Egyptology and Assyriology

The Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies is a new department designed to explore what is sometimes called the birthplace of Western civilization. It builds on the strengths of Brown’s former Department of Egyptology, widening the intellectual focus from ancient Egypt to all of Ancient Western Asia, also known as the Ancient Near East, where and when societies first began exhibiting more complex forms of organization such as writing. As a field of higher learning, Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies is represented at most of the world’s great universities. Its establishment at Brown, beginning the 2005-06 academic year, is a product of Brown’s Plan for Academic Enrichment, a commitment to higher learning in the humanities and the sciences.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

Steele, John, Chair of Egyptology and Assyriology

Faculty Positions

Allen, James, Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology

Allen, James, Professor of Egyptology and Assyriology

Bestock, Laurel, Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology

Depuydt, Leo, Professor of Egyptology and Assyriology

Rojas Silva, Felipe, Assistant Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology

Rutz, Matthew, Associate Professor of Egyptology and Assyriology

Steele, John, Professor of Egyptology and Assyriology