build a collection of graded English language books for young learners.  They have books for young women, including prenatal care, health, diet, etc, which are proving very popular.   (Women and girls regularly get left out in the Egyptian educational system, so here we truly fill a gap!)  They have two trained children's librarians, one British, one American, who are working with them (there are no trained Egyptian librarians since there are no courses offered in any university in Egypt!).  They regularly add to their adult Egyptology collection, in Arabic, English, French, and German. 

Any contributions are fully tax-deductible and should be marked "For the Theban Mapping Project Library" and sent to The American university in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, (third floor), New York, NY, 10018.  It is difficult to accept gifts of books because of shipping and customs procedures.

Learn more at: http://luxor-news.blogspot.com/2012/05/theban-mapping-project-library-luxor.html


 

 

-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

 

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview



Thanks for reading! 

 ARCE Northwest

nw.arce@gmail.com

e-Newsletter for January 2013

posted Jan 8, 2013, 1:13 PM by ARCE Northwest

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!


Welcome to 2013!  We are starting off the new year right with two fantastic lectures!

 

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Lectures ]-

 "Female Figurines as Ritual Objects: Recent Evidence from the Mut Precinct at Karnak"
Dr. Elizabeth A. Waraksa, LMU/UCLA


Thursday, January 17th 2013, 7:00PM
Gowen Hall 201, UW Campus - Seattle


FREE and OPEN to the Public

A Lecture by the American Research Center in Egypt – Northwest Chapter
Co-sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

This lecture will present the results of recent research concerning a corpus of ceramic female figurines dating between the New Kingdom and Late Period (ca. 1550-332 BCE) and excavated by the Johns Hopkins expedition to the Precinct of the Goddess Mut at South Karnak. In considering archaeological, art historical, material, and textual evidence, I will suggest that these objects were standardized, mass-produced ritual objects manipulated by magician-physicians in a variety of healing and preventative rites. I will also argue that the red paint remaining on many of the figurines signals that the objects were considered malevolent and thus ultimately needed to be destroyed. This new interpretation of Egyptian ceramic female figurines broadens our understanding of this type of object and brings the figurines out of their typical excavated context of refuse, resituating them in their context of use.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/412448488824386/
Google Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/ARCE-Calendar-Waraksa2013
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/ARCE-Poster-Waraksa2013

A native of New Jersey, Elizabeth A. Waraksa received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 2007. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Loyola Marymount University, and a Lecturer in the Program for the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was previously a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral fellow and Librarian for Middle Eastern Studies. Her publications include a revised version of her dissertation, Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct: Context and Ritual Function, as well as the entry on female figurines of the pharaonic period in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology.

 

  

"Egyptology under the Nazis"
Dr. Thomas Schneider

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 7:00PM
Location TBA, UW Campus – Seattle

 The history of Egyptology in the Third Reich has never been the subject of academic analysis. Shortly after World War II, Georg Steindorff, who had fled the Nazis, wrote a letter to his University of Chicago colleague John Wilson incriminating some former colleagues in Germany and exonerating others. This lecture draws on new research in Germany to set Steindorff’s remarkable letter in context. How did Nazis justify the study of the “non-Aryan” civilization of ancient Egypt, and what were the implications of their beliefs and policies for the discipline in Germany and at the German Archaeological Institute in Egypt, which Hermann Junker directed?

 Thomas Schneider is Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia. He studied Egyptology at Zurich, Basel, and Paris and took his PhD from the University of Basel in 1990. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Egyptian History, Near Eastern Archaeology and of the series Culture and History of the Ancient Near East.

 

-[ Local Events! ]-


"Truly I want to die:" Brides in Ancient Greece and Modern Russia
Olga Levaniouk (UW Classics)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:30pm
210 Kane Hall, UW Campus - Seattle

An  Archaeological Institute of America Seattle Chapter Lecture

The Magnificent Peutinger Map: Roman Cartography at its Most Creative
Richard Talbert (Chapel Hill): 2012-13 AIA Ridgway Lecturer

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
210 Kane Hall, UW Campus - Seattle

For more information the AIA Ridgway Lectures, please visit the website of the Seattle Chapter of the AIA by clicking here.


 -[ Objects of Interest ]-


"The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen"  Howard Carter (Author), Brian Hunt (Editor, Introduction)

Edited and introduced by one of ARCE Northwest's members, Brain Hunt!

Among the hundreds of books written about Egypt and Tutankhamun, you won't find an equal to Howard Carter's own book about his discovery. His great work in many ways remained unfinished. He left us, however, this remarkable document of discovery. The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Tomb-of-Tut-ankh-Amen-ebook/dp/B009QM8M6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356927809&sr=1-1&keywords=tutankhamun+brian



Theban Mapping Project Library - Donations Accepted

Kent Weeks with the Theban Mapping Project Library has let us know that they are accepting donations with which to buy Arabic-language books for children and young people.  They are particularly anxious to get books on history, archaeology, natural history, and art.  They also are trying to build a collection of graded English language books for young learners.  They have books for young women, including prenatal care, health, diet, etc, which are proving very popular.   (Women and girls regularly get left out in the Egyptian educational system, so here we truly fill a gap!)  They have two trained children's librarians, one British, one American, who are working with them (there are no trained Egyptian librarians since there are no courses offered in any university in Egypt!).  They regularly add to their adult Egyptology collection, in Arabic, English, French, and German. 

Any contributions are fully tax-deductible and should be marked "For the Theban Mapping Project Library" and sent to The American university in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, (third floor), New York, NY, 10018.  It is difficult to accept gifts of books because of shipping and customs procedures.


Learn more at: http://luxor-news.blogspot.com/2012/05/theban-mapping-project-library-luxor.html



100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery

December 6, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of finding the statue of Nefertiti. The Neus Museum in Berlin has a Nefertiti exhibition that runs through mid-April to celebrate this event.

http://www.smb.museum/smb/kalender/details.php?objID=29934&datum=07.12.2012+00:00&lang=en



 

-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

 Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

 Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

 

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview



 Thanks for reading! 

 ARCE Northwest

nw.arce@gmail.com

ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for June 2012

posted Jun 11, 2012, 12:37 PM by ARCE Northwest   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 12:41 PM ]

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!

We hope you all are having a lovely summer!  We have one more ARCE NW lecture scheduled for TOMORROW, June 12th (see below), before we take a brief break until this fall.  But don't worry!  We are all hard at work putting together another stellar ARCE NW lecture season for 2012-2013!


We had a great time meeting the members of the Vancouver chapter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA Vancouver) when they came down to Seattle for the opening on the fabulous King Tut exhibit!  (Group photo credit to Beverley Haystead-Ginter)  We are excited about building on this relationship between our two organizations.  If any of you find yourselves in Vancouver, be sure to check to see if they have any exciting lectures or workshops scheduled!
http://sseavancouver.wordpress.com/
 
ARCE NW & Vancouver SSEA Members, Photo credit to Beverley Haystead-Ginter

 

We are now on Twitter!
Due to popular demand, we finally set up our own Twitter account!  Check us out!
http://twitter.com/ARCE_NW


 
 

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Lectures ]-



"The Art of Interior Design for the Afterlife: The Private Tomb of Menna on the West Bank of Luxor"
Dr. Melinda Hartwig


Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00PM
Gowen Hall 201, UW Campus - Seattle


FREE and OPEN to the Public

A Lecture by the American Research Center in Egypt – Northwest Chapter
Co-sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
 
Hartwig


The tomb chapel of Menna (TT 69) is one of the finest painted tombs in Egypt and underwent extensive non-invasive analysis and documentation in a joint ARCE-Georgia State University-USAID project. This talk will focus on the different methods used and their results which relay important information about the tomb owner and the time in which he lived as well as artistic methods, work process, and status materials used in this extraordinary tomb chapel.

Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-HartwigFB-June2012
Google Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-HartwigCalendar2012
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-HartwigEvent-June2012

DR. MELINDA HARTWIG is an Associate Professor of Art History at Georgia State University who specializes in the art and architecture of ancient Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean basin. She received her Ph.D. in Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is currently working on two major books to be published in 2012-2013: The Tomb of Menna (TT 69) in American University in Cairo Press' ARCE Conservation Series; and a textbook for Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford, UK-Cambridge, MA) entitled A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art. Dr. Hartwig is a frequent on-air expert for the National Geographic Channel, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and the BBC.

 

-[ Local Events! ]-

King Tut Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center!

The King Tut exhibit is now open and we are hearing a lot of great things about it!  Have you visited yet?  Share your thoughts and photos with us on our Facebook Page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Research-Center-in-Egypt-ARCE-Northwest-Chapter/193710064009941

You can find out more information about the exhibit here:
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/King-Tut/king-tut-the-exhibition

The Pacific Science Center is also showing two IMAX movies about Ancient Egypt!
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/IMAX-Theaters/Shows/mummies-secrets-of-the-pharaohs
Mysteries of Egypt: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/IMAX-Theaters/Shows/mysteries-of-egypt





-[ Around the Internet ]-

I recently ran across The Giza Archives hosted online by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  It is an excellent resource for all things Giza and "contains photographs and other documentation from the original Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (1904 to 1947), from recent MFA fieldwork, and from other expeditions, museums, and universities around the world".  Well worth checking out!

http://www.gizapyramids.org/code/emuseum.asp




-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




Thanks for reading!

ARCE Northwest

 

http://arce-nw.com

nw.arce@gmail.com

http://tinyurl.com/facebook-page-arcenw

http://twitter.com/ARCE_NW

 

ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for May 2012

posted May 14, 2012, 1:00 PM by ARCE Northwest   [ updated May 14, 2012, 1:02 PM ]

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!

King Tut is almost here!
Learn more about the exhibit opening May 24th at the Pacific Science Center:
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/King-Tut/king-tut-the-exhibition


To celebrate Tut, ARCE-NW and SSEA from Vancouver are having a joint social/dinner May 26th, 5PM at the Pike Place Brewery. Our Vancouver BC counterparts are driving down for the Tut Exhibit. This presents an excellent opportunity to get to know each other better.  Because we will be reserving space for the group, we would like to get a count by May 15th. Please RSVP to KDL888888@aol.com by that date. You can also let us know at Cynthia Smith’s lecture the night of May 15th.


We are now on Twitter!
Due to popular demand, we finally set up our own Twitter account!  Check us out!
http://twitter.com/ARCE_NW



-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Lectures ]-


"Were Egyptian Tomb Stelae the Original Facebook?" an ARCE lecture by Cynthia Smith

Tuesday, May 15th; 7PM
105 Smith Hall - UW Seattle Campus

FREE and OPEN to the Public


Ancient Egyptian stelae served many different purposes:  boundary markers, commemorative monuments and tomb markers.  Tomb stelae first appeared during the 1st Dynasty around 3000 BCE and continued through the Coptic period in the 7th century CE.  The original purpose was the perpetuation of the name of the deceased.  Over time, tomb stelae became much more expressive.  In this lecture we will explore the information these stelae contain and how that information may relate to our modern social networking websites by looking at several examples of stelae.

Cynthia L. Smith received her BS at UCLA, her MBA at Pepperdine University, and her MA in Egyptian Archaeology at University College London.  She has participated in Native American archaeology excavations at various sites in southern California.  Cynthia is a guest lecturer in Egyptian History and Archaeology at Bellevue College and will be teaching a 5-unit Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology course at Bellevue College Fall 2012.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages, University of Washington

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/events/443157589031673/
Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-SmithEvent-May2012
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-SmithCalendar-May2012



"The Art of Interior Design for the Afterlife: The Private Tomb of Menna on the West Bank of Luxor" an ARCE lecture by Melinda Hartwig

Tuesday, June 12th; 7PM
Location TBA

FREE and OPEN to the Public

This lecture is about the tomb chapel of Menna (TT 69), one of the finest painted tombs in Egypt. This tomb chapel underwent extensive non-invasive analysis and documentation in a joint ARCE-Georgia State University-USAID project. This talk will focus on the different methods used and their results which relay important information about the tomb owner and the time in which he lived as well as artistic methods, work process, and status materials used in this extraordinary tomb chapel.


 


-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




Thanks for reading!


ARCE Northwest


http://arce-nw.com

nw.arce@gmail.com

http://tinyurl.com/facebook-page-arcenw

http://twitter.com/ARCE_NW


ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for April 2012

posted Apr 20, 2012, 11:14 AM by ARCE Northwest

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!

Exciting news!  As many of you probably already know, the Pacific Science Center here in Seattle will be hosting a King Tut exhibit this summer.  Living Social is currently has a special deal going on for several more days: 2 Tickets to "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," 2 Audio Tours, and 2 Souvenir Guidebooks ($89); or 2 Tickets, 2 Audio Tours, and Silver Pendant ($115).  We are in no way affiliated with Living Social or this deal, but I just wanted to share this with you as I expect many of you are planning on going!  

You can buy the Deal at:
http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1729-seatlle-citywide/deals/319512-two-tickets-to-king-tut-exhibit-and-more

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-

We are gearing up for King Tut!  Kicking us off is a great lecture next week by our very own Donald Reid.  You simply will not want to miss it!


"Why a Campaign Stop in Seattle? The 20th Century Politics of King Tut

an ARCE NW lecture by Donald Reid

Tuesday, April 24th; 7PM

105 Smith Hall - UW Seattle Campus


FREE and OPEN to the public 

Who owns Antiquity? Howard Carter, digging for Lord Carnarvon in the Valley of the Kings, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922. Coming only months after Great Britain unilaterally declared Egypt independent, the find touched off a battle over control, ownership, and publicity of the find. After forty years of British occupation and sixty-four of French control of the Egyptian Antiquities Service, nationalists seized the occasion to demand both full independence and control of their own archaeological heritage.

The Tut finds stayed in Egypt, but so did the British, until 1956. Decolonization finally cleared the way for Egypt to lend Tutankhamun objects for exhibition abroad. Cold War and post-Cold War geopolitics helped shape the pattern of these exhibitions, which began in Washington, D.C. in 1961, reached the Louvre in 1967, and the British Museum in 1972 for the fiftieth anniversary of the find. Ninety years on, Tut is making a return campaign stop in Seattle. 

Donald Reid is Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at Georgia State University and faculty affiliate of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington. His books include Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I; Cairo University and the Making of Modern Egypt; and Lawyers and Politics in the Arab World, 1880-1960.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages, University of Washington

Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-ReidPoster-April2012
Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-ReidCalendar-April2012
Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-ReidFB-April2012


"Were Egyptian Tomb Stelae the Original Facebook?" an ARCE lecture by Cynthia Smith
Tuesday, May 15th; 7PM
105 Smith Hall - UW Seattle Campus


FREE and OPEN to the Public

Ancient Egyptian stelae served many different purposes:  boundary markers, commemorative monuments and tomb markers.  Tomb stelae first appeared during the 1st Dynasty around 3000 BCE and continued through the Coptic period in the 7th century CE.  The original purpose was the perpetuation of the name of the deceased.  Over time, tomb stelae became much more expressive.  In this lecture we will explore the information these stelae contain and how that information may relate to our modern social networking websites by looking at several examples of stelae.

Cynthia L. Smith received her BS at UCLA, her MBA at Pepperdine University, and her MA in Egyptian Archaeology at University College London.  She has participated in Native American archaeology excavations at various sites in southern California.  Cynthia is a guest lecturer in Egyptian History and Archaeology at Bellevue College and will be teaching a 5-unit  Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology course at Bellevue College Fall 2012.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages, University of Washington

Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-SmithCalendar-May2012

  


-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




Thanks for reading! 


ARCE Northwest

http://arce-nw.com

nw.arce@gmail.com

ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for March 2012

posted Mar 12, 2012, 1:15 PM by ARCE Northwest

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-


"How Napoleon Invented Egyptology with the Mother of all Coffee Table Books" an ARCE lecture by Dr. Benson Harer

Tuesday, March 20th; 7PM

Watermark Tower, Community Room, 6th Floor
1107 First Ave - Seattle, WA

This talk will tell the story of Napoleon’s ill-fated conquest of Egypt and how his desire to exploit the land led to the production of the monumental Description de l’Egypte and the new field of Egyptology.



Dr. W. BENSON HARER was educated at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Residency in at Hospital of the University of PA. Tours to Egypt in 1974 and 1978 sparked a strong interest in Egypt, leading to joining the Theban Mapping Project expedition in 1979. He was the first non-academic elected to the Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt and held that position from 1984 to 2009. Specializing in Ancient Egyptian Medicine, he has lectured and published internationally.

Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-Harer-March2012
Venue Map: http://tinyurl.com/Map-Harer-March2012
Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/Calendar-Harer-March2012
Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/FB-Harer-March2012


"Recording Egypt: Frédéric Cailliaud’s Lost Manuscript" an ARCE lecture by Andrew Bednarski

Wednesday, April 11th; 7PM
Location TBA - Seattle

Between 1815 and 1821, Frédéric Cailliaud rediscovered the ancient Egyptian emerald mines of Mount Zabora, explored both the country’s Eastern and Western Deserts, was one of the first Europeans to trace routes to the Red Sea, and, most famously, ‘rediscovered’ the pyramid fields of Meroe.  While a small number of the 89 mostly colored plates for one of his works were published, the text meant to accompany it never saw the light of day. Upon Cailliaud’s death in 1869, the unpublished manuscript fell into relative obscurity, where it remained for more than 100 years.  In 2008, ARCE began a project to translate, edit, and publish this long-lost masterpiece. This project will combine for the first time Cailliaud’s intended text with the lavish plates he published in the early 1800s.  This lecture will recount Cailliaud's daring adventures and explore his imagery within the contexts of early nineteenth-century copyists and the traditions they established.


ANDREW BEDNARSKI works for ARCE as both the Assistant to the Director for Special Projects, and as the APS Luxor Project Egyptologist. For the past 5 years, he has facilitated ARCE's archaeological, museum, conservation and site-management projects. He is currently responsible for overseeing the archaeological and Egyptological aspects of ARCE's work in Luxor.

Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/Calendar-Bednarski-April2012


In the works: David Silverman in May and Donald Reid in June!

 



-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




-[ Non-ARCE NW Events of Interest ]-

Want more?  Check out these great upcoming lectures and events!

"Poems for Libya, and a Conversation"
Monday, April 02, 2012
7:00 PM, UW Savery Hall 260
Khaled Mattawa
Sponsor: UW Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
http://depts.washington.edu/nelc/events.html



"Passage and Perception in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace"
Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:30 PM, UW Kane Hall 210
Bonna Wescoat, Emory University
Sponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
http://sites.google.com/site/seatlaia/



"Authorizing Moral Crusades to Save Muslim Women: Literary Trafficking and Rights Talk in the Public Sphere"
Monday, April 30, 2012
7:00 PM, UW Savery Hall 260
Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University)
Sponsor: UW Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
http://depts.washington.edu/nelc/events.html



-[ Over at ARCE.org ]-

ARCE Endowment Campaign

Expeditions. Academic Scholarship. Conservation. Publications. Training.

While ARCE is hailed as a major success story in Egypt, we expect current federal funding to be greatly diminished or terminated in the near term. This will radically limit our programs and impact in Egypt. Help us grow our operating endowment today so that we can sustain our core mission of supporting scholarship and expeditions in Egypt. 

Learn more about the ARCE Endowment Campaign: http://arce.org/main/campaign



-[ Thanks for reading! ]-

Did you know that we have an email newsletter and mailing list?  Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by subscribing!  It's easy!  Just send a message to nw.arce@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line. 

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If you have any questions about any of these new features, ARCE in general, or would like to know how you can get further involved, please email us at nw.arce@gmail.com


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ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for February 2012

posted Feb 16, 2012, 9:50 AM by ARCE Northwest   [ updated Feb 16, 2012, 1:04 PM ]

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!
 
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. The ARCE Northwest chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State.
 
Did you know that we have an email newsletter and mailing list?  Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by subscribing!  It's easy!  Just send a message to nw.arce@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.
 
Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by "Liking" us on Facebook!
 
If you have any questions about any of these new features, ARCE in general, or would like to know how you can get further involved, please email us at nw.arce@gmail.com
 
 

-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-

"The Mummy, The Book, and the Tomb: Rereading Early Egyptian Christianity Through Its Artifacts" an ARCE lecture by Nicola Denzey Lewis 


Wednesday, February 29th; 7PM

Communications Room 226, University of Washington - Seattle

Campus Map: http://washington.edu/maps/?CMU


In 1945, the world of early Christian studies was changed forever by the discovery deep in the Egyptian desert of a cache of twelve ancient books containing writings that had literally been “lost” for 1,600 years. Those writings – including the only complete copy of the Gospel of Thomas purporting to record the “secret words” of Jesus – profoundly altered our understanding of early Christianity. But have their nature and purpose been widely misunderstood? This lecture offers a radical new interpretation of how and why these ancient Egyptian books were buried and uncovers a tale of Christian mummies, magical books, and a tomb robbing that changed the world.


Nicola Denzey Lewis (Ph.D. 1998, Princeton University) is Senior Lecturer in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University, where she also holds an affiliated faculty status with the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. The author of The Bone Gatherers: The Lost Worlds of Ancient Christian Women (2007), Denzey Lewis also has two books forthcoming, both on Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism. She is an associate editor of the Cambridge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religion and currently at work on a Cambridge Companion to Gnosticism.

Download PDF Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-Lewis-Feb2012
Event Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/NWARCE-Lewis-Feb2012-Calendar
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/317908378262097/


Co-sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization and the Comparative Religion Program of the Jackson School of International Studies.



"Exploring Qurna, Then and Now" an ARCE lecture by Andrew Bednarski

Wednesday, April 11th; 7PM

Location TBA - Seattle

In this lecture, Dr. Andrew Bednarski will discuss two projects on which he works for the American Research Center in Egypt. For several months now, he has viewed these projects as distinct, but has since come to realize they share more in common than he first realized. The first project involves translating, editing, and publishing the long-lost, final masterpiece of the famous nineteenth-century explorer and pioneer Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud. The second project involves clean-up efforts amidst the recently destroyed, modern hamlets of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on Luxor’s West Bank. The Cailliaud project involves bringing to light an important, two hundred year-old, scientific effort that can continue to benefit our study of ancient Egypt. The Qurna project involves the restoration of a World Heritage site fundamental to human history and enjoyed by tourists year round. The link between these two projects is, of course, the network of tombs for which Qurna is famous.


In the works: David Silverman in May and Donald Reid in June!


  


-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview


 

 

-[ News and Tidbits ]-

Rare tomb of woman found in Egypt Valley of Kings

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-tomb-woman-found-egypt-valley-kings-153839689.html


The Joint Expedition to Malqata is co-sponsored by the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Blog

http://imalqata.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/start-of-season-three/


Saqqara Excavation Blog

"This time last year, there was great concern over the safety of this section of the Sakkara necropolis.  It proved impossible to get detailed reports.  The Leiden expedition has been back since January and this is their first substantive report.  The bottom line: it could have been worse."

http://www.saqqara.nl/news/mission-digging-diary/2012-digging-diaries/2012-02-10

 



-[ Non-ARCE NW Events of Interest ]-

Want more?  Check out these great upcoming lectures and events!

"The Archaic Style in Sculpture in the Eyes of Ancient and Modern Viewers"

February 24th, 7:30PM

Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle

Chris Hallett, UC Berkeley

 


"Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Arab Awakening: Ruptures or Continuities?"

February 25th, 7PM

Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle

Dr. Abbas Milani

 Printable flyer (pdf file)

Much has been written about the nature of Arab Awakening. Is it a continuation of the Islamic revolution or more akin to the 2009 democratic movement in Iran? Are we already in a post-Khamenei/Khomeini Middle East? Is the Iranian regime strengthened or weakened by the Arab democratic wave?

 


"Passage and Perception in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace"

April 12th, 7:30PM

Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle

Bonna Wescoat, Emory University




-[ Over at ARCE.org ]-

ARCE Endowment Campaign

Expeditions. Academic Scholarship. Conservation. Publications. Training.

While ARCE is hailed as a major success story in Egypt, we expect current federal funding to be greatly diminished or terminated in the near term. This will radically limit our programs and impact in Egypt. Help us grow our operating endowment today so that we can sustain our core mission of supporting scholarship and expeditions in Egypt. 

Learn more about the ARCE Endowment Campaign: http://arce.org/main/campaign



Thanks for reading! 


ARCE Northwest

http://arce-nw.com

nw.arce@gmail.com

ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter for Janaury 2012

posted Jan 8, 2012, 2:46 PM by ARCE Northwest

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!
 
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. The ARCE Northwest chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State.
 
Did you know that we have an email newsletter and mailing list?  Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by subscribing!  It's easy!  Just send a message to nw.arce@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.
 
Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by "Liking" us on Facebook!
 
If you have any questions about any of these new features, ARCE in general, or would like to know how you can get further involved, please email us at nw.arce@gmail.com
 
 
 
-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-
 
Welcome to 2012!  There are some great upcoming lectures to get your new year started off right!

"Cleopatra's Pearls: Trade and Adornment in Roman Egypt" an ARCE lecture by Joel Walker
 
 
Thursday, January 26th; 7PM
Gowel Hall 201, University of Washington - Seattle
 
Pearls, the only gem created by a living animal, were widely prized in the Roman world as markers of status and beauty. Stories about their mysterious origin in India and display at the courts of Alexandria and Rome enhanced their appeal through the Mediterranean world. Cleopatra, in particular, was reputed to be a great lover of pearls. In his talk, Professor Walker will explore Egypt's role in the ancient pearl trade and the story of the world's most famous pair of pearl earrings.
 
JOEL WALKER is an associate professor for the History Department at the University of Washington and also an ARCE NW board member. He earned his PhD from Princeton University in 1998. He is currently working on Jewel of the Palace and the Soul: Pearls in the Arts, Imagination, and Economy of Late Antiquity, a monograph integrating literary, art historical, and archaeological evidence to examine the role of pearls as objects of adornment and spirituality in the Roman Empire, early Christianity, Byzantium, the Sasanian Empire, and early Islam.
 
Co-sponsored by ARCE NW and the UW Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
 
 
 
 

-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-
 
Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!
Become a member of the leading American ins
titution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!
 
 
 

-[ News and Tidbits ]-
 
Congratulations to Dr. Barry Kemp, a noted Egyptologist and Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, who today received the honor of Commander of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in recognition of thirty years of field work!

Videos of Amarna from the BBC:
Bones discovered in the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna show that its citizens were disease-ridden under Pharaoh Akhenaten and not living the good life as previously thought.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_7200000/newsid_7207600/7207692.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&ms3=50&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=2
 
The discovery of 3,500 year old human remains at the ancient Egyptian site of Amarna shows that life was tough under Pharaoh Akhenaten.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_7200000/newsid_7207600/7207692.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&ms3=50&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=2
 
 
 
 
-[ Non-ARCE NW Events of Interest ]-
Want more?  Check out these great upcoming lectures and events!
 
"The Collegio degli Augustali: An Ancient Elks Lodge at Herculaneum"
January 24th, 7:30PM
Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle
Margaret Laird, UW
 
"The Archaic Style in Sculpture in the Eyes of Ancient and Modern Viewers"
February 24th, 7:30PM
Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle
Chris Hallett, UC Berkeley
 
"Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Arab Awakening: Ruptures or Continuities?"
February 25th, 7PM
Kane Hall 210, UW Seattle
Dr. Abbas Milani
Much has been written about the nature of Arab Awakening. Is it a continuation of the Islamic revolution or more akin to the 2009 democratic movement in Iran? Are we already in a post-Khamenei/Khomeini Middle East? Is the Iranian regime strengthened or weakened by the Arab democratic wave?
 
 
 

-[ Over at ARCE.org ]-
 
ARCE Endowment Campaign
 
Expeditions. Academic Scholarship. Conservation. Publications. Training.
 
While ARCE is hailed as a major success story in Egypt, we expect current federal funding to be greatly diminished or terminated in the near term. This will radically limit our programs and impact in Egypt. Help us grow our operating endowment today so that we can sustain our core mission of supporting scholarship and expeditions in Egypt.
Learn more about the ARCE Endowment Campaign: http://arce.org/main/campaign
 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading!

November 2011 ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter

posted Nov 14, 2011, 1:36 PM by ARCE Northwest


Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. The ARCE Northwest chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State.

Did you know that we have an email newsletter and mailing list?  Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by subscribing!  It's easy!  Just send a message to nw.arce@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by "Liking" us on Facebook!
http://tinyurl.com/facebook-page-arcenw

If you have any questions about any of these new features, ARCE in general, or would like to know how you can get further involved, please email us at nw.arce@gmail.com



-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-

"Race, Place, and Football: Egypt's African Identity in the Competition to Host the 2010 FIFA World Cup" an ARCE lecture by Shaun Lopez
Thursday, November 17th; 7PM
Smith Hall 205, University of Washington - Seattle
Campus Map: http://washington.edu/maps/?SMI

This talk examines the legitimizing narratives that emerged around the bids of Egypt, South Africa, and Morocco to host the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.  FIFA's decision to place the cup finals on African soil for the first time forced Egypt and the other bidding nations to navigate between narratives of modernity on the one hand, and the geographic, cultural, historical, and racial imaginary of "Africa" on the other.  For Egyptians, this meant reconciling and re-packaging its own real and imagined historical relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa.

SHAUN LOPEZ is an assistant professor of history at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He specializes in the cultural and social history of modern Egypt, and his publications have appeared in a number of journals, including Middle East Critique, History Compass, Comparative Studies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies.  He is currently preparing his book manuscript, entitled "Making Egypt Moral: Gender, Crime, and the Mass Media, 1920-1955."

Co-sponsored by ARCE NW and the UW Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Download PDF Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-LopezPoster2011
Event Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-LopezGC2011
Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-LopezFB2011




-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-

Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




-[ Non-ARCE NW Events of Interest ]-
Want more?  Check out these great upcoming lectures and events!

Mahlhun: Sung Poetry of Morocco with Laila Lamrini
Monday November 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, University of Washington - Seattle
Laila Lamiri is one of the most prominent singers of malhun poetry in Morocco. She has preformed throughout the Arab World, Europe and the United States. 


"Writing a Grammatical Commentary on Hafez of Shiraz: A Sixteenth-century Ottoman Scholar on the Ghazals of Hafez"
Murat Inan (Ph.D. candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies) 
Friday November 18, 12:30-2:00 PM
306 Smith Hall, University of Washington - Seattle




-[ Over at ARCE.org ]-

ARCE Endowment Campaign
Expeditions. Academic Scholarship. Conservation. Publications. Training.

While ARCE is hailed as a major success story in Egypt, we expect current federal funding to be greatly diminished or terminated in the near term. This will radically limit our programs and impact in Egypt. Help us grow our operating endowment today so that we can sustain our core mission of supporting scholarship and expeditions in Egypt. 

Learn more about the ARCE Endowment Campaign: http://arce.org/main/campaign




Thanks for reading! 

ARCE Northwest
http://arce-nw.com
nw.arce@gmail.com

October 2011 ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter

posted Oct 25, 2011, 11:27 AM by ARCE Northwest   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 11:28 AM ]

Greetings and Welcome to the ARCE Northwest e-Newsletter!

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. The ARCE Northwest chapter is based in Seattle and serves Washington State.

Did you know that we have an email newsletter and mailing list?  Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by subscribing!  It's easy!  Just send a message to 
nw.arce@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Stay up to date with all of our upcoming lectures and events by "Liking" us on Facebook!
http://tinyurl.com/facebook-page-arcenw

If you have any questions about any of these new features, ARCE in general, or would like to know how you can get further involved, please email us at nw.arce@gmail.com

-[ ARCE NW News ]-


ARCE NW Boardmember Robert Nielsen posted a blog on our website about some things that interested him from Don Ryan's annual lecture at PLU at the beginning of October.  Dr. Ryan is a specialist in Egyptian archaeology, Polynesian archaeology, and ancient languages and scripts. He is best known for his research in Egypt, including excavations in the Valley of the Kings.  If you missed his talk, be sure to check out the blog.  Many pictures are included!
http://sites.google.com/site/nwarce/blog-2/donryanlectureatplu




-[ Upcoming ARCE NW Events ]-

We hope you enjoyed Mark Lehner's talk last month.  We have even more exciting events coming your way, including Jere Bacharach's talk THIS THURSDAY!

"Coins as a Source for Egyptian History" an ARCE lecture by Jere Bacharach

Thursday, October 27th; 7PM
Gowen Hall Room 201, University of Washington - Seattle
Campus Map: http://www.washington.edu/maps/?l=GWN



JERE L. BACHARACH taught Middle East history at the University of Washington from 1967 to 2007 and served as Chair, Department of History; Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; and Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization.   He also served as Director, American Research Center in Egypt in Cairo in 2002-03 and ARCE Treasurer 1979-87 and 2003-04.  The holder of numerous fellowships and awards, Bacharach just completed a two-year Mellon Foundation Emeritus Faculty Fellowship during which he worked on 15th Century Egyptian coinage.  Currently Bacharach splits his time between Seattle and Cairo.

Co-sponsored by ARCE NW and the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.  The Middle East Center's sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.

Download PDF Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-Bacharach2011Poster
Event Calendar Details: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-BacharachEvent2011
Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/ARCENW-BacharachFacebook2011



Shawn Lopez will speak for us next month!
Thursday, November 17th; 7PM
Room TBA, University of Washington - Seattle




-[ Become an ARCE Member ]-


Through memberships we are able to fund our conservation work in Egypt and bring speakers to you from all over the world - Join now to show your support!

Become a member of the leading American institution partnering with Egypt to safeguard historically important monuments, architecture, and artifacts throughout Egypt. Help protect Egypt’s rich culture for this and future generations of scholars and all those seeking to learn about our human heritage. For more information on how to join, please go to arce.org's membership webpage.  Be sure to let them know you are from ARCE Northwest!

More information at: http://arce.org/membership/overview




-[ Non-ARCE NW Events of Interest ]-
Want more?  Check out these great upcoming lectures and events!

"The Intriguing Case of the Octagonal Gemstones from Gordion (Turkey)"
Andrew Goldman (Gonzaga) - Archaeological Institute of America 
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 PM
210 Kane Hall, University of Washington - Seattle

Excavation of the Common Cemetery at Gordion in central Turkey during the 1950s and 60s unearthed a series of Roman graves that contained nine rings of gold, silver, iron and bronze with carved intaglios typical of the 2nd to 5th centuries AD. The group included three octagonal gemstones, providing this rare type with a secure archaeological context. The Gordion finds have raised the possibility that this particular gemstone type was produced and locally disseminated in central Anatolia, most probably by a workshop catering to both pagan and early Christian patrons within one of the region's urban centers like Ancyra or Caesareia. Since early Christian (pre-4th century AD) archaeology is a field that still remains largely under-investigated, these gems provide an important glimpse into how people adapted to changing religious and social conditions in central Turkey under the late Roman Empire.




"Writing a Grammatical Commentary on Hafez of Shiraz: A Sixteenth-century Ottoman Scholar on the Ghazals of Hafez"
Murat Inan (Ph.D. candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies) 
Friday, November 18, 12:30-2:00 PM
306 Smith Hall, University of Washington - Seattle




-[ Something Cool! ]-

Virtual 3D reconstructions of Ancient Egyptian Temples
We found several very interesting YouTube videos of 3D Virtual reconstructions.  The video of the Tomb of Nefertari is my favorite.

Tomb of Nefertari
http://youtu.be/200HMqkN8MI

Tomb of Nakht
http://youtu.be/x0sG7b-57vE

Tomb of Djehuty

http://youtu.be/vt6QAPdeAiM



Ancient Lives - Help Oxford Transcribe Ancient Egyptian Papyri Online!

"Oxford University is asking for help deciphering ancient Greek texts written on fragments of papyrus found in Egypt.  Hundreds of thousands of images have gone on display on a website which encourages armchair archaeologists to help catalogue and translate them.  Researchers hope the collective effort will give them a unique insight into life in Egypt nearly 2,000 years ago…"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-14289685

Ancient Lives is a collaboration between a diverse collection of Oxford Papyrologists and Researchers, The Imaging Papyri Project, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project, the Egypt Exploration Society and the following institutions.
http://ancientlives.org/




-[ Over at ARCE.org ]-


ARCE Endowment Campaign
Expeditions. Academic Scholarship. Conservation. Publications. Training.

While ARCE is hailed as a major success story in Egypt, we expect current federal funding to be greatly diminished or terminated in the near term. This will radically limit our programs and impact in Egypt. Help us grow our operating endowment today so that we can sustain our core mission of supporting scholarship and expeditions in Egypt. 

Learn more about the ARCE Endowment Campaign:
 http://arce.org/main/campaign



ARCE Field Schools and Training
Did you know that ARCE offers field schools through the Egyptian Antiquities Conservation (EAC) Project for a variety of disciplines, such as MSA Inspectors, Architechtural Conservators, and Salvage Archaeology?  
Learn more about what ARCE is doing to help safeguard Egypt's cultural heritage:
http://arce.org/main/training/fieldschools




-[ Egyptian Tours ]-


2011 ARCE Tour: November 5-20th
The 2011 ARCE Tour registration deadline has passed, but you can call to check availability (210-821-7000).  We will let you know when registration starts for the 2012 Tour.




Thanks for reading! 


ARCE Northwest
http://arce-nw.com
nw.arce@gmail.com

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