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Fatimah Tobing Rony, “Resisting Visual Biopolitics: Theory and Practice”

From the Brown Arts Institute and the Department of Modern Culture and Media:

Please join the Brown Arts Institute and the Department of Modern Culture and Media:

A lecture by Fatimah Tobing Rony, Professor and Chair, Film and Media Studies, Professor Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
“Resisting Visual Biopolitics: Theory and Practice”
January 20, 2022 @ 3:30 PM Via Zoom

Through the story of Annah la Javanaise, a trafficked 13-year-old girl who was found wandering the streets of Paris in 1893 and who became the maid and model of painter Paul Gauguin, Fatimah Tobing Rony introduces theories of visual biopolitics to examine those who are allowed to live and those who are allowed to die, in representations of Indonesian women.  In her talk she will be screening her short animated film, Annah la Javanaise . 

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ArchaeoCon 2022

From Archaeological Institute of America:

ArchaeoCon 2022 is Saturday, March 5! Join us for a virtual celebration of archaeology with live presentations and activities. Adventurer Josh Gates, Egyptologist Kara Cooney, and underwater archaeologist James Delgado will return with exciting content. Archaeologists Ilaria Patania and Debby Sneed will both make their ArchaeoCon debuts. Register by February 13 to secure your early bird ticket and save!

AIA: Archaeology Abridged with Dr. Kate Liszka

From the Archaeological Institute of America: 

Join us for the first Archaeology Abridged webinar of 2022!

On Thursday, January 20 at 1:00 pm ET, Dr. Kate Liszka will present “Operation Amethyst: How Egyptian Kings and Queens got their Bling 4000 years ago” via Zoom.

In her talk, Dr. Liska will discuss the dangers and extremes that thousands of Ancient Egyptians faced to acquire amethyst for the Pharaohs. As the Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition to the Eastern Desert, Dr. Liszka leads a team that has studied the archaeological evidence for these ancient desert expeditions and also has firsthand experience with many of the perils that the ancient explorers would have faced.  By investigating the archaeology, art, and inscriptions from Wadi el-Hudi in the Egyptian Eastern Desert, Dr. Liszka will guide us through the whole thrilling process of amethyst acquisition: from finding it, to mining it, while surviving the dangers of the desert.

Dr. Kate Liszka is Assistant Professor with the Department of History at California State University, San Bernardino. She earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and from 2012 to 2015 was a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Princeton University.  Her areas of specialization include Nubians in Egypt, the Medjay, ethnicity and identity in Antiquity, multicultural Interactions in frontier regions, the Pangrave Archaeological Culture, and large-scale mining expeditions in Antiquity.  Dr. Liszka is the Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition in the Egyptian Eastern Desert.

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ARCE Lecture: Rethinking Tutankhamun: Icon, Industry, Empire

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) will be hosting the lecture, “Rethinking Tutankhamun: Icon, Industry, Empire,” with Professor Christina Riggs on January 23, 2022 at 2 PM EDT.

About the lecture (text from ARCE): “When it was discovered in 1922, in an Egypt newly independent of the British Empire, the 3,300-year-old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world. The boy-king became a household name overnight and kickstarted an international obsession that endures to this day. From pop culture and politics to tourism and the heritage industry, it’s impossible to imagine the twentieth century without the discovery of Tutankhamun – yet so much of the story remains untold. How – and why – did the 20th century turn Tutankhamun into an icon and an industry, and in the 21st century, what does his story have to say about Egyptology and the aftermaths of empire?”

Members Only

January 23, 2022


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Penn Museum – Global Voyagers: Destination China

Explore the secrets of the Penn Museum collection from home! You control the journey by voting on activities with your fellow explorers. Tour Egypt without breaking a sweat and journey through Mesopotamian cities without aching feet. These virtual tours are highly interactive, with built-in polls and quizzes to keep you guessing till the very end.

Join the crew for a digital journey to ancient China. See some of the oldest writings of the early emperors and decipher their meaning. Uncover the legacy of Silk Road merchants and traders. Trace a history written in beautiful artwork and inspiring monuments. Your fellow voyagers will help you explore along the way!

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