Cambridge in America and the Cambridge Society of Washington, DC are pleased to welcome Dr. Toby Wilkinson for a conversation on his most recent book The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present at 6:30 pm on October 23rd.
Dr. Wilkinson, a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, has been acclaimed as one of the leading Egyptologists of his generation and has lectured around the world. In conjunction with his new book, he will speak on the vast importance of the Nile in nurturing and sustaining Egyptian culture for thousands of years. Additionally, he is Head of the International Strategy Office at the University and will speak briefly about Cambridge’s global role with Pro-Vice Chancellor Jennifer Barnes.
Dr. Wilkinson is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History and has broadcast on radio and television in the UK and abroad, including BBC’s Horizon and Channel 4’s Private Lives of the Pharaohs. He also served as the consultant for the BBC’s award-winning documentary on the building of the Great Pyramid.
His books include Early Dynastic Egypt (1999), Genesis of the Pharaohs (2003), Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2005), Lives of the Ancient Egyptians (2007) and The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (2010), for which he won the 2011 Hessell-Tiltman Prize, awarded to the best work of non-fiction historical content. He also is the editor of the encyclopedia The Egyptian World (2007).