For release: April 2, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The Egyptology Graduate Student Association at the University of Memphis will host
its third annual student symposium Saturday, April 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
the Mitchell Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments
will be provided.
Graduate students in history and art history will present their Egyptological research.
Dr. Suzanne Onstine, assistant professor in the U of M’s Department of History will
give the keynote lecture at 2:30 p.m. Her topic will be “Research in the Theban tomb
of Panehsy and Tarenu (TT16) Luxor, Egypt.”
Dr. Suzanne Onstine
Since 2007, Onstine has carried out research and epigraphic work in TT16. The tomb
belonged to a priest, Panehsy, and his wife, Tarenu, a chantress, who lived during
the reign of Ramesses II. The lecture will focus on various aspects of their lives
as well as some of the technical challenges of working in a Theban tomb.
Mitchell Hall is located on the west side of the Alumni Mall across from the University
Center. Parking is available in the parking garages on Innovation Drive or Zach Curlin
Street or in the parking lot adjacent to Southern Avenue parking.
For more information, call 901-678-2555 or email EGSAofUM@gmail.com