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Dr. Silvia Štubňová awarded Deans Faculty Fellowship

Silvia Štubňová was one of six PhD recipients across the disciplines to receive the honor of a Visiting Assistant Professorship for the Spring 2020 semester.  Through this award Silvia was supported to design and teach her own class.  Titled “Life on the Nile: Ancient Egypt beyond the Pharaohs", it has been well-received by her students and will be a strong addition to her curriculum vitae. You continue to develop your talents, Silvia, congratulations!

(Distributed February 24, 2020)

Presenting Dr. Silvia Štubňová

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!

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(Distributed December 10, 2019)

Shiyanthi Thavapalan's Book Launch Reception

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!

(Distributed December 5, 2019)

Passing of Lanny D. Bell

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 BellLanny 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.

(Distributed August 31, 2019)

Shiyanthi Thavapalan Wins Prestigious Award

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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!

(Distributed August 14, 2019)
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