Dr. Sally Katary Memorial Lecture

Venue: Church of the Epiphany | September 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

The Department of Ancient Studies presents the inaugural

Dr. Sally Katary Memorial Lecture

Looking North: Environmental Orientalism and Ancient Egypt’s North-Western Nile Delta

By exploring the history of scholarship on the geology, archaeology, and environment of Alexandria and the North-West Nile Delta, Dr. Blouin challenges the traditional interpretation of the significance of the regions at the edge of the cultivated land, and our understanding of Egypt’s  socio-environmental dynamics over time.

Dr. Katherine Blouin, Associate Professor in Roman History, University of Toronto

Dr. Blouin’s work centres on Roman Egypt, and more specifically on issues dealing with multiculturalism, cultural identities and ancient environments. Her current work focuses on how the management of the Nile during the Hellenistic and Roman periods affected the changes in the Nile Delta that occurred between the Roman conquest and the Arab period. She teaches in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and contributes to the Everyday Orientalism website in addition to working on
archaeological sites and publishing
numerous scholarly articles.

Reception sponsored by Laurentian University’s School of the Environment.

Contact: Dr. Robert Derrenbacker (, 673-1730, 100) for more information or for special arrangements to make this lecture accessible to you.

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