Andrea Greiner Scholarship Essay


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Copyright 2018, A.K. Eyma

March 1, 2018 (III Shemu 17)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient EgyptUSA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, China, Czech Republic, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient EgyptUSA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, China Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Ned Ramm [(I) - UK (z)]; Francesca Jones [(I) - UK (t)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (j)(m), UK (e), Netherlands (b), Italy (n)(p), Spain (a)(i)(k)(l)(m), Japan (c)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (c)(m), Canadfa (d), UK (e), Switzerland (f)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Italy (o), Spain (k)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- m) Columbia University 64 Morningside Drive, New York, New York 10027 * The fifth meeting of the Ancient Near East Seminar 2017-18: "The context of the Khayan sealings from Tell Edfu: chronological and historical implications for the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt (ca. 1650-1550 BCE)", by Dr. Nadine Moeller (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 5:00 PM for a 5:30 PM start place: Columbia University Faculty House costs: for reservations concerning the optional buffet dinner ($30) with the speaker at 7:00 PM, contact email info: URL --UK-- t) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr Aiden Dodson date: Saturday 10 March 2018; 2 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JB costs: visitors welcome (£3) info: URL z) North-East Ancient Egypt Society URL * Half Study Day: "Aurochs at Qurta and Vultures at El Kab" Speakers: Dr Dirk Huyge ("Late Palaeolithic Rock-Art at Qurta in Egypt") and Dr Wouter Claes ("The Old Kingdom Settlement at El-Kab: recent excavation and fieldwork"). date: Saturday 17th March 2018; 2:00 – 5:00 place: Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Durham costs: members free; non members and visitors £5, concessions £3 info: email info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] c) St. Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-1380 * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" date: March 25, 2018 - September 9, 2018 [new] info: URL [new] info: video of trailer - URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egyptian Art Gallery date: December 15, 2017 - ongoing [new] info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawing upon existing 3D CT scans, the new exhibition features an Inside Explorer Table, giving visitors the chance to virtually explore the mummies and study them layer by layer. (..)" With a video, featuring Associate curator of ancient art at the museum, Lisa Çakmak. [update] j) Block Museum of Art Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL 60208 * "Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt" date: January 13, 2018 - April 22 2018 [new] info: English press reports at URLURL [update] m) California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 * "KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019 [new] info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of sneak peek. URL "(..) According to the California Science Centre in Los Angeles Website, tickets for the Tutankhamun exhibition are selling out. (..) The other legs [of the exhibition's tour] include the Museum of Science and Industry at the Parc de la Villette in Paris, the Saatchi Museum in London, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, the Sydney Museum in Australia, the National Museum in South Korea, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Muri Art Centre in Tokyo and the Osaka Museum of Art. (..)" URLURL [new] info: video with exhibition highlights - URL ---CANADA--- d) Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1P2 URL * "Egypt: Gift of the Nile" / "L'Égypt: Le don du Nil" date: March 7, 2018 - May 18, 2018 The touring Royal Ontario Museum exhibit, with 68 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including jewellery, carvings, writing implements and fabric; in addition to the original artefacts it includes three replicas (a sarcophagus, wig, and mirror), and a model of a boat. info: URLURL info: English press report at URL --UK-- [update] e) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB * "Adventures in Egypt – Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers" date: 23 September 2017 - 10 March 2018 [new] info: English press report at URL Lenghty article, with photos. --NETHERLANDS-- [update] b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * "Al 200 jaar van nu" [was: “Voor Oudheden naar Leiden”] date: 25 April 2018 - 2 September 2018 Exhibition at the occassion of 200 years of Rijksmuseum van [new] info: Dutch press report at URL --ITALY-- [update] n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 15 September 2018 [new] info: Italian press reports at URLURL [update] o) Pallazo Roncale Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 29, 45100 Rovigo RO * “Collezione egizia dell’Accademia dei Concordi” [Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi] date: 14 April 2018 - 1 July 2018 [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Aperta la teca di Meryt e Baby, le due mummie della collezione egizia dell’Accademia dei Concordi, che saranno oggetto di una complessa indagine scientifica per un inedito restauro condotto di fronte ai visitatori." [update] p) Museo Civico d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Madama Piazza Castello, 10122 Torino TO * “PerFumum. I profumi della storia" date: 15 February 2018 - 21 May 2018 [new] info: Italian press reports at URLURL --FRANCE-- d) CERAM Pierre Térouanne 27 bis rue Charles Gounod - 72700 Allonnes * "Dibgou. Cité pharaonique et médiévale contemporaine du Mans dans le Delta du Nil" date: 17 February 2018 - 11 March 2018 Photographic exhibition about the work of the Mission Archéologique de Tell Dibgou (MATD). info: URLURL info: video of a TV interview with MATD directors Philippe Brissaud and Christelle Desbordes - URL --SPAIN-- [update] a) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona * “Músicas en la antigüedad” [Music in Antiquity] date: 9 February 2018 - 6 May 2018 [new] info: Spanish press report at URL [update] i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 1 July 2018 [new] info: Spanish press reports at URLURL k) Espacio Cultural de la Fundación CajaCanarias Plaza de España, 3., Santa Cruz de La Palma URL * “Egipto: en busca de la Eternidad” [Egypt - In Search for Eternity] date: 27 February 2018 - 26 May 2018 Exhibition with more than 100 objects from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, complemented by the photographic exhibition "Tutankhamun, Images of a treasure under the Egyptian desert" with 65 photos about Carter's work at KV62. Earlier at the Espacio Cultural de la Fundación CajaCanarias en Santa Cruz de Tenerife (17 October 2017 - 27 January 2018). info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URLURLURL info: German press report at URL l) Espacio Cultural de la Fundación CajaCanarias de Garachico C/ Esteban de Ponte, 31, Sante Cruz de Tenerife URL * “Tutankhamón. Imágenes de un tesoro bajo el desierto egipcio” date: 14 February 2018 - 26 May 2018 Exhibition to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankamun's tomb, with 65 photographs of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb which were made by Harry Burton between 1922 and 1929. Earlier (as (a part of?) "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento") at the Museu Egipci / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona (30 November 2012 - 31 December 2015). info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL m) Biblioteca Nacional de España Pº de Recoletos 20-22, 28071 Madrid URL * “Aida: el Egipto imaginado” date: 6 March 2018 - 27 May 2018 Exhibition about the 'imagined Egypt' of the opera Aida. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel * “Scanning Sethos - Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes” [Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb] date: 29 October 2017 - 6 May 2018 [new] info: English press report at URL --JAPAN-- [update] c) Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya * “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: February 18, 2018 - July 1, 2018 [new] info: URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ramses II sandstone colossus remains discovered in Aswan" URL "During the underground water project at Kom Ombo temple which started in September 2017, the Egyptian mission unearthed remains of a sandstone statue of Ramses II wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt. The discovered parts show that the complete statue would be about 7 meters in height. (..)" With many photos. -- Other English press reports: URLURLURLURLURLURL -- Italian press report: URL * Press report: "'Oldest tattoo' found on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies" URL "Researchers have discovered the oldest figurative tattoos in the world on two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt. The illustrations are of a wild bull and a Barbary sheep on the upper-arm of a male mummy, and S-shaped motifs on the upper-arm and shoulder of a female. The discovery pushes back evidence for the practice in Africa by 1,000 years. (..)" With photos. -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) The male mummy, known as Gebelein Man A, (..) the female mummy, known as Gebelein Woman (..)." With photos. URLURL With photos. URL With photos. URL -- German press report: URL -- Spanish press report: URL -- Blog report on the blog of the British Museum: URL "(..) The ‘S’ motif also appears on Predynastic pottery decoration, always in multiples. (..)" -- The original research article: Renée Friedman, et al. "Natural mummies from Predynastic Egypt reveal the world's earliest figural tattoos", in: Journal of Archaeological Science, online in advance of print (only abstract for free) URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Egypt does the talking for expert Dr Joyce Tyldesley" URL Interview with Dr Joyce Tyldesley about her life and work. -- Press report about her latest book called “Nefertiti’sFace – The Creation of an Icon”: URL -- Press report in which she tells how Nefertiti's bust ended up in Germany: URL [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Earlham College works to preserve Egyptian mummy" URL "Earlham College in Richmond got word this past December that it had received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to improve an ancient relic's display at the college's museum. The Joseph Moore Museum is the resting place for an Egyptian mummy-- one of just three in Indiana. Museum Director Dr. Heather Lerner says the mummy dates back 300 years before Christ, about the time of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. (..) "We know the mummy was a young woman maybe 20-22, that she was very well-loved and cared for and also experienced difficulties in her life," said Lerner. The mummy's name is Ta'an. She was purchased legally from the Egyptian government and brought to Earlham in 1889. Hieroglyphs on her sarcophagus indicate she was the daughter of a priest and a princess. (..) Museum officials should learn this spring if more funding is coming their way, to actually build the environmentally-conducive display which should preserve Princess Ta'an for future generations." * Press report: "Découverte au Soudan pour des Neuchâtelois" URL "La mission archéologique suisse à Kerma dirigée depuis 2002 par le professeur Matthieu Honegger de l’Université de Neuchâtel a découvert cet hiver la plus ancienne tombe royale de Nubie et de l'Afrique sub-saharienne. Datée de 2050 av. J.-C., elle est composée d'une architecture en bois, d'un vaste tumulus et d'un agencement de près de 1400 crânes de vaches, des éléments qui, pour la première fois, permettent de comprendre le déroulement des funérailles royales de cette société.. (..)" * Press report: "Una actividad en la que aún existe un sesgo machista" URL Featuring María Carmela Gatto. * Press release: Dr. Khaled El-Enany the Minister of Antiquities is to inaugurate the Museum of Tel- Basta at El-Sharqia governorate on Saturday 3rd of March, 2018. [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ein Bündner im Grab des Pharao" URL "Es ist eine wahre Trouvaille, die da im Katalog der Antiquariats- messe zu finden ist, die morgen Freitag, 23. Februar, bis Sonntag, 25. Februar, im Kunsthaus Zürich stattfindet. Besonders Kenner der Bündner Tourismusgeschichte staunen. Zum Verkauf steht ein Gästebuch aus den Jahren 1920 bis 1935 – allerdings nicht aus einem der hiesigen Grandhotels, sondern aus dem legendären «Winter Palace» in Luxor. Angelegt, annotiert und mit Fotos ergänzt wurde das Journal von Anton R. Badrutt. (...) Besonders ausführlich und literarisch verewigte sich etwa der Schriftsteller Thomas Mann. (...) Eines der bemerkenswerten Fotos, die Badrutt in seinem Gästebuch eingeklebt hat, zeigt ihn mit Howard Carter, seinem wohl wichtigsten Gast. Zwar war Oberägypten als milde Winterferiendestination schon vorher in Mode, aber als der britische Archäologe das Grab des Tutanchamun entdeckte, setzte ein unvergleichlicher Ansturm ein. Badrutt schreibt, dass er als einer der Ersten von Carter mit in das nahezu unberührte Pharaonengrab mitgenommen wurde. Doch diesbezüglich sind Fachleute skeptisch. (..)" With a few photos. -- Cp. André Wiese, Aus dem Gästebuch des Winter Palace in Luxor (1920–1935), in: Ein ägyptisches Glasperlenspiel. Ägyptologische Beiträge für Erik Hornung aus seinem Schülerkreis, Berlin, 1998, pp. 243–264 --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Matariya Museum reopens" URL "The site of ancient Heliopolis has been off the tourist map for years, but after a decade of closure for development the Matariya Obelisk Museum has been reopened as a new and fascinating archaeological and tourist destination. (..)" -- French press report: URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the Dig Diary 2018 of Proyecto Djehuty: -- February 22-24 (end of season) URL * New entries at the Dig Diary 2018 of Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa: -- February 22-28 [an English and a Spanish version] URL With a video summary of the fourth week (English subtitles). * New entry at the Dig Diary 2018 of the Joint Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund at Malqata: -- "Broken Dishes" (Feb 25) URL * New entry at the blog of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: -- "AcrossBorders monograph now freely available online" (Mar 1) URL -- "Arabic Version of the Nubiin Wordlist" (Feb 24) URL * New entry at the blog of Manchester Museum: -- "Interpreting the Two Brothers (I): Alternative readings, brothers and lovers" (Feb 28) URL * New entry at the 'Nile Scribes' blog of Thomas H. Greiner M.A. and Taylor Bryanne Woodcock M.A.: -- "Maces and Daggers from the ROM’s Egyptian Collection”(Feb 24) URL * New entry at the blog of conservator Bianca Madden: -- "Finalising the conservation campaign at the tomb of Sennefer - and a black coffin" (Feb 28) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Julia Budka (ed.), Across Borders I. The New Kingdom town of Sai Island, sector SAV1 north. (Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie, Band 82)(Contributions to the Archaeology of Egypt, Nubia and the Levant 4), Wien, 2017. URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Digitized book from the Internet Archive -- James Henry Breasted, The Battle of Kadesh. A Study in the Earliest Known Military Strategy, in: The University of Chicago, The Decennial Publications, vol. 5, Chicago, 1904, pp. 79-127, 7 pls. - pdf-file (complete vol. 15 MB) URL "... the surviving materials,which carry our knowledge of military strategy a thousand years back of Greek times have never been employed for this purpose at all; and this essay is designed to furnish a beginning, at least, in the explanation of these materials ... the following essay does not intend to discuss the political aspects of this battle, either in the conditions which led up to it, or those which resulted from it. My purpose is only to make clear the military maneuvers involved in the battle ... Kadesh is still more instructive, because here we can follow the shrewd maneuvers of the Asiatics, which preceded the battle ... this dramatic event, so prominent that it attracts the attention of even the most casual visitor over and over again, has never received any exhaustive study. It is the earliest battle in history, the strategic of which can be largely determined in detail; and yet this has never been done." --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of Archäologischer Anzeiger (AA), 2017/1, is online at URL Among the articles (only abstract online): -- Melanie Wasmuth, "Die Stele des Djedherbes als kulturelles Zeugnis ihrer Zeit" * The TOC of the latest issues of Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean (PAM), no. 26/1 - Research (Warsaw 2017), and and 26/2 - Special Studies, are online at URL With several reports on work done in Egypt. URL Special on the Red Sea ports Berenike and Aynuna. --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * A new article has appeared in the online journal ENiM (Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne): -- Mohamed Raafat Abbas, "Historical Observations on the Military Role of Three Ramesside Viceroys of Kush" (ENiM 11, p. 33-40 — 22 février 2018) URL * A new issue of News & Notes, the quarterly publication of the Oriental Institute, Chicago, has appeared online, namely no. 236 (Winter 2017): URL * New addition to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Budka, Julia (2016) Kontinuität und Adaption – zur Einbindung von Ritualhandlungen in die Architektur spätzeitlicher Tempelgräber in Theben (25. Dynastie bis Ptolemäerzeit). In: Pries, Andreas H. (Hrsg.): Die Variation der Tradition. Modalitäten der Ritualadaption im Alten Ägypten. Akten des Internationalen Symposions in Heidelberg vom 25.-28. November 2012. Leuven ; Paris ; Bristol, CT 2016, pp. 171-200 (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta ; 240) URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * BMCR online book review of: Eleni Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 102. Tübingen?: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. Pp. xvi, 258. ISBN 9783161540189. €79.00 (pb). URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] [Submitted by Luigi Prada] * L’École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE. Paris), Section des Sciences Religieuses, has an opening for a Directeur d'études “Religion égyptienne en Égypte hellénistique et romaine" (Full Professorship; starting date : 1 October 2018). (..) Closing date: 15 March 2018. URLURL [Submitted by Joachim Quack] * (&) Am Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Heidelberg ist die Stelle einer Akademischen Mitarbeiterin / eines Akademischen Mitarbeiters ab 2.11.2018 für die Dauer von 5 Jahren neu zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzung: Magister oder M.A. in Ägyptologie. Eine Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie ist erwünscht. (..) Bewerbungen werden erbeten bis 20.4.2018. URL * (&) The British Museum, Ancient Egypt and Sudan department, is looking for a Project Curator to support the project 'Urban Development and Regional Identities in Middle Egypt. A Deep History of the Asyut Region' through researching objects from Asyut in the British Museum collection, and working on public outputs from the project. (..) With a Masters in Egyptology or Egyptian Archaeology, or equivalent, you will have demonstrable experience of research, handling and presenting ancient Egyptian material culture, fieldwork and publication. (..) Closing date: 18 March 2018. URL * (&) The Université Lyon 2 (Lumiere) has an opening for a Professeur.e des universités – Histoire, civilisation, archéologie et art des mondes anciens - who will teach archaeology, philology and art history of Ancient Egypt at the Department of Art and Archaeology. (...) Closing date: 29 March 2018. URLURL * (&) The Université de Strasbourg has an opening for a Tenured position in Egyptology at the "Maître de conférences" level (Full-time Teaching and Research Assistant Professor). This Assistant Professor will be specialized in Coptic papyrology – in particular documentary papyrology – and language, and will be able to teach archaeology and history classes in relation with Byzantine and early Arabic Egypt. (...) Closing date: 29 March 2018. URL * (&) IFAO - Call for Application Scientific Members 2018-2019 The Ifao recruits six scientific members for one-year positions from 1st September 2018. One of these positions will be vacant in the field of Egyptology and Papyrology. Another position may be vacant in the field of Coptic, Arabic and Islamic studies. The other positions are open for renewal. The application must be submitted electronically no later than 31 May 2018. URL * (&) IFAO - Call for application Foreign scientific members 2018-2019 Two positions of Foreign Scientific Member are open for the academic year 2018-2019, for one-year renewable once. The scientific members develop their own research project and take part in the research and training activities as well as the documentation policy of the institute. The application must be submitted electronically no later than 31 May 2018. URL * (&) California State University San Bernardino is proud to announce the establishment of the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence position. This is a recurring visiting professor position that is perfect for a sabbatical leave or a postdoc. The recipient will teach one class, give a large lecture for the CSUSB community, and be an active member of campus for one term (Sept-Dec.). The recipient will receive housing, a partial meal plan, and $15000. Applications are due on March 1, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To find out more information, go to URL To apply go to: URL * (&) The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, is currently seeking an Archaeologist to join the ERC Starting Grant “UMMA. Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” (GA no. 759926) team studying the twilight of Dongola, capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and its metamorphosis into a Muslim city-state. (..) Deadline for applications: March 22nd, 2018. (#) ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) IFAO Doctoral and post-doc grants 2019: URL The applicant for a doctoral grant must be a registered PhD student. The applicant for a post-doctoral grant must be within five years of defending the dissertation. The applicant must reside outside Egypt and undertake research that requires residence in Egypt. The scholarship covers travel expenses and subsistence costs. The stipend (one month) is set at € 1,000. Deadline for applications is 19 May 2018 for stays between 1st January and 31 July 2019. * (&) ARCE-NC 2017-18 Marie Buttery Student Grants The Board of Directors of the American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California chapter, is offering two grants of $500 each to qualified [undergraduate or graduate] students [pursuing research, travel, study, exhibition or presentation, or other projects in the fields listed below]. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018 with the grants to be awarded at our March 18 meeting in Berkeley. To qualify for this grant, the applicant must be a student who is enrolled at a Northern California college or university (Monterey to the Oregon border) or who has a home address in this area. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Egyptology, anthropology, archaeology, art, history, language, or Coptic or Arabic studies in any period. Proof of enrollment may be required before the grant is presented. Applicants are to submit 1) a brief summary (250-500 words) describing how they will use the grant and 2) a 1-2 page CV. The grants will be awarded by the Board based on merit. Students may apply by email (Word or PDF file) to email or by mail to Barbara Wilcox, Vice-President, ARCE-NC, 815 Roble Ave., Apt. 7, Menlo Park, CA 94025. If possible, the winners will be expected to attend the March 18, 2018 ARCE meeting at the University of California, Berkeley to accept the grants in person. * (&) Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2018-2019 academic year URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS &amamp; CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie – Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte – schreibt für das Jahr 2018 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird ein Preisgeld von EUR 2.000,00 ausgelobt. (..) Einreichungsfrist ist der 31. Dezember 2018. (..) URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Self-paced free course run by Harvard University called "Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology". Starts on March 6, 2018. 8 weeks, 2-4 hours a week. Instructor: Peter Der Manuelian (Harvard University) URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) is pleased to announce the following course in Egypt: "Museum Collections Management". On Saturdays, 3 - 31 March 2018 at the British Council, 192 Sharia el-Nil, Agouza, Cairo. URL * (&) The Department for Continuing Education University of Oxford, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, has announced a short summer course (Sat 28 Jul 2018 to Sat 04 Aug 2018) called "Everyday Life in an Ancient Egyptian Village". The course will be taught by Rosalind Janssen. This course aims to increase awareness of the archaeology and textual evidence from Deir el-Medina, and of the lives and roles of named personalities who resided in this village. More info: URL * (&) As part of a new summer program in Greece: Course: "Travel in the Ancient Mediterranean World" Instructor: Nikolaos Lazaridis Date: July 8-21, 2018 Registration deadline: March 1, 2018 Place: Kavala, Greece This course examines travel practices and geographical knowledge as attested in the cultures of ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome. For more details, see URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) is pleased to announce the following Saturday courses in Cairo, Egypt: -- "Museums Management and Operation" (20 Jan.-10 Feb. 2018) URL -- "Museum Collections Management" (3-31 March 2018) URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico I: Introducción a la escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 17 October 2017 – 13 March 2018; on Tuesdays, 16:00–18:00h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 2 URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico II: Curso avanzado de escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 18 October 2017 – 14 March 2018; on Wednesdays, 16:00–18:00 h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Curso de Literatura de ficción en el antiguo Egipto: Leyendas, viajes y aventuras Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 19 October 2017 – 8 March 2018; on Thursdays, 17:00–20:00h (every two weeks) Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2017-2018 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Poder y sociedad en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, no. 2, MADRID Viernes, del 6 de octubre de 2017 a 4 de mayo de 2018, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Cursos de Lengua Egipcia en la Asociación Española de Egiptología. Colabora: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] [Submitted by Lenka Peacock] * Egyptian Society Taunton is organising a trip to Oxford - a tour to the Ashmolean Museum & Griffith Institute on Saturday 28th April 2018. More details can be found at URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) La Universidad de Jaén y el Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa con la colaboración del Ministerio de Antigüedades, organizan la Escuela de Arqueología en Egipto (Qubbet el-Hawa, Asuán). Se trata de un curso de postgrado para graduados o licenciados tanto egipcios como de cualquier parte del mundo. (..) Las clases y actividades se desarrollarán en la Universidad de Jaén y los trabajos de campo y prácticas se llevarán a cabo en Egipto (Cuatro semanas, marzo-abril 2018). URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- * TBA --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * Video (1h13) of a lecture of ACME (l’associazione Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio di Torino): "Tut Ankh Amon" - Anatomia di una scoperta", by Sandro Trucco, d.d. February 26, 2018. URL * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Bell Shakespeare star McClements explains Cleopatra’s appeal" URL Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' opens at the Sydney Opera House on March 8 and runs until April 7; then Canberra, April 12-21; Melbourne, April 26-May 13. +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * Lenka Peacock's website "Images of Deir el-Medina : Past & Present" URL has a new addition: "Liverpool World Museum's Deir el-Medina collection" URL [update][Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * "The Hieroglyphics Initiative" URL [new] "Update: February" URL "We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and expressions of support we’ve received for the Hieroglyphics Initiative, and we’d like to thank everyone that’s been in touch. Since the launch, we’ve been tackling a number of challenges across the different stages of the translation process, and reaching out to the academic community to identify potential partners and collaborators. (...) In order to recognise the glyphs that we extract, we need to train a neural network to match them to one of over 1000 signs. We’ve tested this approach with a handful of glyphs, but in order to scale up to the full set of signs, we need up to 50 examples of each one. To achieve this quickly, we have developed a drawing tool and are asking anyone interested to help us by tracing hieroglyphs." ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS--USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 69th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 19, 2018 date: April 20 - 22, 2018 place: Tucson University Park Hotel, Tucson, Arizona. info: URL info: URL "(..) With a special keynote address from renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. (..)" b) ARCE/New York Chapter * "Words in the Landscape: Exploring Egyptian Royal Living-Rock Stelae," by Jennifer Thum (PhD Candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University's Joukowsky Institute) date: September 21, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street, next to The Loft. Photo ID is required to enter building. Proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: RSVP required to email * "Conserving Cairo - 1882 - 2011," by Dr. Nicholas Warner (Research Fellow, American University in Cairo) date: October 12, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: RSVP required to URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Voices from the Desert: Ancient Travelers' Rock Graffiti in Kharga Oasis, Egypt," by Dr. Nikolaos Lazaridis (California State University at Sacramento) date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 7:30 pm place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email e) ARCE/Arizona Chapter * "Fantastic Trees and Where to Find Them: Sourcing Fuel on the Nubian Landscape", by Hannah M. Herrick date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017; 5:30 pm. place: 110 Bannister Bldg., University of Arizona, 1215 E. Lowell St, Tucson AZ costs: free and open to the public. info: URL f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2018; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) Brown University * Workshop "Rethinking the Origins: the Departure of Ancient Egyptian as a Branch from the Afroasiatic Family?" date: April 13-15, 2018. info: poster (PDF) - URL info: URL h) Department of Linguistics, California State University * 46th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 46) Abstracts of papers are invited before January 15, 2018. date: June 1-3, 2018 place: California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA info: URL i) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Council of Museums (ICOM) * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "The Role of Curators in Museum Research and Exhibits: Tradition, Change, and Looking to the Future" date: 5-8 September 2017 place: Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago info: URL info: programme and abstracts are now online [in PDF] at URL and URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2017; 3 pm place: NES Lounge, Room 254, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus (near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Barrow Lane) costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: emailURL k) Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley * "What really happened to the Lost Army of Cambyses? An answer from the recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis", by Prof. Olaf Kaper (Leiden University) Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. date: Friday, May 26, 2017; 3.30 pm place: 479 Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley info: email l) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * William Kelly Simpson Memorial Colloquium date: October 7, 2017; 1:00 - 7:00 pm. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven info: program (in HTML) at URL info: program (in JPG) at URL m) Cornell University Ithaca NY * Conference: "'Better to Dwell in Your Own Small House': Households of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt in Context" date: April 27 - 28, 2018 info: program, talk abstracts, and conference details at URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email--CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URLemail or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: emailURL--UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Asyut through time: conflict and culture in Middle Egypt" date: 20-21 July 2017 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, costs: tickets £50 info: programme at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * Joint EES / Friends of the Petrie Museum Study Day: "Deir el-Medina: news from the field and beyond" Speakers: Dr Cédric Gobeil and Dr Anne-Claire Salmas, of the IFAO mission at Deir el-Medina. date: Saturday, 2 December 2017; 10:00-17:30 place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, UCL costs: £35 for EES & Friends of the Petrie Museum / £40 guests / £15 full-time students info: programme and registration form at URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * EES Study Day: "Howard Carter and his Circle" Followed by the EES AGM. date: Saturday 7th October 2017; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm place: Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH costs: Members £28.00 (Students £19.00), Non-members £33.00 (Student Non-members £23.00) info: URL * TBA date: ..... 2017; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "The Valley of the Kings: Research and Discoveries in Several of the Lesser-known Tombs", by Dr Donald P. Ryan (Pacific Lutheran University, Valley of the Kings Project) date: Wednesday 28th February 2018; 7.00pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP cost: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: Telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES) * The Annual Bob Partridge Lecture: "Artisans as Ritualists in Ancient Egypt", by Campbell Price date: Monday 12th February 2018; 7:30pm place: Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB. info: URL * Annual MAES Study Day: "Delta Digs" - the latest excavations and discoveries in the Delta" Speakers: Penny Wilson, Joanne Rowland, and Rosalie David. date: Saturday 17th March 2018; 9:30am - 4:30pm place: the Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AY. info: bookings are now open - URL booking form (PDF) at URL h) British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) * Annual Conference BANEA Abstracts of papers are invited before 20th January 2018. date: 27th – 29th March 2018 place: Durham University info: URLURL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2017 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) University of Cambridge * 2nd Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Postgraduate and postdoctoral reseachers working on subjects with a focus on Sudan (ancient and modern) are invited to send abstracts of papers/posters before 5 January 2018. date: Saturday, 5 May 2018; 9 AM - 6 PM place: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing St, CB2 3ER Cambridge, Cambridgeshire info: email l) UCL Institute of Archaeology 'World Archaeology Research Group' * "The Wonderful Things of Punt: excavations at the 12th Dynasty harbour of Saww, modern Mersa / Wadi Gawasis", by Prof. Kathryn Bard date: Thursday 2 March 2017; 5pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: all welcome, but seating is limited info: URL m) Egypt Exploration Society AND University of Manchester * Fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC4) Abstracts for papers are invited before 28th February 2018 date: 7-9 September 2018 info: URL info: URL info: email info: Call for Papers at URL n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: ..., 2017 place: The Barn. Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 2HE costs: £5 (members free) info: URL info: further details and booking at email o) Manchester Museum * Annual Egyptology Study Day "Children in Ancient Egypt" date: Saturday 10th February 2018; c. 9:30-16:30 place: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, the Manchester Museum, Oxford Road costs: £30.; booking at URL info: programme at URL p) University of Oxford * "Invisible Archaeologies: forgotten aspects of life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia" A one-day inter-disciplinary conference for Postgraduates and Early Career researchers, working on Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Keynote Lecture by Professor David Wengrow. date: Friday, 17th November 2017; 08:30 – 20:30 GMT place: The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW costs: register at URL info: email q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ...., 2017; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start. place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * WMES Conference 2018: "Aswan to Alexandria: Travel and Exploration in Egypt from Antiquity to the Modern Day" The deadline for abstracts of papers is Friday, 30 April, 2018. date: 17 - 18 November 2018 place: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2017; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JZ costs: visitors welcome (£3) info: URL u) Bloomsbury Summer School * Spring 2018 Study Day: "Tombs and Temples of El Kab: current fieldwork and research" With lectures by the members of The Oxford University Expedition (Vivian Davies, Dr Luigi Prada, Dr Susanne Woodhouse and Dr Liam McNamara). date: Saturday 2nd June 2018; 10.00 am - 5.30 pm place: Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT costs: tickets £40 info: URL v) - w) Durham University * 2nd Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Extended deadline for abstracts of papers is the 31st January 2018. date: Saturday, May 5, 2018; 9 AM - 6 PM place: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, CB2 3ER Cambridge, Cambridgeshire info: email info: URL x) Amarna Project and Amarna Trust * Amarna Study Day 2018: "Celebrating 40 years of archaeology at Amarna" date: Saturday, 26 May 2018 place: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge info: URL y) Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt. URL * "The Valley of the Kings: Research and Discoveries in Several of the Lesser-known Tombs", by Dr Donald P. Ryan (Pacific Lutheran University, Valley of the Kings Project) date: Saturday 24th February 2018; 1.30pm place: Lecture Theatre, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1QN costs: Members and Day-Visitors £4; all welcome. info: email--THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: .. 2017; 15:00 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: URL info: email b) Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam * Conference “Hellenistic Sealings & Archives” date: 23 – 24 January 2018 info: register at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Ägyptologie (BAJA) * Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie 2017 (BAJA 8): "Narrative: Geschichte - Mythos - Repräsentation" date: 1-3 December 2017 place: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin info: registration before 5 November with email b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Schlaunstraße 2, 48143 Münster * 50. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2018: "Kulturen im Kontakt. Altägypten und seine Nachbarn" date: 13-15 July 2018 info: URL info: 1. Rundbrief (16 November 2017) - PDF: URL c) - d) - e) Ägyptologisches Institut Georg Steindorff Universität Leipzig * "50. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte" date: 24 May 2018; 10:30 ff. place: Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Villa Klinkhardt, Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 1, 04107 Leipzig info: Call for Papers at URL Deadline for registration of papers is 15 April 2018. * 29. Siegfried-Morenz-Gedächtnisvorlesung by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Richter date: 24 May 2018; 18:15 place: Hörsaalgebäude der Universität Leipzig f) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München * 9. Symposium zur ägyptischen Königsideologie: "Egyptian royal ideology and kingship under periods of foreign rulers - case studies from the First Millennium BCE" date: 31 May 2018 - 2 June 2018 place: Institut für Ägyptologie, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, D-80333 München info: URL info: preliminary programme at URL--VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * Study Day: "Living on Ancient Cities. Sustainable Heritage Preservation in the Asyut Region" date: Wednesday 07th March 2018; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192Sharia El-Nil, Agouza, Cairo, Egypt info: programme at URL c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * "Les reines de l'Ancien Empire et leurs pyramides : découvertes récentes de la Mission archéologique franco-suisse de Saqqara", by Prof. Philippe Collombert (l’Université de Genève) date: Sunday, October 29, 2017; 6 PM - 7:30 PM UTC+02 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2017; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2017; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: URL info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URLemail * Conference: "Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt in Nubia" (GARDEN V) Abstracts of papers of MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students, involved in the study of Egypt and Sudan from the Prehistoric Period through the 15th century AD, are invited before December 22nd, 2017. date: February 24th, 2018 place: DAIK info: required application form at URL info: email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "House H1 and History of Marea on the Lake Mareotis", by Dr. Dagmara Wielgosz-Rondolino and Dr. Mariusz Gwiazda date: Tuesday, 23rd of January 2018; 6:00 p.m place: Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: programme at URL l) International Association of Egyptologists * XIIth International Congress of Egyptologists: "Thebes and Upper Egypt through the ages" date: 9-14 November 2019 place: Luxor m) The Grand Egyptian Museum * 4th International Tutankhamun GEM conference (themes: Statuary & Armory) Abstracts of papers are invited before 28th of February 2018. date: 5-7th May 2018. info: email--ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * Workshop: "Deir el-Medina Workshop in the Museo Egizio" This workshop aims to highlight ongoing research on Deir el-Medina, focusing on the history of the archaeological excavations and recent field activities as well as the investigation of written and non-written material culture. Papers on any topics related to Deir el-Medina and other sites in Western Thebes linked to it from the New Kingdom until the Coptic period are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 18th May 2018. date: October 8-10, 2018 info: Call for Papers at URL * TBA date: .. 2017; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URLURL d) Istituto Italiano per la Civiltà Egizia * XVII Convegno di Egittologia e Papirologia date: 28 September 2017 - 1 October 2017 place: Museo del Papiro “Corrado Basile”, ex convento di Sant’Agostino in Ortigia, Via Nizza n. 14 – 96100 Siracusa info: programme at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ..., 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email f) Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio di Torino (ACME) * “Il cimitero musulmano del Cairo,” by Dr Anna Tozzi DiMarco date: 22 January 2018; 18.00-19.30 place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: email info: URL--FRANCE-- a) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "Les musées du Caire : des collections en mouvement", by Dr Khaled el-Enani (Minister of Antiquities, Egypt) date: 7 December 2017; 12h30 place: Auditorium du Louvre, 75001 Paris 01 costs: EUR 9.80, reservations for sale online info: URL b) Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes University of Nantes, Nantes * "Second International Conference on Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 June 2018. date: 14-16 November 2018 info: TBA at URL--PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) ALO Congress, S.L. Numancia, 73, 7ºC2, 08029 Barcelona * "Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt" Abstract submission deadline is 30 Juny 2018. date: 25-26 October 2018 place: Barcelona info: URL d) Universidad Complutense, Madrid * VI Congreso/Congresso Iberoamericano de Egiptología VI Iberoamerican Congress of Egyptology Papers are invited before 31 July 2018. date: 3-5 December 2018 place: Universidad Complutense, Madrid. info: URL info: email e) University of Alcalá, Faculty of Arts, Seminar in Egyptology * Seminar in Egyptology (UAH): “Arqueología, ciencia y descubrimientos: la expedición arqueológica de la UAH en Deir el-Bahari (Luxor, Egipto)” Four lectures about the Middle Kingdom Theban Project and the results from the previous three seasons, including work in the necropolis, monuments, findings, and human remains. date: Friday, 23 February 2018; 16:00 – 21:00 hrs. place: University of Alcalá, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, C/ Colegios 2, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain) costs: free entry (though inscription is required: email / +34 91 885 4460) info: URL--AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) University of Copenhagen * Fourth Annual Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC 2018): "Science of Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers (in PDF) by graduate and PhD students, as well as independent researchers, on all topics within Egyptology and Archaeology are invited before 15 February 2018. Keynote speakers: Dr. Joachim Quack (University of Heidelberg) and dr. Kasia Szpakowska (University of Swansea). date: 24-26 April 2018 info: Call for Papers at URL info: email--SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Université de Genève Unité d'Egyptologie et Copte * Workshop: "Earlier Egyptian Inscriptions : Materiality, Locality, Landscape" date: 7-9 septembre 2017 place: Bât. Colladon, 1er étage, Rue Daniel-Colladon 2, Genève info: URL info: programme at URL--GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna costs: registration will be closed on Monday, 28th of August URL info: the final programme is now [in PDF] available at URL info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL Poster presentations [PDF]: URL info: the updated preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL--HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --CROATIA-- a) Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb * Conference: Egypt and Austria XII - "Central Europe, Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research" Abstracts of papers are invited before March 31st 2018. date: 17-23 September 2018 place: Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb info: email info: URL--CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University, Prague * Conference: “The Crossroads III – A Stranger in the House. Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age” Abstracts of paper are invited before February 8, 2018. date: September 10-13, 2018. place: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague info: URL * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2018 Abstracts are invited before 3 December 2017. date: 25-28 June 2018 place: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Celetná Street 20, Prague info: email info: URL--POLAND-- a) - --NEW ZEALAND-- a) University of Auckland * Fifth Australasian Egyptology Conference Abstracts of papers are invited before 16 February 2018. date: 7th–9th September 2018 place: University of Auckland, New Zealand. info: abstract proposal form at URL info: URL info: URL--SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONSMost info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center.--USA-- a) Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH URL * “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo” date: February 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Exhibition of two ancient Egyptian mummies, together with about 50 artefacts from the museum’s current collection as well as objects that are on loan from other institutions. info: URL info: English press report at URL "The ancient Egyptian mummies brought to the Toledo Museum of Art more than 100 years ago by the institution’s founder will return to public view early next year. The two mummified humans, last placed on exhibit at the museum in 2010, were purchased and brought to Toledo in 1906 by Florence and Edward Drummond Libbey, TMA’s founder, after the couple traveled Egypt. (..) The show will feature three segments: the ancient Egyptian religion, egyptomania, and the burial practices of Egyptians. (..) In addition to Egyptian antiquities from the period, the co-curators said they hope to display clips of movie trailers and other memorabilia from earlier periods, and photos, and journals from the Libbeys’ travels. (..)" info: English press reports at URLURLURL "The Toledo Museum of Art is once more displaying the two Egyptian mummies that launched the museum's early collection and have fascinated visitors for more than a century. The exhibition explores how TMA acquired Young Priest (ca. 800 BCE, Third Intermediate Period) and Old Man (ca. 100 CE, Roman Period), their historical significance in the Museum and the phenomenon of Egyptomania - Western civilization's interest and obsession with ancient Egypt during the 19th- and 20th-centuries. (..)" info: English press report at URLURLURL info: English press reports at URLURL b) Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019 One of the touring exhibitions with some 1,000 replicas of KV62 objects. info: source - URL c) St. Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-1380 URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egyptian Art Gallery date: 15 December 2017 - ongoing info: English press report at URL "Starting Friday, a trip to see the mummies and Egyptian artifacts at the St. Louis Art Museum will not include an odd detour through the period rooms of 18th-century French and English furniture. Their new home on the third floor of the art museum will be easier to find, and you'll know you're in the right space as soon as you go up the stairs or step off the elevator. Floor-to-ceiling hieroglyphs cover the space surrounding the doorway. (..) The Egyptian artifacts' skylight-lit home on the museum's first level was always meant to be temporary, but they ended up staying for about 10 years, she said. (..) The new Egyptian space is bigger and allows the museum to display about 100 objects as opposed to the 80 or so in the previous space. Three mummies lie along the spine of the long, narrow room, with cases of objects lining the walls. In addition to peeking at the exposed toe wrappings of the mummy Amen-Nestawy-Nakht, visitors will be able to use a 55-inch touchscreen to explore images of CAT scans taken of the mummies in 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. (..)" * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" date: 25 March 2018 - 9 September 2018 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues were the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"), the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"), and Museum Rietberg. Zürich (10 February 2017 - 13 August 2017; "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens"). info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow of photos of objects. info: English press report at URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URLURL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – May 27 [was: January 21], 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL * “Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos” date: (exterior) June 2, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (interior) June 2, 2017 – September 10, 2017 A two-site public window installation on the glass walls of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created by the artist Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from Kelsey artifacts, including ancient Egyptian objects. The gallery exhibition at the Kelsey is a portal to the process of designing that project and a link to the objects in the museums upon which the project was based. info: Exterior (window): URL Interior special exhibition (gallery): URL With a video. g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL


We persuaded entities conducting two civil Gideon pilot programs to randomize which potential clients would receive offers of traditional attorney-client relationships from professional service provider staff attorneys and which would receive only limited (“unbundled”) assistance. In both pilot programs potential clients were defendants in housing eviction proceedings, and both programs were oversubscribed. In this Article, we report the results of one of these two resulting randomized control trials, which we label the “District Court Study,” after the type of the court in which it took place. In the District Court Study, almost all study-eligible eviction defendants received limited assistance in the form of help in filling out answer and discovery request forms, and most also attended an instructional session on the summary eviction process. After receiving this limited assistance, each member of a randomly selected treated group received an offer of a traditional attorney-client relationship from one of the legal services provider’s staff attorneys; each member of the corresponding randomly selected control group received no such offer. We compare outcomes for the treated (offered traditional representation from a service provider staff attorney) group versus the control (no such offer) group on a variety of dimensions, focusing primarily on possession of the unit, financial consequences of the litigation, and measures of court burden. At least for the clientele involved in this District Court Study, a clientele recruited and chosen by the service provider’s proactive, timely, specific, and selective outreach and intake system, an offer of full representation mattered. Approximately two thirds of defendants in the treated group, versus about one-third of defendants in the control group, retained possession of their units at the end of litigation. Using a highly conservative proxy for financial consequences, treated group defendants received payments or rent waivers worth a net of 9.4 months of rent per case, versus 1.9 months of rent per case in the control group. Both results were statistically significant. Meanwhile, although treated cases did take longer to reach judgment, the offer of representation caused no increase in court burden as measured by other, more salient metrics. Our results are interesting on a different dimension. A fundamental assumption of the adversary system is that the “right” answer will emerge from a process of contested facts and law in which both parties are represented by competent counsel. In our treated group, 86% of plaintiffs and 97% of defendants were represented. Under the aforementioned assumption, then, the outcomes in our treated group are a strong proxy for the “right” results in summary eviction cases, at least with respect to the class of potential clients involved in the study. The disparity in outcomes between our treated and control groups suggests that, with respect to the clientele in this study, the District Court summary eviction process did not produce the right results for control group defendants. This was true even though control group defendants received substantial (but limited) legal assistance, and even though the adjudicatory process included certain measures designed to promote access to justice, such as mediation and some judge-initiated questioning. Thus, the adjudicatory system did not provide full access to justice despite the best efforts of personnel within it. We discuss possible reasons for the magnitude of the differences between our treated and control groups. In particular, we highlight that our randomized design allows gold-standard inferences about how much an offer of full representation matters for potential clients who had already received substantial legal assistance. But we also highlight that our results may suggest that isolating a set of clients for whom limited representation is inadequate may require service provider investment in a proactive, timely, specific, and selective outreach and intake system. For these and other reasons, we caution against either overinterpretation and underinterpretation of this study. After reporting the results of the District Court Study, we offer thoughts as to the future of the study of the limited legal assistance programs and of legal services programs in general.

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