Lecture on Egyptian Archaeology: From the Stone Age to Rome: Excavating in an Egyptian Oasis
Date: March 24, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Morris A. Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research Building, Davis Auditorium
530 West 120th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Community Affairs by sending email to CommunityAffairs@columbia.edu .
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UPPER MANHATTAN IS READING THE THIEF AND THE DOGS

March 24, 2009
11am / FREE
Lecture on Egyptian Archaeology
From the Stone Age to Rome: Excavating in an Egyptian Oasis
Davis Auditorium, Morris A. Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research Building - 530 West 120th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
Members of the Excavations at Amheida project will explore theextraordinary range of finds at Amheida, in the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert, which extend in time from the Neolithic to the late Romanperiod--a period of more than three thousand years--and include a temple, houses, a school, and a Roman bath. See how even before the Egyptians settled there people were using the desert wells to find a living, and how Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures all left their mark. Speakers include Professor Roger Bagnall, Professor Ellen Morris, Dr. Anna Boozer and Dr. Raffaella Cribiore.

Big Read Egypt/U.S. Community Calendar March 2009

Big Read Egypt/U.S. events are FREE and open to the public.

Columbia University Libraries - Resources related to Arabic Literature and Naguib Mahfouz

Copies of the Thief and the Dogs will be available at many Big Read events. The book is also available at local bookstores. Prior knowledge of the book is not required to attend events, although we strongly encourage all to pick up a copy of the book during the Big Read in the month of March.

Questions? Please email communityaffairs@columbia.edu or call 212-854-5301.

The Big Read Egypt/U.S. is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, designed to deepen cultural understanding and dialogue between Egyptians and Americans through the transformative power of literature. Columbia University in the City of New York is one of four U.S. organizations selected to lead this program.

Partners and Credits

The National Endowment for the Arts

The U.S. Department of State

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Arts Midwest

Columbia University - Office of Government and Community Affairs

Department of Middle East and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Middle East Institute, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

The School of the Arts, Columbia University

The Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University

Deutsches Haus at Columbia University

The Amheida Project

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


 

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