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 2017

Lecture: Dialogue or Coercion: Social Pressure in Ancient Egypt

  • Who? Guillaume Bouchard Labonté
  • When and Where: Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm – 5 Bancroft Ave.

Lecture: From Lepsius to WWII – The History of German Egyptology in the 19th and early 20th centuries

  • Who? Dr. Susanne Voss-Kern (German Archaeological Institute/DAI, Berlin/Cairo)
  • When and Where: Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 pm – 5 Bancroft Ave.

Spring 2018

Lecture: Maces and Daggers from the ROM’s Egyptian Collection

  • Who? Carla Mesa Guzzo (University of Toronto)
  • When and Where? Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm – 5 Bancroft Ave.

Lecture: Khufu’s Harbour

  • Who? Dr. Pierre Tallet (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • When and Where? Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm – 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East

Lecture: Of Fish and Vendors: The Khnum Temple Graffiti Project

  • Who? Dr. Jitse Dijkstra (University of Ottawa)
  • When and Where? Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm – 569 Spadina Crescent

Lecture: Rebirth and Transformation in the Abydos Landscape

  • Who? Dr. Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner (University of Toronto)
  • When and Where? Friday, Mar. 23 at 7 pm – venue TBD

Lecture: Shadows and Droplets: timekeeping instruments from Ancient Egypt

  • Who? Dr. Sarah Symons (McMaster University)
  • When and Where? Friday, Apr. 13 at 7 pm – venue TBD

Lecture: The Pyramid Complex of Senwosret III at Dahshur: Discoveries and Enigmas

  • Who? Dr. Adela Oppenheim (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • When and Where? Friday, May 11 at 7 pm – venue TBD
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