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28/08/2017 - 16:20hs

Lecture cycle to discuss Ancient Egypt

Study group is organizing an event on September 14 at Fluminense Federal University in Niterói (RJ). Egyptian art and community organization at the time of the pharaohs will be the topics.

São Paulo – Egyptian art and communities in the time of the pharaohs will be the topics of lectures scheduled for September 14 at Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in Niterói, in Rio de Janeiro’s metro region. The academics Daniele Liberato and Nely Feitoza will discuss the themes – which are part their research – and expert Beatriz Moreira da Costa will talk about the Kemet Study Group (GEKemet), the one organizing the event.

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Daniele is researching Egyptian art and is pursuing a doctorate on the meaning of colors in Ancient Egypt’s art at State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She got her master’s degree at the same school on the kneeling statues of the Late Period, the second-to-last period of Ancient Egypt.

Neli is a professor at Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) and will talk about the concept of village communities in the time of the pharaohs. She is currently researching the creation of the regular army of the New Kingdom and the relationship of Egyptians with nature and landscape.

Beatriz is currently studying for her master’s degree at UFF on the Roman domination of Ancient Egypt. She is one of the professors and organizers of the GEKemet. In the event’s opening, she will talk about the story of the study group, which gathers every fifteen days to discuss academic texts on Ancient Egypt. Created in 2013, the GEKemet includes professors, doctor’s and master’s degree holders and graduate and postgraduate students from many schools.

According to Beatriz, the 1st Lecture cycle of the Kemet Study Group is the start of celebrations of the group’s first five years. One of the features of the group is the fact it’s not exclusively focused on one school and is open to anyone interested in the topic. “The main goal is for people to have this space within the university, a public university, created for all,” says Beatriz.

The studies are the main focus, but the GEKemet also organizes events, such as the lecture cycle in September and a national meeting on Egypt studies, which took place earlier in the year, and publishes the material produced. The group started at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) and currently works from UFF, as part of the Ancient Interdisciplinary Studies Group (CEIA).

This is the first time the lecture cycle is organized, but it should take place every six months now, according to Beatriz. The meeting is open to academics and the public in general. According to the professor, there’s a concern for the talks to be didactic and accessible to all. The admission is free and previous registration is not required.

Quick info:
1st Lecture Cycle of the Kemet Study Group
September 14 (Thursday), at 2 pm
Auditorium (2nd floor) – Block O – Campus Gragoatá
Fluminense Federal University (UFF) – Niterói – RJ
Information: goo.gl/i4AUeQ

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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