JFIC Special Joint Event by the Japan Foundation and Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan: “Mysterious Ladies from Ancient Egypt”

The Japan Foundation held a special lecture to introduce Egyptian culture on June 15 (Fri.) in partnership with Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan.

On the occasion of visit to Japan by a leading scholar of Egyptian studies, Dr. Gihane Zaki of Helwan University, the Japan Foundation held the lecture to shed light on Egyptian culture and cultural exchanges between Japan and Egypt.

Dr. Zaki explored the realities of three queens from ancient Egypt widely known in Japan as well; Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra.

In addition, Japanese researchers who are involved in the ongoing project to dig Queen Khentkawes’s tomb in Egypt had a talk on this special occasion.

Outline

Date June 15 (Fri.), 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
※Doors open: 6:00 p.m.  Open: 6:30 p.m.
※Reception was held after the lecture.
Venue
Organizer The Japan Foundation, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan
Capacity

100 people on a first-come, first-served basis (Admission free, with simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation)

Guest speakers

Part 1: Lecture
Dr. Hiroyuki Kamei, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ichiroh Kanaya, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University
Yukinori Kawae, Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University

Part 2: Special Lecture
Dr. Gihane Zaki, Professor, Helwan University (Egypt)

Contact

Program

18:00 Doors open
18:30 Opening/Opening remarks

18:30-18:50 Part 1: Lecture by Japanese Researchers
“Archaeological Digging Project of Queen Khentkawes“
Dr. Hiroyuki Kamei, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ichiroh Kanaya, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University
Yukinori Kawae, Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University

18:50-19:50 Part 2: Special Lecture
“Mysterious Ladies from Ancient Egypt - Queen Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra“
Dr. Gihane Zaki

19:50-20:10 Question-and-answer session
20:10-21:00 Reception [JFIC Space KEYAKI]

Profile of Guest Speakers

Dr. Gihane Zaki (Ph.D.)
Professor of Egyptology at Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt). Cultural heritage consultant of UNESCO Cairo office. Received a master degree in Egyptology at Helwan University in 1993. Conducted doctoral study in Egyptology at University of Lyon 2 from 1995 to 1999. Received PHD New Regime of Egyptology at University of Lyon 2 in 2000.

Dr. Hiroyuki Kamei (Ph.D.)
Dr. Hiroyuki Kamei, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Vice curator, the Museum, Tokyo Institute Technology. Born in Nagoya in 1954. Took a doctor's course at the department of Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Has been conducting an archaeological research in Kharga Oasis, Egypt since 2000.

Dr. Ichiroh Kanaya (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University, Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts of Kyoto Saga University, Administration officer, Children’s Art (NPO). Born in Tokyo in 1973 and grew up in Osaka. Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Kansai University in 1995. Completed Graduate School of Information Science in 1999. Researcher and artist to make the most use of computers in designing. Engaged in archaeological research in Egypt together with Dr. Hiroyuki Kamei and Dr. Yukinori Kawae.

Dr. Yukinori Kawae (Ph.D.)
Egyptian archaeologist. Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Garduage School of Letters). Lived in Cairo from 1992 to 2008. Graduated from the department of Egypt of the American University in Cairo. Kawae won prestigious awards such as Ahmed Fakry Award while he was a university student. Appointed as an area manager to Ancient Egypt Research Associates in 2004. Since then, Kawae has engaged in research on pyramid with an approach to create a fusion of humanities and natural science as a specialist of ancient residences.

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