Saturday, April 21, 2018
From Past to Present: Pioneering Women in Egyptology
11:00-11:30 am Add
126 Barrows Hall
This talk will focus on remarkable women such as Phoebe Hearst, who funded one of the first American archaeological missions to Egypt and influenced the field of Egyptology at UC Berkeley. Recent fieldwork by UC Berkeley's El Hibeh excavation team will also be explored, highlighting new technology and innovative robots used at this site to navigate looters' tunnels and to explore new areas of discoveries. This event is part of "Poets, Pioneers and Peacemakers: Women's Voices Spanning the Near East to the Steps of Sproul Hall," a four-part series of talks from 10 a.m.-noon in 126 Barrows Hall. All are welcome.
Brooke Norton, Ph.D. Student, Near Eastern Studies