Like 2009 and 2010 trips, the 2011 program is now sold out. A waitlist is forming and new dates have just been announced: January 10-23, 2012.
Joshua T. Katz, Professor of Classics, will serve as study leader for this program.
A linguist by training, a Classicist by profession, and a comparative philologist at heart, Katz is widely interested and published in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient world, from India via Greece and Rome to Ireland and beyond. He prefers in both his teaching and his research to prowl around topics rather than pursue one single line of inquiry. His courses on campus range from an introduction to ancient Egypt to the historical/comparative grammar of Latin. The recipient of many prestigious academic honors, he is particularly proud to have been given the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton’s commencement in 2003.
During this Journey, Professor Katz, will challenge participants to learn to interpret the characters on the temples and objects encountered each day as he leads a condensed version of his Freshman Seminar course, “Ancient Hieroglyphics.” Professor Katz’s insights into classical Egypt will be enhanced by expert commentary by Egyptologist Tarek Swelim and Egyptian guide Fetiche Posma-Zaalouk.