Reclaiming History- Dr. Solange Ashby- The 1st Black Female Egyptologist Part I
In this episode of Reclaiming History Part 1 of a multi part series, Lovonia Mallory interviews Dr. Solange Ashby PH.D. She received her Ph.D. in Egyptology with a specialization in ancient Egyptian language and Nubian religion from the University of Chicago. Her first book, Calling Out to Isis: The Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae, explores the temple of Philae’s history as a Nubian sacred site. Dr. Ashby will join the faculty of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA where she will teach Egyptology and Nubian Studies.
She is also founding member of the William Leo Hansberry Society which seeks to create pathways for people of African descent – on the continent and in the diaspora – to engage in the study of African antiquity. Visit them at hansberrysoc.org to find out more details.
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