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Copyright © 2017 - American Research Center in Egypt / New York
ARCE NY logo courtesy of Dr. Ogden Goelet
ARCE/NY/ISAW LECTURE, THURSDAY, December 14, 2017
AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT/NEW YORK CHAPTER

The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY), in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), presents the following in our 2017 Winter/Spring Lecture Series:

" Tricks of the Trade: Scribal Creativity in Ancient Egypt " 

SPEAKER: Dr. Emily Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University 

LOCATION: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU)
15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
New York, New York

TIME: 6:00 p.m. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW LECTURE. FREE TO THE PUBLIC
R.S.V.P. REQUIRED: Please reply to http://isaw.nyu.edu/rsvp

ABSTRACT:While working in the per-ankh or “house of life” where vast repositories of manuscripts were kept, Egyptian scribes made every effort to transmit ancient knowledge through history. Over the course of several millennia, these individuals were confronted with damaged papyri, misinterpreted passages, and language difficulties. In this talk, I will look at the tools that were developed by those ancient intellectuals to overcome those problems and preserve Egyptian cultural materials even in the face of foreign rule in the first millenniums BCE and CE.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Cole is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University and Co-Director of the Fayum Project at Qarah el-Hamra in Egypt. She received her Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a frequent lecturer and the author of many articles including most recently “Language(s) and Scripts of the Book of the Dead” in F. Scalf (ed.) Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt (2017).  

Upcoming Egyptology Lectures in New York

  • December 1, 2017 (Friday) 7:00 PM -The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Salima Ikrim, Visiting Professor, Yale University, Topic: “Food Fit for Pharaohs: Food and Drink in Ancient Egypt”
  • December 14, 2017 (Thursday) ISAW – Emily Cole, New York University, Topic: “Tricks of the Trade: Scribal Creativity in Ancient Egypt”
  • January 25, 2018 (Thursday) ISAW – Dr. Niv Allon, Assistant Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Topic: “My Violent King: War and Violence in Non-Royal Sources”
  • March 8, 2018 (Thursday) ISAW - Ann Macy Roth, New York University, Topic: “Dirty Pictures for a Dangerous Goddess: The Turin Erotic Papyrus.”

Information regarding upcoming ARCE/NY lectures will be listed on our website at www.arceny.com and on the ARCE website at www.arce.org.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 20.3.11, Model of a Granary with Scribes, Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920. 
Photo by Raoul O'Connell