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    TORONTO CHAPTER Lecture: Microeconomics of Daily Life in ancient Egypt Speaker: Meredith Brand, University of TorontoFriday, January 11, 2013 | 7:00 pmRoom
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      TORONTO CHAPTER Lecture:
      "Microeconomics of Daily Life in ancient Egypt"
      Speaker: Meredith Brand,  University of Toronto
      Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:00 pm
      Room 142, 5 Bancroft Ave, Toronto

      This lecture is free and open to all. For more information, email toronto@... or phone 647-520-4339. 

      Description: "This talk pools together textual, pictorial and archaeological evidence to examine numerous aspects of private (or domestic) production and distribution in ancient Egypt. Some issues raised will include the kinds of products that were made in ancient Egyptian households, how raw materials were procured, who made these goods, and how was this domestic production organized. The social and economic contexts of distribution and consumption will be discussed through examining how goods were exchanged in both formal market places and informally within their communities."

      The SSEA encourages all members of the public to attend our lectures and events and we want to make this easier for people by providing information regarding accessibility of venues for events, and directions to lecture venues. Please contact The SSEA by emailing us at toronto@... or info@..., or phoning us at 647-520-4339 if you need directions to get to one of our events, or if you are a person with a disability and require accommodation.

      About The Speaker: MEREDITH BRAND is a doctoral student in the Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civlizations at the University of Toronto. She received her BA from the American University in Cairo and during that time volunteered for the Egyptian Museum Database Project Supreme Council of Antiquities. She also researched and created a database for a display of Predynastic pottery for an exhibition curated by Dr. Salima Ikram and worked on exhibition and installation of ancient Egyptian copper/bronze and ceramic objects at Suez National Museum, Suez Egypt. She has excavated in Egypt with Prof. MaryAnn Wegner's excavations at Abydos and in Jordan with University of Toronto Madaba Plain Project. She was Assistant Ceramicist with the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo (DAIK) Excavations at Elephantine and the Giza Plateau Mapping Project. She is currently an ex oficio member of the SSEA Toronto Chapter Executive
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