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In collaboration with the African Studies Center and Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

March 18th, 2017

Archaeologist Jennifer Gates-Foster will discuss how life in Egypt changed during the era of Greek and Roman rule (4th century BC-7th century AD). She will discuss changes in the administration and organization of the country and its cities, including Alexandria, as well as the transformations that took in religious practices, domestic settings and burial customs. Next, author and Arabic scholar, Doria El-Kerdany, will speak about her hometowns of Cairo and Mansoura and offer insight into the daily lives of Egyptians today including issues of education, entertainment, politics and religion.  Our seminar will conclude with a panel discussion featuring both scholars fielding your questions on Egypt past, present, or future.

Topics and Speakers

Being Egyptian under Macedonian and Roman Rule
Jennifer Gates-Foster, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology

Egypt Today
Doria El-Kerdany, Lecturer in Arabic

Past, Present, or Future of Egypt
A panel discussion with our speakers

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017. The tuition is $65 or register for all 4 Dialogue seminars for $200.00.  A meal will not be offered with this seminar.


This event will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro Street., Chapel Hill, NC 27516).


For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.