Every few months, the Nile Scribes will bring you summaries of the latest ideas and discoveries in Egyptology, both from the field and the lab. We’ll introduce you to the newest archaeological finds or recently undusted manuscripts being rediscovered in museum collections, plus other theories stirring in the Egyptological Zeitgeist.
About ‘Meet an Egyptologist’
The Nile Scribes are excited to inaugurate ‘Meet an Egyptologist,’ a new blog series of interviews with leading Egyptologists from around the world. From answering questions about their life and career, they will also introduce you to their research interests and perspectives on the field of Egyptology. We want to use this series to help strengthen the public’s awareness of the Egyptological community, and to illustrate the varied careers and on-going research projects within the discipline.
On the eastern side of Toronto’s downtown is located the Anglican St. James Cemetery, a historic location in use since 1844. The cemetery, nestled on the side of a tree-protected ravine, is enveloped by a serene and tranquil aura and its residents lie in peace away from the bustling racket of the city. Near its entrance is also located the chapel of St. James-The-Less, which is over 150 years old and was designed by then-notable Toronto resident F.W. Cumberland.
Every other month we will update our readers on the most recent Egyptological publications. From accessible reads to peer-reviewed scholarship, we hope to illustrate the wide variety of topics discussed in Egyptology, and perhaps introduce you to your next read! Below are six newly released books from June and July (2017).
This past Wednesday, Annissa Malvoisin presented Meroë: Capital of Kush at a lecture event hosted by the Toronto Chapter of the SSEA. Annissa is a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Toronto in the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. She is interested in Egyptian-Nubian relations as well as ceramic typologies and plans on writing her dissertation on Meroitic ceramic cultures. The lecture covered the excavation history at Meroë, major structures at the site with special emphasis on the temples, some notable finds and their cultural markers, and the ceramic styles of Meroitic artisans.