Oriental Institute to host symposium on Egypt

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is hosting a Graduate Student Symposium, March 1, sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

The symposium, which will take place at 5 p.m. at the museum, 1155 E. 58th St., will include presentations by Natasha Ayers, who will speak on “Preliminary Observations on the Ceramic Corpus and Chronological Phasing of the late Second Intermediate Period through the early 18th Dynasty at Tell Edfu;” U. of C. graduate student Kathryn Bandy, whose discussion is titled “From Workers to Institutions: Translating the Tell Edfu Ostraca” and U. of C. graduate student Oren Spiegel, who will discuss “Third Millennium B.C.E Citadel Walls and the Emergence of an ‘Early Formal’ Egyptian Military Architecture.”

A light reception follows the event.

For more information, visit arce.org or call 773-702-1062.