Cleopatra Lecture Series at CCC

by Press Release--Camden County College | Jul 25, 2010
Cleopatra Lecture Series at CCC A grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities is funding a free Camden County College lecture series on Cleopatra that runs concurrently with the world-premiere exhibition “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt,” which is on display through Jan 2 at The Franklin Institute.

CCC’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility will present its “Cleopatra’s World” series in Civic Hall of the Connector Building on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township throughout the fall. The 7 p.m. presentations are open to the public. There is no admission charge.

Scheduled are:
* Sept. 15: “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, An Overview of the Exhibit” with David Silverman, Penn Museum curator and University of Pennsylvania professor.
* Sept. 22: “Napoleon in Egypt and the Origins of Egyptology” by Bob Brier, senior research fellow and professor, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University.
* Sept. 29: “Images of Cleopatra” with Jennifer Houser Wegner, associate curator, Penn Museum, and adjunct assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania.
* Oct. 13: “How About the Greeks and Egyptians? Cleopatra and the Fusion of Cultures” with Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania professor.
* Oct. 27: “Alexandria: Royal City of Cleopatra” with Leslie Anne Warden, assistant professor, West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
* Nov. 3: “Death on the Nile: Human Burial Practices in the Age of Cleopatra” with Stephen R. Phillips, research assistant, Penn Museum.
* Nov. 10: “Fashion in the Age of Cleopatra” with Tracy Musacchio, instructor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

For details about “Cleopatra’s World” and a tuition-free course on ancient Egypt for educators and community members, visit www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter or call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333.

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