Congratulations to Silvia, who successfully defended her dissertation today! With her are her committee members, Professors James Allen, Leo Depuydt, Matthew Rutz and, using the Zoom application to connect from EPHE (Paris), Andreas Stauder. Excellent work, Silvia!
The department of Egyptology and Assyriology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World celebrated Professor Shiyanthi Thavapalan's first book "The Meaning of Color in Ancient Mesopotamia" (actually her second publication, as she co-edited "The Value of Colour. Material and Economic Aspects of the Ancient World" with David Warburton). Well done, Shiyanthi!
It is with sadness the the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology shares the news of the passing of Professor Lanny D. Bell on August 26, 2019. Lanny Lanny Bellwas a kind and gifted teacher, researcher and friend to many and will be remembered long beyond that date. His full obituary can be accessed here.
The Department is very pleased to relay the news that Professor Shiyanthi Thavapalan received the International Association of Assyriologists (IAA) Dissertation award at this year's Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI) meeting in Paris July 8-12, 2019. Her dissertation, which is titled 'The Meaning of Colour in Ancient Mesopotamia' will be published by Brill Publishers later this year. Congratulations, Shiyanthi!
M Geoga Best Student PaperThe Department of Egyptology and Assyriology is very pleased to announce that Margaret (Maggie) Geoga has been awarded the Best Student Paper at the 2019 Annual American Research Center in Egypt conference. We are not surprised, but definitely proud of you, Maggie! Congratulations.