Congratulations to our three new PhDs!

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology  is very pleased to congratulate our three newest colleagues on their successful completion to candidacy and defense of their dissertations: 

Dr. Guan Yuzhen, "The Treatment of Eclipses in Early Chinese Astral Sciences"

Dr. Kathryn Howley, "The Royal Pyramid Tombs of Nuri: Cultural Interaction between Nubia and Egypt in the Middle Napatan Period"

Dr. Julia Troche, "Origins of Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt"

We give you our warm best wishes for your continued success.

(Distributed May 19, 2015)

Julia Troche

The department is very pleased to announce that PhD candidate Julia Troche for her outstanding presentation at ARCE last week, where she received Third Place of all the papers presented for her work, "On the Origins of Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt."  Congratulations, Julia!   Additionally, former under graduateJulia TrocheJulia Troche Katherine Davis '10, now at Johns Hopkins for her PhD, was also recognized for her exceptional work.  Wonderful for the recipients and for the whole department. 

(Distributed April 30, 2015)

Conference "Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk"

March 23-24, 2015, University Paris Diderot, Paris
Building Condorcet, Room 646A Mondrian.

This international conference is co-organized by Christine Proust and John Steele and supported by the European project SAW (CNRS & University Paris Diderot) and the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University.

(Distributed October 30, 2014)

Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing/M. Willis Monroe, Graduate Student, Participates in Research of Tokens

An ancient token-based recording system from before the dawn of history was rendered obsolete by the birth of writing, according to popular wisdom. But now, latest excavations show that, in fact, these clay tokens were integral to administrative functions right across the Assyrian empire – millennia after this system was believed to have vanished.

(Distributed August 4, 2014)
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