Boyden Gallery and Collection Director Erin Peters’ Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology Lecture to Premiere Thursday, Oct 28

Submitted by Michael Bruckler on October 22, 2021 - 2:41 pm
October 22, 2021
By Michael Bruckler

On Thursday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., Boyden Gallery and Collection Director Erin Peters’ lecture will premier via YouTube during the 5th Annual Alumnae/Alumni Lecture of the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology at the University of Memphis.

Peters will present, “Dendur in the Dodekaschoinos, Towards a Stratigraphy of Stories.” Her lecture elucidates how the design and decoration of the iconic temple of Dendur now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, contributed to its functional and dynamic use as a cult center. The temple was originally located at the southernmost border of Roman Egypt in a regional, ritual landscape called the Dodekaschoinos or “Land of the ‘Greek’ Twelve Miles” that included the temple of Isis at Philae and was home to a multiplicity of people and practices that defied classification into strict categories such as Egyptian, Greek, Nubian, or Roman. Peters guided the multidisciplinary “Color the Temple” project to use colorized light to bring color back to the Dendur Temple and is a three-time Project Director awardee from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Peters received her PhD in art history at the University of Iowa, an MA in museum professions from Seton Hall University, and her MA in art history with a concentration in Egyptian art and archaeology from the University of Memphis.

To logon to the event visit The lecture will remain on YouTube after its premiere.