We celebrated International Mother Language Day at JCCC with games, food, and informational tables. I represented the Ancient Languages of Sumerian (cuneiform), Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Latin, and Greek.
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Registration opened today for the 2018 JCCC Summer Youth Program, and the response is strong! Type “Davidson” in the search box at https://ce.jccc.edu/search.cfm to view a complete list of my youth and adult offerings. Class descriptions are available on the registration website; contact me with any questions. Subjects include ancient language courses–including the only Egyptian Hieroglyphs youth course in … Continue reading
Even though the holidays are upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about 2018 classes. Check back for more announcements, updates, and events in the new year.
For six weeks this June and July, JCCC summer youth campers in grades 6-9 explored the worlds of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Harry Potter. Latin and Greek for the Modern World introduced participants to the languages of Greek and Latin as well as cultural and historical information. Adventures in Ancient Egypt covered ancient Egypt’s history, … Continue reading
On 29 April 2017, I along with an Egyptology group of current and former students traveled to Atchison, KS, at the invitation of the Active Lodge #158 AF & AM to tour their Egyptian Room. The lodge was built in 1915–predating the Tutmania of the early 1920s, but there is no information available about the architect, workmen, … Continue reading
JCCC Program 2017 Join JCCC Faculty and Staff for the 20th Annual JCCC Night at the Nelson on Friday, 7 April 2017. Presentations will be given at 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30 pm; click on the link above for the schedule. I will be presenting on the Middle Kingdom stele of Seankhy and Ankefankhu at 7:30pm in … Continue reading
To access the online catalog for the following courses, click: http://classsearch.jccc.edu/class/results?query=davidson&s=&term_type=ContinuingEd *Students who enroll in 3 or more CE classes in one transaction get a 15% discount!* Egyptomania: Egypt’s Influence on the Arts 03/20/17-04/10/17 Ancient Egypt’s influence on the visual arts, music, film, architecture, and the written word is vast; some call this excessive love of … Continue reading
The wait is over! Due to the tireless dedication of a student/friend, there is now an easy-to-use and linguistically accurate app for learning Egyptian Hieroglyphs. After I lamented (i.e. complained) for several months about the dearth of digital interactives for learning hieroglyphs, James agreed to create a revolutionary new app. You can find Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs … Continue reading
In preparation for our international study trip to London, Oxford, and Berlin, several trip participants have enrolled in an Independent Study Course, Egypt and the Ancient Near East. Co-taught with Professor Melanie Hull, this 10-week course gives JCCC students a unique opportunity to explore the history, religion, art, culture, politics, language, literature, and the worldview of both … Continue reading