This past Wednesday, Steven Shubert gave an intriguing talk on Egyptianising elements in the famous second century BC Nilotic Mosaic at a lecture event hosted by the Toronto Chapter of the SSEA. Speakers for their summer programme this year have explored sites not as well-known outside of academic circles. The final talk of this series took the audience across the Mediterranean to the Italian site of Palestrina (ancient Praeneste).
In this SSEA Summer lecture, Gayle Gibson spoke on "Tanis: the Second-hand Capital and its Untouched Royal Tombs" focussing on the reuse of the site and its royal tombs.
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.