Date: 7:30 – 9:00pm, 02-Nov-2012
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
The Middle Kingdom (2055 – 1650 BCE) was a period in Egypt in which the political fragmentation of the First Intermediate Period was brought to bear under a strong monarchy. Not only did this period saw the consolidation of imperial rule but it also witnessed the flourishing of ancient Egyptian literature and new cannons in artistic styles. In addition, ancient Egyptian interest in Nubia was at a high point which led to the establishment of the Nubian cataract fortresses. In this lecture, Julius will highlight the points of reference of Middle Kingdom art in artifact examples and relate them with the historical record.
About the speaker:
Julius Szekrenyes is the Calgary Chapter’s SSEA president. 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.
Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.