The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology will host the third annual IEAA Alumnae/Alumni Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, in the Art & Communications Building, room 310. This year’s lecture is titled “The God of Confusion? An Examination of Seth in New Kingdom Expressions of Royal Ideology.”
Annie Shanley, Assistant Registrar of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, will present on the topic of the ancient Egyptian god Seth, who is often described as a god of chaos and confusion.
Shanley received her M.A. in Art History, with a concentration in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, at the University of Memphis in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Egyptian Art from Emory University in 2015. Her dissertation focused on the god Seth in the New Kingdom. Her other research interests include ancient Egyptian glass, faience, and metal production, as well as provenance studies, which concerns the tracking of the history of an object’s ownership. Shanley has worked at several sites in Egypt, including the tomb of Parennefer at Luxor and the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata as a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Joint Expedition.