President’s Lecture Series: Dr. Thomas Schneider

President’s Lecture Series

“The West Beyond the West: Interdisciplinary Research on the Quest for Ancient Egypt’s Relations with Central Africa”

Dr. Thomas Schneider

Professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

University of British Columbia

Thursday, April 14th at 4:30PM

Thomas Schneider earned his degrees (Lizentiat, doctorate, and habilitation in Egyptology) from the University of Basel. He has published widely in his main areas of research—Egyptian interconnections with the Near East and North Africa, and Egyptian history and chronology—and is currently completing a monograph on the history of Egyptology in Nazi Germany. He is the founding editor and was editor-in-chief (2008–2014) of the “Journal of Egyptian History”. He was also the editor-in-chief of the series “Culture and History of the Ancient Near East” (2006–2013), and area editor of the “UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology”. He is currently editor of “Near Eastern Archaeology”. Dr. Schneider also serves as Special Advisor to the Dean and Vice-Provost, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC. In 2014 he was awarded a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship from the “lzaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies,” Senior Category.