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The African Studies Center (ASC) sponsors conferences, lectures, exhibits, film series, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to foster understanding of Africa among members of the U-M community and the public  and to advance the exchange of resources and knowledge between U-M and its partners in Africa.

In addition to our yearly programming, ASC considers funding requests to cosponsor lectures, events, performances,  and activities that coincide with the our mission to promote a broad and deep understanding of the region. Request to cosponsor an event»

Exhibition Opening Lecture | Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan

Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis
Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:30-7:00 PM
Trotter Multicultural Center Map
This exhibition presents a group of unusual finds from a Kelsey Museum field project in northern Sudan: figural graffiti carved in antiquity by visitors to the site of El-Kurru, which was a pyramid cemetery of kings and queens of ancient Kush in the first millennium BCE. In the opening lecture, exhibition co-curators Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis discuss the historical context and meaning of the graffiti, as well as their work to discover, catalogue, understand, and preserve them.

Reception follows at the Kelsey Museum.

Geoff Emberling is an associate research scientist at the Kelsey Museum and co-director of the International Kurru Archaeological Project. Suzanne Davis is an associate curator and head of Conservation at the Kelsey Museum

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this lecture, please contact the education office (734-647-4167) at least two weeks in advance. We ask for advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Trotter Multicultural Center
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Africa, Archaeology, Exhibition, Lecture, Museum
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