Movie: A Film about the Old Kingdom – Part 2, 03-Feb-2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 02-Dec-2011

Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2

Description:

Continuing our journey into the Old Kingdom, we will watch a movie about that time period.  This movie will complement our last meeting nicely as we explore aspects of the Old Kingdom’s formative role in ancient Egyptian culture.  We hope to see you there and hope that 2012 has been good to you so far.

Location:

Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.

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Movie: A Film about the Old Kingdom, 02-Dec-2011

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 02-Dec-2011

Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2

Calgary SSEA - Old Kingdom DVD Image

Description:

For our attendees, we present a movie about a formative time in ancient Egypt, the Old Kingdom (2686 – 2181 BCE).  The film will explore the aspects of the Old Kingdom’s hallmark administration and architectural feats.  This film will give you a good idea on how the Old Kingdom fits in with Egyptian history and why this period is seen by many to be the hallmark of ancient Egypt’s grandeur.  We hope to see you there!

Location:

Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.

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Lecture: Predynastic Egypt – Before The Pharaohs

Predynastic Egypt – Before The Pharaohs

Date: 7:30 – 9:00pm, 04-Nov-2011

Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2


Description:

Our long-range plan is to give a step-by-step History of Ancient Egypt, from earliest human habitation down to Roman occupation.  We have already covered Paleolithic and Neolithic development, and this lecture will cover the 1000 years of late Predynastic Egypt when the patterns of Egyptian civilization were laid down.

About the speaker:

Julius Szekrenyes is our Calgary SSEA predident and was also president  from our formation up to 1989.  He has had a life-long interest in Ancient Egypt and has taught Ancient Egyptian history at U. of C. Continuing Education for 15 years.  In a previous life, he was a pathologist.

Location:

Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.

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Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

Ancient Egyptian Scarabs: An Overview

Date: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm , 07-Oct-2011

Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2

Description:

The image of a scarab beetle has come to represent an icon for ancient Egyptian civilization in modern times.  Given that scarabs were produced throughout the course of pharaonic history, their development and material context can tell us a lot about an archaeological site or find.  Looking at first at how the scarab beetle was integrated into the ancient Egyptian “cosmic deity” pantheon, we will then examine their artistic (and textual) development.  The aim of this lecture is to provide attendees with a few rough guidelines on how to date scarabs and differentiate commemorative scarabs in museums.

About the Speaker:

Nicholas Wernick is a Calgarian currently studying for his PhD in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.  The main topic of his thesis is ancient Egyptian fortifications in the Late Bronze Age and what the nature of ancient Egyptian imperialism in the Levant was like during the 19th & 20th Dynasties.  In addition to his PhD work, he has been published in academic journals and Ancient Egypt Magazine.

Location:

We are moving to a new location this fall. We have booked room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.

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Membership Payment Change

Notice: Please Send Your Membership Payment to the National Office

We have decided that it would be easier for the executive if members sent their membership fees directly to the national office. You can find more information at the national website: www.thessea.org

Please let the treasurer know that you have submitted you fees so we know who is a member.

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