On conjunction with The Dallas Museum of Natural History Association, The institute for the Study of Earth and Man at SMU, and the Dallas County Community College District, D Magazine is proud to present The Ramses the Great Lecture Series. This series of lectures will he presented throughout the Ramses exhibit (March 5 to August 27), and will bring authorities on some of the most fascinating : topics in Egyptian history and culture to Dallas. The lecture series is an integral part of the Ramses exhibit. With it we hope to make this legendary eveni even more accessible to the community by providing additional avenues and opportunities for learning. For 15 years D Magazine has avidly supported and protected the progress and growth of the arts and humanities in Dallas. Our support of Ramses the Great is further acknowledgement of our commitment to the cultural future of our city. Please join us for one or all of these lectures. We promise a fact-filled adventure into the ancient world of the Pharaoh, a world filled with mystery, magic and imagination. A world in which the past can lead to a better understanding of the future.
THE PHARAOH SERIES
The folowing four lectures will be held in McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus. The lectures begin at 8:00 pm. Individual tickets are $15.00; all four lectures are $40.00.
THE GREAT KINGS- March 6
A descriptive account of ancient Egypt, as exemplified by the achievements of divine pharaohs, including Ramses the Great.
Lectneer: Dr.Zahi Hawass, General Director of the Great Pyramids complex at Giza and Saqqara EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE RAMESSIDE AGE – April 3
A descriptive account of ancient Egypt, as exemplified by the common working man. Lecturer: Dr, Edward Brovarski. Research Curator for the Department of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY-INTERNATIONAL TRADE & THE GOLDEN AGE OF ANCIENT EGYPT-May 1
A descriptive account of ancient Egypt, as exemplified by the import and export with other major civilizations. Lecturer Dr. Faith Hentschel. Central Connecticut State College
TEMPLES AND ROYAL TOMBS EGYPT-May 22
A descriptive account of ancient Egypt, as exemplified by its monumental architecture.
Lecturer: Dr David O’Connor, associate professor of Egyptology at theUniversity of Pennsylvania
THE EGYPT SERIES
The following lectures will he held twice. Once in the Ramses Theater in the Fair Park Automobile Building(sponsored by J.C. Penney) and once at a Dallas County Community College. All lectures begin at 7:30 pm. Individual tickets are $6.00 a one month series is $15.00.
MARCH – THE GREAT KINGS
March 13-THE WORLD’S FIRST KINGS
Lecturer: Bruce Williams, research associate with the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
March 20 – THE GREAT KINGS OF EGYPT
Lecturer: John Baines, professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford
March 27 – SGULPTURE OF RAMSES THE GREAT
Lecturer: Alan May, member of the International Association of Egyptologists
APRIL – PARADISE OR PURGATORY
April 10 – MUMMIES: WHAT THEY CAN TELL US
Lecturer: Jim Harris, paleopathological researcher with doctoral degrees in orthodontics and genetics.
Lecturer John Holbert. professor of Old Testament Studies for the Perkins School of Theology at SMU.
April 24 – SHATTERED DOLLS AND THE ANGRY DEAD:CURSES & LOVE CHARMS OF ANCIENT EGYPT Lectuter: Robert Ritner of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
MAY – DISCOVERY
May 8 – IN COVERING THE PAST
Lecturer: Doug Connor who received his Ph. D inarchaology from SMU
May 29 – THE PREDECESSORS OF THE PHARAOHS: PREHISTORIC PEOPLES ALONG THE NO.1
Lecturer: Fred Wendorf, founder of the Department of Anthropology at SMU
May 15 – RIVER BETWEEN TWO DESERTS: GEOARCHAEOLOGY OF EGYPT
Lecturer: C Reid Rerring, professor at the University of North Texas
JUNE – THE GREAT BUILDERS AND THINKERS
June 5 – ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MEDICINE
Lecturer: Dr. Ismail Barrada Houston physician
June19 – EGYPTIAN THEBES TRANSEORMED: THE RISE OF RAMESSIDE AREMTECTURE
Lecturer: Charles Van Siclen, former director of the Luxur, Egypt branch of the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute
July 3 – ARTISTS AND INNOVATORS
Lecturer: Karl Kilinsky, professor of Art History for the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
JULY – A DAY IN THE LIFE.
July 10 – WHAT THE TEMPIES TILL US ABOUT DAILY LIFE
Lecturer: Lanny Bell, the current director of the Luxor, Egypt branch of the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute
July 17 – IN THE FOOTS TEPS OF THE PHARAOHS: TODAY’S EGYPT
Lecturer: Bedair Elgamrawy, Consul General for the Arab Republic of Egypt in Houston
July 24 – “IN THEIR OWN WRITE”.
Lecturer: David Silverman, Associate Curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum
AUGUST – EGYPT, GIFT OF RIVER
August 7 – THE EARTH PROVIDES: THE ENVIRONMENT AND RISE OF CIVILIZATION IN EGYPT
Lecturer: Fekri Hassan,archaeological advisor to the minister of colore of Egypt
August 14 – A GOD’S EYE VIEW FORM SPACE
Lecturer: Tom Sever, Remote Sensing invesllgator/arcgaeikigust for NASA
August 21- ARCHITECTS OF THE NEW EGYPT THE NEWS DAM AND THE PROPLE OF THE NILE
Lecturer: Larry Banks,U.S. Army Corns of Egyptian.
By D Magazine