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As an invited scholar, Dr. Kathleen Sheppard spoke on Nov. 27 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, on the conflict surrounding the 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Sheppard is an associate professor of history and political science.
Sheppard’s lecture, “Everywhere the Glint of Gold: King Tutankhamun at the Winter Palace” was part of the school’s Hennebach Program in the Humanities. The endowed program sponsors a series of visiting professors and scholars in classics, environmental studies, ethics, history, literature, philosophy, and social theory as well as the interdisciplinary fields of environmental policy and science, technology and society studies.
Sheppard’s research focuses on the history of Egyptology in the U.S. and in the U.K. and especially women’s roles in the discipline.
Also in November, Sheppard’s article, “On His Majesty’s Secret Service: James Henry Breasted, Accidental Spy,” was published in The Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. For a copy of the article, please contact Dr. Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.