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Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1985 by Alexander Badawy

A professor emeritus of art history at UCLA, the late ALEXANDER BADAWY was a noted scholar of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern architecture. Soon after making his generous commitment to Hopkins, he retired to Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Badawy endowed this chair to attract to Johns Hopkins a faculty member whose research and work would “parallel that of Egyptian philology so well illustrated by my colleague Professor Hans Goedicke.” Dr. Goedicke, professor emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Hopkins, is an historian of Egypt and author of many books, including Near Eastern Studies: In Honor of William Foxwell Albright.

Held by Betsy M. Bryan

BryanBetsyBETSY M. BRYAN, the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and former chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is an expert on the history and art history of ancient Egypt specializing in the New Kingdom era (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.E.). She was guest curator for the traveling exhibition “The Quest for Immortality” (2002-2007) on loan from the Egyptian government. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses broadly on the organization and cultural context of artistic production. Most recently she has conducted field work at the Temple of the goddess Mut in Luxor, Egypt, where she annually takes students to assist in research. A member of the Hopkins faculty since 1986, Dr. Bryan holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Art.