EEO/SC Events

About Our Lectures

Prominent Egyptologists and archaeologists from all over the world deliver EEO/SC’s illustrated monthly lectures about Ancient Egypt. The talks cover a wide variety of topics, often about discoveries, theories or inside information that have not yet been released to the media.

Lectures are usually held on Saturday afternoons at about 5:00 pm, in public and private Los Angeles venues. To assist with speaker honorariums, we ask for a small donation at the door.

Before and after each lecture, appetizers and beverages are served, and attendees have an opportunity to socialize with the speaker and other attendees. Speakers usually take questions after lectures. For most (but not all) venues, attendees are welcome to bring wine to share.


Recent Lectures

September 2016: Dr. Diana Craig Patch, Lila Acheson Curator in Charge, Dept. of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: "Lapis Lazuli: Ancient Egypt's 'Splendid and Costly Stone'"

October 2016: Dr. David A. Anderson, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse: "Gazelles, Catfish and Cows: Ritual Activity in the Predynastic Settlement of el-Mahâsna"

November 2016: Dr. Renée Friedman
Director, Hierakonpolis Expedition:
"Hierakonpolis: New Discoveries in the City of the Falcon"

December 2016: Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University: "Every Tomb Tells a Story"

January 2017: Dr. Kara Cooney,
Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, University of California Los Angeles:"Recycling the Afterlife: New Data on 21st-Dynasty Coffin Reuse"

February 2017: Dr. Ellen Morris, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Classics & Ancient Studies, Barnard College: "Merneptah and the Temple of Ba’al at Ugarit"

March 2017: Dr. Nadine Moeller,
Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago: "The Ahmose Tempest Stela: An ancient Egyptian account of a natural catastrophe. Chronological implications and the archaeological evidence"

April 2017: UCLA doctoral student presentations: Roselyn Campbell:
"Hard Times at Edfu: The Life and Death of Three Individuals in Ancient Egypt;" Jacob Damm: "Pots and People: Canaanite Responses to the Collapse of the New Kingdom Empire at Jaffa;"Carrie Arbuckle: "Art, Politics, Chaos, and Wood: The Significance of Second Intermediate Period Rishi Coffins"

May 2017: Laurel Bestock, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Egyptology, and Art History, Brown University: "The Role of Imagery of Violence and Power in the Ideology of Early Egypt"

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Next Event

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Laurel Bestock

Dr. Jessica Tompkins
Brown University

$20 Nonmembers (open to the public)
$15 EEO/SC and ARCE/OC members
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For more information, please call 213-792-0832. 

2017 Event Schedule

Josef WegnerSaturday, October 14, 2017
"The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain: Recent Investigations in a Royal Necropolis at Abydos"
Dr. Josef Wegner
Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Curator, Penn Museum

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Dr. Peter F. Dorman
Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut