From Lepsius to WW II – The History of German Egyptology in the 19th and early 20th Centuries

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Friday, December 8th, 2017

Friday, December 8, 20177:00PM - 9:00PMEarth Sciences Building,, Room B142
5 Bancroft Avenue
University of Toronto
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German Egyptology boasts a long and varied history. Political upheavals and academic conflicts within the subject were the catalysts for a number of different developments. The lecture traces the history of the discipline in Germany, its successes and set-backs, from the mid-19th century beginnings under Karl Richard Lepsius to the outbreak of the Second World War.


Dr. Susanne Voss-Kern
German Archaeological Institute/DAI

Main Sponsor

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies


SSEA Toronto

German Academic Exchange Service

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