Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

With sincere gratitude to Beatrice Parker, daughter of former Professor and Chair of Egyptology Richard Parker, we are pleased to share with you the lovely new wall hanging - a print of  King Tut's funeral mask.

NEH grant will enable Brown researcher to digitally preserve Syrian tablets. With ancient documents threatened by modern-day conflict in Syria, Matthew Rutz’s project will make the text of more than 1,800 cuneiform tablets available digitally. 

Please join us in congratulating Professor Laurel Bestock, recipient of the John Rowe Workman Award in Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities, 2018.  The award recognizes Brown faculty for "sustained and continued excellence in teaching".  Of course we all know she is an outstanding educator and we are very happy that Professor Bestock is here, and that her significant abilities and contributions are realized.  Congratulations, Professor!

We are pleased to share the news that Kathryn Howley, PhD'15, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Art and Architecture in Ancient Egypt at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.  Congratulations, Kathryn, we look forward to seeing you either in NY or back for a visit at Brown!

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites you to the interdisciplinary workshop Rethinking the Origins which will take place on April 13-15, 2018 at RI Hall 108, 60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912 (the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World). If you would like to attend this event, we would appreciate it if you registered for the workshop by sending an email with your name to