Book of the Dead Exhibit Events and Lectures

 


LECTURES AND TALKS


Monday, October 9, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm:  Foy Scalf (Oriental Institute, Unviersity of Chicago) and Rita Lucarelli (University of California, Berkeley)
A discussion of Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt
The Seminary Co-op
Event Location:
The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Foy Scalf (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
"Reviving the Book of the Dead: New Insights into Ancient Egyptian Religious Literature"
*A 30 minute tour of the special exhibit Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt will begin at 4:30 pm. The talk will begin at 5:00 pm.
Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt
Event Location:
Oriental Institute, LaSalle Banks Room
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Emily Teeter (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
Gallery Talk: Ancient Egyptian Religion
Event Location:
Oriental Institute, Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Foy Scalf (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
Gallery Talk: Ancient Egyptian Theology
Join the Head of the Research Archives, Foy Scalf, PhD, for a discussion about ancient Egyptian theology. His talk will focus on how the ancient Egyptians envisioned divinity and how humans beings fit into those conceptions. Particular emphasis will be given to the dead's role in the pantheon.
Event Location:
Oriental Institute, Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637


CURATOR TOURS


Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tour 1: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunchtime Tour for Humanities Day
Tour 2: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunchtime Tour for Humanities Day
Event Location:
Oriental Institute
Join curator Foy Scalf for a tour of the newest research on the Book of the Dead and explore how through text and elaborate imagery Ancient Egyptians sought to live forever as gods.


ADULT/FAMILY PROGRAMS


Course: Hieroglyphica: The History of Egyptology (8 weeks)
This course is a hybrid course and has simultaneous online and on-site sections.
On-site class: This course will run for eight weeks every Thursday from October 5 to November 30 (no class on Thanksgiving Day) at 5:30-7:30pm at the Oriental Institute Room 210.
On-line class: October 5-December 3, 2017

Course Description:
By the 3rd century BCE, Egypt had already gained an international reputation as the source for wisdom and learning. Pilgrims from across the ancient Mediterranean traveled to Egypt to study ancient texts in its schools and temples. This fascination has continued until the present day and it has been formalized by the academic discipline of Egyptology. In Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology, students will explore the history of Egyptomania by tracing its origins in the ancient world to the modern scholars of today through readings, lectures, and discussions. This course is a hybrid course with onsite and online components. Onsite classroom lectures and discussions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing through the online Canvas course.

Instructor: Dr. Foy Scalf, Head of Research Archives, Oriental Institute

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