LECTURE: Edward William Lane and Ancient Egypt Find us
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Jason Thompson
Speaker: Dr. Jason Thompson, Bates College
Location: La Salle Bank Room, The Oriental Institute
This free lecture is held at the Oriental Institute, LaSalle Bank Room. 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, 60637.
Description: Edward William Lane (1801-1876) is well remembered as one of the greatest of nineteenth-century orientalists. It is not generally recognized, however, that his original inspiration came from ancient Egypt. And even after Lane’s primary research interests transposed to modern Arab society and language, ancient Egypt remained in his thoughts and work. Jason Thompson explores the many significant Egyptological achievements of Edward William Lane and explains why their impact was so tragically limited.
About the Speaker: Dr. Jason Thompson (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1987) is a writer and historian who has lived and worked in Egypt for more than ten years. He is currently a visiting associate professor of history at Bates College. His recent publications include a biography of Edward William Lane and a history of Egypt from earliest times to the present. He is now completing a history of Egyptology.
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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
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