Lecture by Aidan Dodson: The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt

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Lecture by Aidan Dodson: The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt

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The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California chapter, and the UC Berkeley Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol:

"The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt"

Sunday April 28, 2024, 3 PM Pacific Time
Room 20, Social Sciences Building, UC Berkeley

This in-person lecture will be recorded for later posting on YouTube.


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Statues of various rulers of the late 25th Dynasty–early Napatan period. From left to right: Tantamani, Taharqa (rear), Senkamanisken, again Tantamani (rear), Aspelta, Anlamani, again Senkamanisken; Kerma Museum of Twenty-fifth Dynasty Egypt. (Image from Wikimedia Commons.)

About the Lecture:

For a few decades during the 8th to 7th centuries BC, there was a remarkable reversal of the age-old imperial domination of Nubia by Egypt. In the wake of the fragmentation of the Egyptian state during the 8th century, the Kushite state that had evolved in Nubia since Egyptian withdrawal at the beginning of the 11th century expanded northwards, ultimately absorbing the south of Egypt, including Thebes itself. Having established themselves as overlords of the various regional rulers in Egypt, the Nubian pharaohs led a national revival in Egypt, until an Assyrian onslaught drove them back into Nubia, where their composite of Egyptian and Nubian culture would survive into the 4th century AD.

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About the Speaker:

Aidan Mark Dodson is an English Egyptologist and historian. He has been honorary professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol since August 1, 2018. Born in London on September 11, 1962, he studied at Langley Grammar School (1975–81), before moving to Collingwood College, Durham (1981-2). He completed a BA at the University of Liverpool (1985), and an MPhil (1986, museum practice and archaeology) and PhD (1995, Egyptology) at Christ's College, Cambridge. He began teaching at the University of Bristol in October 1996, also holding the post of Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo from January to July 2013. Dodson was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003. His primary research interests concern Ancient Egypt, including dynastic history and chronology, tomb architecture, sarcophagus and coffin design, canopic equipment, and the history of Egyptology; he is also a historian of late 19th and early 20th century navies, and has written on the royal tombs of Great Britain. He is the author of some 27 books and 400 articles and reviews. His latest book, The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt: Their Lives and Afterlives, was published by the American University in Cairo Press at the end of 2023.

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