Egypt in its African Context

3-4 October 20095544-bes-amulet

The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

Preliminary announcement

A two-day symposium discussing interpretations of ancient Egyot from an African perspective, exploring the ‘African-ness’ of ancient Egyptian culture and ways of presenting Egypt in its African context in museums, literature and the media.

Key note speakers:

Dr Shomarka Keita, affiliated with Howard University and the Smithsonian Institution, USA

Professor Abadayo Folorunso, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Professor Maulena Karenga, California State University, USA

Dr Sally-Ann Ashton, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Dr Kimani Nehusi, University of East London

Screening of the film, Nubian Spirit: The African legacy of the Nile Valley, by Louis Buckley, with a Q&A session with the director.

Call for papers to be circulated in early May 2009.

Please contact Karen Exell on if you are interested in attending or participating.


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One response to “Egypt in its African Context

  1. Zeech

    I hope it’s ok to post this here. But I am in London and would like to attend, budget style. So I am interested in car pooling or renting some floor space for that weekend.

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