Titled “Questioning Narratives: New Reflections on Old Evidence,” this symposium includes 13 research talks encompassing a diversity of topics. From ancient to modern–people, places, and things are the focus of this day highlighting the ongoing work of emerging and established scholars from Egypt and the United States

Date and time: May 6th, 2023 from 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Location: ARCE Grand Salon, 2 Midan Simon Bolivar, Garden City, Cairo

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is requested.  Reception follows.

Date: May 6th, 2023

Location: ARCE Grand Salon, 2 Midan Simon Bolivar, Garden City, Cairo

8:30-8:55 Registration

8:55  Welcome remarks: Dr. Yasmin El Shazly, ARCE Deputy Director for Research and Programs

9:00-10:30  Session 1—Through the Lens of People

Moderator: Khaled Hassan

9:00—Hoda Yousef, Dennison University

Tracing the Legacy of the Qasim Amin Across Sources

9:30—Wendy Doyon, University of Pennsylvania

Colonial, Indigenous, or Other? The world of an archaeological rayyis in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1914

10:00—Mohamed Ibrahim, Ain Shams University

Mamluk Chivalry through Military Painted Manuscripts and War    Equipment

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-12:30  Session 2—Through the Lens of Places

Moderator: Naglaa Ezz Eldeen

11:00—Julia Viani Puglisi, Harvard University

Drawing the line: Limitations and (re)sources of the Central Field Cemetery at Giza

11:30—Khaled Hassan, Cairo University

Graffiti in the Old Kingdom tombs of Deir el-Gabrawi at Assiut

12:00—Briana Jackson, Independent Scholar

Atenism from Sinai to Sudan 

12:30-1:00  Lightning Round

Moderator: Kea Johnston

12:30—Leah Wolfe, Cambridge University

Bilad al-Sham as a laboratory of reform for Muhammad ‘Ali’s Egypt? Egyptian rule in Syria, 1831-1841

12:40—Sam Wilder, Universität Paderborn

Poetic Culture and the Imagination of the Literary Canon in the Mamluk Age

12:50—Sarah Dwider, Northwestern University

Artists of the High Dam: Representation of the Aswan High Dam in Egyptian Modern Art, 1962-1970

1:00-2:30  Lunch

2:30-4:00  Session 3—Through the Lens of Things

Moderator: Hoda Yousef

2:30—Naglaa Ezz Eldeen, Helwan University

The Papyrus of Hor (Cairo JE 32887- SR IV 930) A Ptolemaic Memphite Book of the Dead

3:00—Kea Johnston, University of California/Berkeley

Unseen Hands: Coffin Workshops at Akhmim in the First Millennium BCE

3:30—Almoatzbellah Elshahawi, Cairo University

Corrosion Inhibition of Bronze Alloy by Jatropha Extract in Neutral Media for Application on Archaeological Bronze Artifacts

4:00-4:30  Coffee Break

4:30-5:30  Keynote Address

Gretchen R. Dabbs, Southern Illinois University

The importance of time, space, and reflexivity in Egyptology: Examining the evidence for an epidemic disease at Akhetaten

5:30 Reception