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Oxford Research Centre Celebrates Egyptian Heritage With Egypt Season

Oxford's Egypt Season will examine Egypt's rich cultural, archaeological, artistic, and political history until December 2022.

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The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities (TORCH) just launched a new initiative dubbed ‘Egypt Season’. On November 18th at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, TORCH will recount the tale of Egypt throughout the ages, covering everything from Pharaonic times to contemporary days and deep diving into the diverse nation using innovative technology, scholarship, and creative artistic practices. 

The multimedia discourse unpacks centuries worth of documentation, art, film and science as a means to celebrate the vigour through which Egypt serves as a cradle for civilisation. 

With the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb in November 1922, the world has collectively shifted its gaze towards Egyptian heritage. That said, The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities (TORCH) is building on that attention and is set to bring together artists and researchers to celebrate Egypt and its influence on the world.

The TORCH programme aims to artistically contribute to public discourse by working with internationally renowned artists and professionals in a variety of cultural sectors. It also engages audiences in thinking about themes and questions that are crucial to our current times.