As part of our mission statement, the Toronto Chapter organizes three series of lectures each year to correspond with the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Most events are free and open to the public, and they represent Egyptological scholarship worldwide.

What is planned for this year?

Fall 2018

Lecture: Update on Theban Tomb TT 16

  • Who? Dr. Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Sep. 20 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Disturbing the Balance: Heart Scarabs and Morality

  • Who? Erin Ingram (University of Toronto)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Watery landscapes in ancient Egypt and why they mattered

  • Who? Dr. John Baines (University of Oxford)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Building Egypt in the West

  • Who? Sherine el-Sebaie (University of Toronto)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Spring 2019

Lecture: In Search of Egypt in Canada: Egyptomania in Montréal, 1838-2018

  • Who? Guillaume Sellier (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Crocodile Mummies, Nazis, and the Garden of Eden. Unpublished Italian Excavations at Tebtunis in the Fayyum, 1929-1936

  • Who? Dr. Ian Begg (Trent University)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Ramesses I : The Pharaoh from the Falls

  • Who? Gayle Gibson (Royal Ontario Museum)
  • When and Where? Thursday, Mar. 7 at 7.30 pm – 100 St. George Street

Lecture: Practical Apotheosis: Becoming God and (De-)Constructing the Afterlife in Egypt’s New Kingdom

  • Who? Dr. Joshua Roberson (University of Memphis)
  • When and Where? Friday, April 26 at 7.30 pm –  100 St. George Street

Lecture: Secrets of Egyptian Antiquities – New Discoveries

  • Who? Dr. Mamdouh Mohamed El-Damaty (Ain Shams University)
  • When and Where? Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm – 100 St. George Street

Summer 2019

Lecture: Best Friends forever: dogs & cats in ancient egypt

  • Who? Gayle Gibson (Royal Ontario Museum)
  • When and Where? Saturday, July 20 at 6 pm – Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street
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