Africa Interconnected: Ancient Egypt & Nubia

ARCE is pleased to announce the launch of its new virtual lecture series under the title:

“Africa Interconnected: Ancient Egypt and Nubia.” 

This four-part virtual lecture series delves into the history and interconnections of ancient Egypt, Nubia and Ethiopia – the study of which has been largely marginalized by western scholarship. The lectures address the biases behind this lack of attention and examine how Egyptology, Nubiology and other disciplines have intersected.

The series will take place from December 2020 – March 2021 as follows: 

  • December 12th, 2020: “From Slave to Demon: Barya in the Ethiopian Prayer Scrolls” by Dr. Solange Ashby. For more details and registration, click here.
  • January 23rd, 2021: “New Perspectives on Ancient Nubia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” by Dr. Denise Doxey. For more details and registration, click here.
  • February 20th, 2021:  “Hands unto Ethiopia: The First African Americans to Visit Nubia“ by Dr. Jeremy Pope. For more details and registration, click here.
  • March 20th, 2021: “Backwater Puritans? Racism, Egyptological stereotypes and the intersection of local and international at Kushite Tombos“ by Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith. For more details and registration, click here.
Photo Credit: Meroe Pyramid by Chester Higgins