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March 18, 2014

Tune in to Dialogues at Noon March 21 for “The Journey Continues: The Origins and Early Roles of Five Ancient Egyptian Goddesses”

Professor Susan HollisProfessor Susan Hollis, at left, will be the featured speaker on Friday, March 21, in the Dialogues at Noon series, co-sponsored by the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, and the Metropolitan New York Center, 325 Hudson Street, room 320, NYC.

 “The Journey Continues: The Origins and Early Roles of Five Ancient Egyptian Goddesses” is the title of this discussion focusing on Neith, Hathor, Nut, Isis and Nephthys. Hollis will present new ideas about how several of these goddesses developed and the roles they played in the early history of Egypt (late predynastic and up through the end of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2150 BCE0)). She will present a PowerPoint and there will time for questions.

“These ideas, while not totally new, are rather radical, having only been hinted at best in the past. The discussion calls into question the idea of divinity and the role deities play in a culture,” Hollis says.

Hollis is a mentor at GVC in the cultural studies and historical studies areas of study and a mentor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

She is a Scholar Across the College and a past recipient of the Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2006). She has her Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Language and Civilizations from Harvard University and an A.B. in religion from Smith College. She has published scholarly books, book chapters and articles for numerous professional publications.

The monthly series is streamed via esc-tv.

Questions are welcome at dialogues@esc.edu. For more information, contact Bob Carey.