ARCE NY: Ancient Egyptian History: Why Bother?
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Presented by: Dr. Marc Van De Mieroop; Columbia University
- 1:00 PM EDT New York
For those of us who are fascinated by the ancient history of Egypt it seems normal that the subject is taught in universities worldwide, but this may not be true for today’s students (and their parents paying the tuition bills). Does the subject have a relevance beyond mere knowledge of what happened in the past? As a long-time teacher of ancient Egyptian history to large audiences at Columbia University and author of a textbook on the subject, Professor Van De Mieroop will reflect on this question.
About the Speaker:
Marc Van De Mieroop is professor of history at Columbia University, where since the 1980s he has been teaching courses on the ancient histories of Egypt and the Near East. He has published numerous books on various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history, Egyptian history, and World History. His A History of Ancient Egypt just appeared in its second revised edition with Wiley-Blackwell publishers. He has received fellowships from, among others; the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the ACLS.