Senenmut, Mastermind Behind Hatshepsut's Masterpieces?

Dr Campbell Price

  Monday 13th May 2024
 2pm Mayer Hall, Bebington

The high official Senenmut rose to prominence during the reign of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut (c. 1473-1458 BCE), at which time he held the key title (among many others) of Overseer of All Royal Works. What evidence is there that Senenmut was himself personally involved in the design and construction of Hatshepsut's many innovative structures? In advance of a new biography of Senenmut to be published by American University in Cairo Press, this lecture explores the evidence for a close connection between the two.

Dr Campbell Price

Campbell received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Liverpool, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow.
Since 2011, Campbell has been Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester and one of the largest Egyptology collections in the UK. Recent books include a best-selling children's book with Greg Jenner, Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly! (Walker, 2024) and Brief Histories: Ancient Egypt (Orion, 2024). Campbell is currently Chair of Trustees for the Egypt Exploration Society.

Social media: @EgyptMcr
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We have an exciting and diverse series of lectures in 2024
covering a wide range of topics and these are listed below
We are having two Zoom on-line meeting in April & Sept

Monday January 8th, 2pm
Tree Goddesses in Ancient Egypt
Dr Joanne Backhouse

February 12th, 2pm 
Paddle Dolls in Ancient Egypt : Gaudy or Godly?
Megan Clark

March 11th, 2pm
Creatures of the Nile
Dr Gina Criscenzo-Laycock

Wednesday April 3rd Zoom 7pm
Wherever I Lay my Hat : The Grand Hotels of Egypt
Lee Young

13th May, 2pm
The Afterlives of Senenmut
Dr Campbell Price

June 10th, 2pm
'Nilotic' Scenes in the Art of the Prehistoric Aegean : Egyptian, Egyptianizing or Pure Pastiche?
Dr Gina Muskett

July 8th, 2pm
Egyptian International Relations in the Reign of Merenptah
Dr  Roland Enmarch

August 12th, 2pm
The Assyrian Conquests of Egypt
Neil Stevenson

Wednesday Sept 4th Zoom 7pm
‘Better than the British Museum’
the Egyptian Collection of Sir Henry Wellcome
Dr Ken Griffin

October 14th, 2pm
Coffins, Masks and Mummy Cases of Greco-Roman Egypt
Dr Judith Corbelli

November 11th , 2pm 
To be confirmed
Claire Ollett

December 9th , 2pm
AGM, Presidential Lecture & Christmas buffet
Dr Ashley Cooke  

At each Society meeting held in Mayer Hall a selection of Egyptology books is available for sale at very reasonable prices.