President Dorman to present an illustrated lecture on gender trouble in Ancient Egypt

Published October 20th, 2008 - 09:44 GMT

President Dorman to present an illustrated lecture on gender trouble in Ancient Egypt


The Society of the Friends of the AUB Museum is holding an illustrated lecture by AUB President and Professor of Archaeology Peter F. Dorman entitled "Gender Trouble in Ancient Egypt: The Case of King/Queen Hatshepsut." The lecture will be held on 22-OCT-08  at 5:30 pm at the AUB Museum.


Dr. Peter Dorman, who completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst (BA, 70) and University of Chicago (PhD, 85), is the great-great grandson of Daniel Bliss -- the founder of AUB. He is a humanist and an international leader in the study of the ancient near east, and in particular the field of Egyptology, in which he is a noted historiographer, epigrapher and philologist. He is the author and editor of several major books and many articles on the study of ancient Egypt and is probably best known for his historical work on the reign of Hatshepsut and the Amarna period. His most recent monograph, Faces in Clay: Technique, Imagery, and Allusion in a Corpus of Ceramic Sculpture from Ancient Egypt (2002), examines artisanal craftsmanship in light of material culture, iconography, and religious texts. In 2007, he and Betsy M. Bryan of The Johns Hopkins University came out with an edited volume titled Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes.

An accomplished academic leader and administrator, since 2002 he has chaired with great success the distinguished Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at one of the world's top research universities, the University of Chicago. Prior to that, he spent nine years (1988-1997) heading the epigraphic efforts at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt. From 1977 to 1988, he worked in curatorial positions in the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


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