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August 2018

Reuse of New Kingdom Monuments and Visitors’ Graffiti in Late and Graeco-Roman Period Elkab

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Since 2016, the Oxford Expedition to Elkab has extended its work of epigraphic recording and publication to the Late and Graeco-Roman Period monuments and inscriptions in the necropolis and the adjacent Wadi Hillal. Recording of the inscribed material, which mainly consists of unpublished graffiti and secondary inscriptions, is proceeding hand-in-hand with the re-documentation of the entirety of the monuments and architectural structures that host them (New Kingdom and later tomb chapels, the Ramesside/Ptolemaic hemispeos, and the temple of Amenhotep III),…

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September 2018

Fellowship Funding Workshop

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Interested in learning more about the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM), Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM), Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) and other extramural funding opportunities? Want to know what it takes to make a successful proposal?   Chérie Francis currently works in the Fellowships & Financial Services unit of UCLA’s Graduate Division. Dr. Francis sees her 31-year career in higher education as having offered a series of opportunities to inform others about the benefits of an undergraduate and/or graduate education and…

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Ice Cream Social

September 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Stop by to have a delicious treat and learn about the different majors and minors offered by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Meet other students in the majors and minors, as well as current faculty. Non-dairy options will be available!

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October 2018

The Relationship of Egyptian and Semitic

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  It has long been known that the ancient Egyptian language is related to the Semitic language family, but the details of this relationship are still not fully understood. In this lecture, we will look at the major similarities (and differences) of the two language groups, including topics in phonology, morphology, and the lexicon, with an eye towards identifying inherited Afroasiatic features. We will also look at how Egyptian and some dialects of Northwest Semitic influenced one another as a…

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