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Dr. Kathleen Sheppard will present a lecture, “Breaking Ground: Women’s Roles in the History of Egyptology,” for the Egyptian Study Society on Sept. 10 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Sheppard will present case studies of two American women in the early twentieth century, diarist Emma Andrews and curator Caroline Ransom Williams, that will illustrate that women were central to Egyptian archaeology and Egyptology in crucial but not usually recognized ways.
Sheppard is a historian of science who studies the history of archaeology in Britain and the United States. She also is an administrator for the Histories of Archaeology Research Network and a contributing editor for Lady Science.
Sheppard has authored a scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray and the newly published correspondence collection between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted from Archaeopress.