January 5, 2021

EP. 195 — Who Gave Ancient Egyptians Permission To Be So Advanced? with Dr. Kathryn Howley

Professor Howley is the Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is interested in how ancient peoples negotiated their interactions with other cultures through art and material culture, particularly Egypt and its southern neighbor Nubia in the first millennium BCE. As part of this interest she directs the Sanam Temple Project, which undertakes fieldwork at the 7th century BCE Egyptian-style temple of the Nubian King Taharqo at Sanam, Sudan.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Dr. Kathryn Howley   JVN [00:07:19] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On our first episode back of the year, we are going to go way back in time with Egyptologist Dr. Kathryn Howley, where I ask her: Who gave ancient Egyptians permission to be so advanced? Welcome to “Getting Curious,” this is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited to introduce our expert and our guest this week, Dr. Kathryn Howley. You are an Egyptologist and the assistant professor at IFA and NYU. Welcome.   KATHRYN HOWLEY [00:00:39] Thank you so much. I’m really happy to be here.   JVN [00:00:41] Oh, my gosh. I’m so excited that you’re here. So you study ancient cultures and civilizations in Egypt and what is currently Northern Sudan?   KATHRYN HOWLEY [00:00:53] Absolutely

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