Blogging from Egypt: Richard Lobban, Jr.
January 18, 2012
In this blog, Professor Lobban, Jr. will be sharing with us updates from his current trip to Egypt. To begin, here are several images from his past trips to Egypt and his on-going work in Sudan.
Richard Lobban, Jr. (Ph.D., Northwestern) is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College, where he taught since 1972. At RIC, Professor Lobban is also the Executive Director of the Sudan Studies Association. Professor Lobban spent two years on the research staff at the American University in Cairo and has taught in Khartoum, Sudan, as well as in the U.S. at the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts, Bucknell, and Dartmouth. He lived in the Nile valley for six years and conducted his own ethnographic fieldwork in Arabic. Recently he received an excavation license for a continuing archaeological project in Sudanese Nubia with colleagues from Rome and Moscow.
Professor Lobban is a past-President of the Narragansett Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, and endowed an AIA lecture series that focuses on the archaeology of Africa. He has published and lectured widely on the archaeology, history, languages, and cultures of Africa, especially on the Nile valley societies and on Nubia in particular. Professor Lobban has run and organized tours through Egypt and Sudan for more than twenty years, including annual departures of the AIA’s Egyptian Odyssey since 2009 for which he received excellent reviews, and he brings a broad perspective to our in-depth tour that will complement that of our excellent local Egyptologist guide.
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman presents the new AIA Vision Statement.
The 2014 BP Award goes to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program for its grassroots efforts to train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites.
The Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel has graciously extended the discounted AM room rate until December 17, 2013!