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 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.
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.
Graduate student Kathryn Howley will be featured in the National Geographic documentary 'Rise of the Black Pharoahs' airing October 1, 2014 at 10:00PM on PBS. The documentary was filmed while Kathryn was doing fieldwork at el Kurru in Sudan.
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.