38th Annual SSEA Symposium: "Cities in the Sand: Urban Life in Ancient Egypt"
Sponsored by The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities in association with Friends of Ancient Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 4:30pm

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens' Park Cres
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6


“CITIES IN THE SAND: Urban Life in Ancient Egypt”
38th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities

 presented in association with the
 Friends of Ancient Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum 

        Our Symposium topic for 2012 is “Cities in the Sand”,  an examination of life in the towns and settlements along the ancient Nile.   This year we will be partnering with the Royal Ontario Museum’s Friends of Ancient Egypt to present an exciting lineup of international speakers who will talk about recent discoveries about ancient urban life.  As of October 15th, scheduled speakers include Kathryn Bard (BU), Nigel Strudwick (U Memphis), Sally Katary (Laurentian U) and Krzysztof Grzymski (ROM) , Miriam Muller (U Vienna) and Nicholas Picardo (Harvard).  

    The event will take place on December 1st, 2012 in the Eaton Lecture Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park Cres, Toronto, Ontario from 9am to 5pm.  

Price: SSEA Members $80.00; Public $90.00; ROM Members $80.00; Students $40.00

Register with the Royal Ontario Museum at their website [ http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/lectures keyword “sand”] or phone 416-586-5797 [the Program ID is 8602] or email programs@rom.on.ca

   The SSEA Symposium is held in conjunction with 1 1/2 days of 20-minute scholarly presentations:  


This year’s Scholars’ Colloquium will take place in The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park Cres. , Toronto on November 30th and December 2nd, 2012.   Friday, November 30th (Day 1) will take place from 9am to 5pm.  December 2nd (Day 2) will be devoted to Papers Dedicated to Dr. J.S. Holladay, Jr. and will take place from 1pm to 5pm in the Eaton Theatre of the Royal Ontario Museum.   Entry via the Group (South) Entrance on Queens' Park.     Attendance at the Scholars' Colloquium events is free and open to all.  However, museum admission must be paid to access the galleries.

For more information on the Symposium and Colloquium, please email info@thessea.org

Contact Information
M. Trumpour (phone); Lyn Green (email)


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