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November 2013: Dr. Sameh Iskander, ARCE President, "The Ramses II Temple at Abydos", Sponsored by Clinton & Carol Owen
October 2013: Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith, UC Santa Barbara, "ARCE-OC Film Festival and Souk" Anth.Uscb.edu
September 2013: Dr. Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Project, "The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and it's People" amarnaproject.com
August 2013: Dr. Geoffrey T. Martin, Professor, University College, London, "The Re-excavation of the Tomb of Horemheb"
January 2013: Dr. Kara Cooney, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture, "Musical Coffins”: The Reuse of Elite Coffins in the 21st Dynasty Theban Necropolis"
February 2013: Dr. Nigel Strudwick, Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis, Tennessee. Formerly assistant keeper of the Egyptian Department, British Museum, London, "The Saviors of Egyptian Tomb Painting: A Look at the Work of Norman and Nina de Garis Davies in the Early 1900s"
March 2013: Dr. Laurel Bestock, Assistant Professor of Egyptology and Archaeology, Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University, "Forgotten Fortress: Returning to Lower Nubia"
April 2013: Mr. John M. Adams, independent scholar and former president of ARCE Orange County Chapter, "Theodore Davis, the Great American Excavator"
May 2013: Dr. Francesco Tiradritti,
Kore University of Enna,
2013 Getty Scholar, "The Tomb of Harwa: A Masterpiece of the Pharaonic Renaissance"
June 2013: Dr. Carol Redmount,
Chair of Near Eastern Studies, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, "Political Instability and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage: Dastardly Deeds at El Hibeh Middle Egypt and Beyond"
August 2013: Dr. J. Brett McClain, Epigraphic Survey, University of Chicago, "The Temples of Ramesses III in Karnak"
January 2012: Dr. Adela Oppenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, "Secrets of Pyramids"
February 2012: Dr. Greg Thomas, MD, Drs. Linda and Jim Sutherland and Dr. Ben Harer, MD
Mini Medical Seminar, Part I: "Staying Alive: Wellness, Disease & Medical Care in Ancient Egypt"
March 2012: Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, Professor Emeritus with the Department of History at Northern Arizona University, "Seth, the Evil God of Power and Might"
Dr. Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, "Life & Death in the Pyramid
Age: The Old Kingdom Mummy at Emory University"
April 2012: Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Associate Professor, Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art & Archaeology, Georgia State University,
"The Art of Interior Design for the Afterlife: The Private Tomb of Menna on the West Bank of Luxor"
April 2012: Dr. Renée Friedman, Director, Hierakonpolis Expedition, Heagy Research Curator, Dept. of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, London,
"There's a Hippopotamus in My Cemetery!"
June 2012: Dr. Elaine Sullivan, UCLA Experimental Technologies Center, "Now in 3D: An Armchair Visit to One of Ancient Egypt's Most Important Cemeteries"
July 2012: Dr. Miguel A. Sanchez, Chief of Pathology at Englewood Hospital, Medical Center,
“Controversies in Egyptian Paleopathology: Who Died of What? A Second Opinion”
August 2012: Dr. Suzanne Onstine, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, University of Memphis, "Death Along the Nile: Uncovering the Secrets of Egypt's Lost Tombs"
September 2012: Dr. Joseph Wegner, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Curator in the Egyptian Section of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"What Do a Mystery Tomb, a King's Pyramid and the Mayor's House Have in Common?"
October 2012: Dr. Thomas Schneider, Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies,
Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada; President, Vancouver Chapter, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
"Truth vs. Totalitarianism: German Egyptology During the Nazi Era (1933-1945)"
November 2012: Eric Wells, Ph.D. candidate, UCLA, and
Robert Newman, Esq., Vice President of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America, Santa Ana,
"King Tut: A Boy and His Dog"
December 2012: Dr. Emily Teeter, Egyptologist, Research Associate, and Coordinator of Special Exhibits, Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, "Religious Cults, Rituals and Beliefs in the Lives of Everyday Ancient Egyptians"
January 2011: Eric Wells, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA, "How the Everyday Person Worshipped in the New Kingdom: The Iconography and Material Culture of Personal Piety"
February 2011: Dr. Donald P. Ryan, "Recent Excavations in the Valley of the Kings"
March 2011: Francesco Tiradritti, Director of the Italian Archeological Mission in Luxor
"The Goddess Isis"
April 2011: Harold Hays, Assistant Professor of Egyptology, University of Leiden, Holland
"The Saqqara Necropolis"
May 2011: Anne Austin and Bethany Simpson, UCLA, "Bones; Bricks, and Buildings: The Advantages and Applications of Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning in Egyptian Archaeology"
Emily Cole, UCLA, "Recent Excavations at Karanis: Storing Agricultural Yield and Stacking Archaeological Information"
June 2011: Dr. Miroslav Barta, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague
"Swimmers in the Sand"
July 2011: Dr. Peter Brand, University of Memphis, "Karnak Hypostyle Hall"
August 2011: Dr. David Silverman, Professor of Egyptology, University of Pennsylvania, and Curator, Penn Museum, "Tutankhamun: Exhibiting a Legend"
September 2011: Dr. Colleen Manassa, Marilyn M. and William K. Simpson Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Yale University, "Historical Fiction of Ancient Egypt"
October 2011: Dr. Stephen P. Harvey, Director of the Ahmose and Tetisheri Project, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University, New York, "Queen Tetisheri Reconsidered: Re-excavation of the Pyramid and Stela of Ahmose's Grandmother"
November 2011: Dr. Nathaniel Dominy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth University, "Baboons, Stable Isotopes and the Location of Punt"
December 2011: Dr. Jacqueline Williamson, Johns Hopkins University,
"The Talatat Project: ARCE Preservation Program in Luxor"
January 2010: Dr. Jan Johnson, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, "Cleopatra as CEO: Bureaucracy and Scandal in the Hostile Takeover of a First-Century Multinational"
February 2010: Dr. Willeke Wendrich, Professor, UCLA, "Ancient Egyptian Glass" and Dr. Michael Jones, ARCE Cairo,
"Balancing Conservation, Scholarship, Cultural Tourism and the Interests of People Living There Today"
March 2010: Dr.
Lawrence Berman, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, "The Tomb of Djehutynakht of Thebes"
April 2010: Dr.
Edward C. Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory, "Great Pyramid Astronomy"
May 2010: Dr.
Wilma Wetterstrom, Paleobotanist, Ancient Egypt Research Associates, "Feeding the Pyramid Workers"
June 2010: Ancient Egypt Film Festival at the Bowers, featuring "Land of the Pharaohs," "Nubia 64," "The
Adventure in the Egyptian Tomb" and "Fountains of the
August 2010: Dr.
Alexandra Woods, Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Ancient History, "Fishing, Fowling & Foreigners: The Middle Kingdom Tombs at Beni Hassan"
August 2010: Members-only field trip to the archaeology lab of Dr.
Stuart Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara
ALL DAY SEMINAR: "Interpreting Amarna: The Reign of the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten" Drs. Donald & Susan Redford
October 2010: Dr. Barry Kemp, University of Cambridge, Director, Amarna Project, "Toward a Better Understanding of Amarna"
November 2010: Dr. Otto Schaden, Director, KV 63 Project,
"Update on KV 63: The Newest Tomb in the Valley of the Kings"
December 2010: Dr. Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins University, "Making for Mut a Porch of Drunkenness: A Field Report on a Decade of
Excavation at the Mut Temple"
January 2009: Dr.
Kara Cooney, UCLA, Interpreted
Tour of 220+ artifacts in the special exhibition "Excavating
Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum
of Archaeology, London" at the
Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State University,
February 2009: Dr.
Willeke Wendrich, UCLA, "Earliest
Ancient Egypt, A Field Report from the Fayum"
March 2009: Dr. Suzanne
of Memphis, "Sexism
in the Temple? Women and the Religious
Hierarchy of Ancient Egypt"
April 2009: Dr.
Edwin "Ted" Brock, American
Research Center, Cairo, "Hidden
on New Discoveries from Pharaonic, Roman and
May 2009: Dr.
Elizabeth Waraksa, UCLA, hieroglyphs
class, "The Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs"
June 2009: Dr.
Stuart Smith, UCSB, Anthropology Department,
advisor on Stargate (MGM), "When
History Collides With Hollywood: Anecdotes
from the Egyptologist to the Hollywood Studios"
August 2009: Dr.
Diana Craig Patch, Assistant Curator
of Egyptian Art, the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, New York City, "A
Visit to Malqata, the Palace of Pharaoh
Amenhotep III, West Bank, Thebes"
September 2009: Dr.
Ben Harer, "How Napoleon invented Egyptology
With the Mother of All
Coffee Table Books"
October 2009: Dr.
Lise Manniche, University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, "King Tut's Medicine Cabinet"
November 2009: Dr. Jacco Dieleman, Associate Professor of Egyptology, University of California, Los Angeles, "Greco-Egyptian Magic"
December 2009: Drs.
Donald and Susan Redford, University
of Pennsylvania, "Interpreting
Amarna, the Reign of the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten"
January 2008: Dr.
Willeke Wendrich, Associate Professor,
Egyptian Archaeology, Center for Near Eastern
Languages and Cultures, and Editor-in-chief,
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE) and students
Karnak Temple Complex"
February 2008: Dr.
Peter Piccione, Associate Professor
of Near Eastern History, Department of
History, University of Charleston, S.C. and
co-director of the Online GIS System for the
Theban Necropolis, "Pharaoh at the
Bat: Sports and Games in Ancient Egypt"
March 2008: Dr.
J. J. Shirley, Lecturer in Egyptology,
Dept. of Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology,
The Centre for Egyptology and Mediterranean
Archaeology, University of Wales, Swansea, "Politics
of Placement: The Development of the Theban
Necropolis in the New Kingdom"
April 2008: Dr.
Michael Jones, American Research Center
in Egypt, Cairo, "Luxor
Temple: The Discovery and Conservation of Roman
Era Wall Paintings"
May 2008: Dr.
Kara Cooney, Research Associate, Getty
Institute, and frequent commentator on National
Geographic and Discovery Channel specials about
Ancient Egypt, " Defending
the Dead: Adaptations in Burial Practice at
the End of the New Kingdom"
June 2008: Dr.
Robert Ritner, Professor of Egyptology,
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago,
"Ancient Egyptian Medical and Magical
July 2008: Dr.
J. Brett McClain, University of Chicago, "Report
on Conservation and Documentation Projects
of the Oriental Institute's Epigraphic Survey
August 2008: Drs.
Hourig Sourouzian and Rainer Stadelman, from Luxor, Egypt. Co-directors, Colossi of
Memnon and Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III
Discoveries at the Colossi of Memnon Temple
September 2008: Dr.
Carol Redmount, UC Berkeley, "Excavations
at El Hibeh"
October 2008: Dr.
Renee Friedman, Director, Hierakonpolis
Expedition, Heagy Research Curator, Dept.
of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum,
London, "Discoveries at Hierakonpolis,
the Most Ancient of Sites"
November 2008: Dr.
Craig Smith, author and chairman of
DMJM H&N, "Building the Pyramids
December 2008: Dr.
Donald Ryan, Pacific Lutheran University, "Field
Report on the 2008 Valley of the Kings Expedition"
January 2007: Dr.
Nigel Strudwick, British Museum,
"Texts From the Pyramid Age: Written Records
of the Old Kingdom"
February 2007: Dr.
Peter Piccione, University of South
Carolina, "Eye Over Thebes: Satellite
Mapping of Egyptian Tombs"
March 2007: Professor
David Moyer, KMT: A Modern Journal
of Ancient Egypt, "Seneferu:
King of the Pyramids"
April 2007: No
May 2007: Dr.
Otto Schaden, Director, University
of Memphis Valley of the Kings Project, "KV
63 in the Valley of the Kings"
June 2007: Mansour
Boraik, Director of Upper Egypt, Supreme
Council of Antiquities, "Current Projects
at the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the West
Bank and Civic Improvements in Luxor"
July 2007: J.
Brett McClain, Member, ARCE/OC
Board of Directors, Assistant Director, Chicago
House, Luxor, "The
Curious History of Cryptographic Hieroglyphs"
August 2007: Charles
Van Siclen, American Research Center
in Cairo, "Excavations in
the Court of the Ninth Pylon at Karnak"
September 2007: Dr.
Elizabeth Waraksa, UCLA,
"Female Figurines as Ritual Objects: New Finds
from the Mut Precinct, Karnak"
October 2007: Stephen
Expedition to Abydos, "Before
the Valley of the Kings: Royal Monuments at
the Birth of the New Kingdom"
November 2007: Dr.
Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Professor
of Linguistics and Archaeology, Retired, Occidental
College, "Before Written History: What
Myths Reveal About Ancient Egyptian Prehistory"
December 2007: No