Lectures

2019        “Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt,” River Forest Public Library, January 27.

2018        “Medicine and Magic in Ancient Egypt,” Geneva Public Library, December 27.

2018        “Teaching and Learning Anthropology Online,” A Roundtable at the 117th  Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California, November 18.

2018        “Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.” The Clare, October 1.

2018        “The Earliest Illustrated Manuscripts in History: Reading and Writing the Ancient Egyptian Book.” Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford Chapter, September 18.

2018        “The Earliest Illustrated Manuscripts in History: Reading and Writing the Ancient Egyptian Book.” Prairie Trails Public Library, July 12.

2018        “Exhibits, from the Inside Out: Managing Exhibition Metadata with EMu’s Exhibition Objects Module.” Axiell Midwest Roadshow 2018, June 7.

2018        “Becoming God in Ancient Egypt.” Gallery Talk, Oriental Institute. February 1.

2018        “The Book of the Dead at the Oriental Institute.” The Claire, January 15.

2017        “The Book of the Dead at the Oriental Institute.” The Admiral, December 5.

2017        “Reviving the Book of the Dead: New Insights into Ancient Egyptian Religious Literature.” ARCE Chicago Chapter, November 4.

2017        “Book of the Dead.” Docent Training, Oriental Institute Museum, October 16.

2017        “Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt.” Members’ Preview, October 1.

2017        “Egypt under the Ptolemies and Romans.” Gallery Talk, Oriental Institute. June 1.

2017        “The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt.” Benedictine University Art Gallery, May 1.

2017        “Managing ‘Big Data’ Projects in the Humanities.” Oriental Institute Careers Program, April 12.

2017        “Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.” River Forest Public Library, January 29.

2017        “Building the Pyramids.” The Admiral, January 24.

2017        “The Ancient Egyptian Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum.” Glencoe Public Library, January 22.

2017        “Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.” Bartlett Public Library, January 17.

2017        “A New Fragment of a Demotic Papyrus from the Fayum in the Oriental Institute Museum (Papyrus OIM E19446).” Annual Meeting of the Society of Classical Studies, January 8 (Paper Accepted, Presentation Canceled due to weather).

2016        “Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths and Religious Philosophies.” The Claire, November 29.

2016        “The Pragmatics of Interment: How the Placement of Funerary Papyri Embodied the Divine in Roman Egypt.” Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, November 19.

2016        “A New Manuscript of the Book of Caves (BD 168) and a Memphite Hymn to Osiris.” 42nd Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, November 4.

2016        “Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.” Aurora Public Library, October 24.

2016        “Building the Pyramids.” Lake Bluff Public Library, October 13.

2016        “The Ancient Egyptian Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum.” Wilmette Public Library, September 13.

2016        “Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.” Bensenville Community Public Library, September 7.

2016        “Search Our Collections: Using the Oriental Institute Collections Online.” Inquiry & Discovery: Teaching through Primary Sources and Archaeology, August 31.

2016        “Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths and Religious Philosophies.” The Admiral, Chicago, August 11.

2015        “Demotic and Hieratic Scholia in Funerary Papyri and their Implications for the Manufacturing Process.” 41st Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, November 8.

2015        “An ‘Integrated’ Database: What, Why, and How.” Presentation for the University of Cincinnati Department of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, at the Oriental Institute, September 15.

2015        “The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.” Gallery Talk, Oriental Institute, June 4.

2015        “From Beginning to End: Funerary Text Creation in Greco-Roman Egypt.” 225th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, New Orleans, March 15.

2014        “Papyrus Rylands Hieratic 6: A Copy of the First and Second Books of Breathing,” From Egypt to Manchester: Unravelling the John Rylands Papyrus Collection, Manchester, September 4-6 (withdrawn due to family emergency).

2014        “The Book of the Dead in Demotic: Scribal Strategies for Textual Transmission,” 65th Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Portland, April 4

2014        “Composing Demotic Funerary Texts: Textual Criticism, Orality, and Memory in the Demotic Funerary Papyri,” 145th American Philological Association Annual Meeting, American Society of Papyrologists panel on “Culture and Society in Graeco-Roman Egypt,” Chicago, IL, January 4

2013        “Migrating to the KE EMu Database Platform: Expectations and Results,” for the Kelsey Museum and University of Michigan, Chicago, May 17

2013        “A Reception before Osiris: Illustrating Demotic Funerary Texts,” 64th Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Cincinnati, April 20

2012        “Accessing the Ancient Near East,” Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, November 17

2012        “The Organization of the Sacred Animal Cults for the Ibis and the Falcon in Ancient Egypt,” Birds in Ancient Egypt Symposium, the Oriental Institute, Chicago, November 10

2012        “‘Monstrous Shapes of Every Species:’ The Iconography of the Egyptian Divine World,” Oriental Institute, Chicago, June 11

2012        “Demotic Votive Texts from an Ibis Sanctuary,” 63rd Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Providence, April 27

2011         “Roman Egypt,” Guest lecturer for Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History, Oriental Institute/University of Chicago Graham School, July 7

2011         “Ancient Egyptian Religious Literature,” Guest Lecturer for CLA 279-7: Cultural Crossroads in Antiquity, May 13

2011         “Innovation and Tradition: The Placement of Funerary Papyri in Greco-Roman Egypt,” 62nd Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago, April 1

2010        “Roman Egypt,” Guest lecturer for Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History, Oriental Institute/University of Chicago Graham School, July 7

2010        “Preserving the Past, Preserving the Future: The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute,” Research Endowment Campaign Completion Event, March 27

2009       “Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths,” Creation Myth Mini-Series, Oriental Institute, October 17

2009       “The Ptolemaic Economy,” Guest Lecturer for Economies of the Ancient Mediterranean, Wheaton College, October 14

2009       “A Feast of Knowledge: Libraries and Archives, Past and Present,” Breasted Society Event, Oriental Institute, July 8

2008       “Repelling the Enemies of Osiris: The Use of Magical Bricks in Ancient Egypt,” ARCE Chicago Chapter, December 6

2008       “Oriental Institute Demotic Ostraca Online (O.I.D.O.O.),” Xth International Congress of Demotic Studies, Leuven, Belgium, August 29

2008       “Did the Book of the Dead Die? The Funerary Literature of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt,” PORTUS: Liverpool Research Classics Seminars, University of Liverpool, UK, May 27

2008       “Religious Significance of the Formulaic Demotic Funerary Texts from Roman Egypt,” 139th American Philological Association Annual Meeting, American Society of Papyrologists panel on “Culture and Society in Graeco-Roman Egypt,” Chicago, IL, January 5

2007       “Demotic Formulaic Funerary Texts from Roman Period Egypt in the Louvre,” XXVth International Conference of Papyrologists, Ann Arbor, MI, July 30

2006       “King Tut: His Discovery, His Era, His Treasures,” Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois, September 9

2006       “The Mysteries of King Tut,” Mon Ami Gabi, Oak Brook, Illinois, August 28

2006       “King Tut: His Discovery, His Era, His Treasures,” Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois, August 5

2006       “King Tut: His Discovery, His Era, His Treasures,” Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois, July 29

2005       “Statements of Identification and the m of Predication,” 56th Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Annual Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 2.