Functions and public lectures

Functions and public lectures

Details of the 2017 Events and Functions

                                             WEIDENBACH SYSPOSIUM

Max Weidenbach on expedition in Egypt (1842-1845) and a life on three continents in Germany, Egypt and Australia

                                                           September 14-15. 2007
                                                    Australian Hearing Hub Theatre 1


The symposium will take place over two consecutive days and will be hosted by the Department of International Studies and the Department of Ancient History. It will be opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Martina Mollering and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Lothar Freischlader.

Thursday evening Sept 14 - 6.30-8.30pm: Setting the scene: 4 brief illustrated public lectures.

Friday Sept. 15 -9.00 for 9.30-5.00 pm: Full day workshop on aspects of the Weidenbach Diary and Weidenbach in Australia.

                                        All members and guests are welcome to attend the symposium.

                                                      Entry is FREE but booking is essential

                                                          Parking is FREE when booked online

A booking link will be provided to members as soon as is is available. For those who cannot enroll online, please contact the ACE office.

                                       Enrollments will be taken for Thursday, Friday or both days.

                                            FREE PUBLIC LECTURES

                                                            Tuesday September 19,2017

                                                          Australian Hearing Hub Theatre 1

                                                                        6.60-8.30 pm

The Australian Centre for Egyptology invites you to join us for the Michelle McLean Travel Scholarship Recipients for 2015 and 2016 reporting to the members of the Rundle Foundation. The Speakers are two recent PhD graduates in Egyptology:

Dr Julien Cooper (now Oxford), will talk about Camels, gold, and normal kings: the History of the Blemmyes.

Dr Aaron de Souza (Macquarie) will discuss The Pan-Grave Enigma: New discoveries from Egypt, Nubia, and the Eastern Desert

                                                                        FREE ENTRY

                              ANNUAL DINNER AND FREE PUBLIC LECTURE

                                                          Saturday October 28, 2017

                                                        The Heritage Function Centre

                                                        Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

The Annual Dinner this year will be proceeded by a free public lecture by Prof. Naguib Kanawati who will talk about his work at Beni Hassan and the Royal Governors at El-Qusiya

The after dinner guest speaker will be Dr Frederick Hardtke who recently completed his PhD at Macquarie University. Frederick's interests involve Predynastic Egypt and its iconography, specifically its expansion through rock art. Frederick comes to rock art with a background in archaeology, having been involved in archaeological fieldwork since 1998 when he commenced working with the Macquarie University mission ro Helwan. His fieldwork thereafter took him to the Western Desert of Egypt, with work at the Dakhleh Oasis in both excavations and rock art recording. Frederick became a member of the Hierajonpolis Expedition in 2009, where he has, till now, managed a dedicated rock art survey project on the site.

                                                    Cost of the Lecture:   FREE

                                            Cost of the dinner: $70.00 per person,
             includes a delicious buffet meal with a carvery, salads, hot dishes and dessert, coffee and tea.

Members are invited to attend either or both functions, but for seating purposes bookings are essential.

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