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 the extraordinary range of finds at Amheida, in the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert, which extend in time from the Neolithic to the late Roman period--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 email@example.com 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
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