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W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence

Meredith Brand
March 14, 2022

Brand is the fourth Egyptologist to visit and teach at CSUSB since the start of the visiting scholar program in 2018. In addition to teaching in the departments of history and anthropology, she will present a keynote talk, “Making Millions of Pots: How the Cult in Ancient Egypt Met Its Demand for Pottery,” at RAFFMA on April 5.

"Redeeming Demons: Coopting Demonic Forces for Good in Ancient Egypt"
April 6, 2021

RAFFMA, in collaboration with the Bowers Museum and American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County (ARCE-OC), presents “Redeeming Demons: Coopting Demonic Forces for Good in Ancient Egypt” on Saturday, April 10, from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Kasia Szpakowska
March 24, 2021

RAFFMA presents a new monthly event called “Cocktails with the Collection,” where attendees are taken into the vault (virtually) to discuss objects that are not currently on display. The first event will explore the Egyptian collection, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

Kasia Szpakowska is the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for spring 2021.
March 2, 2021

Associate professor Kasia Szpakowska has joined CSUSB’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History as the esteemed W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for spring 2021. 

October 8, 2019

Tara Prakash, assistant professor of ancient art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, is the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for fall.

November 27, 2017

Dr. W. Benson Harer, a longtime supporter of Cal State San Bernardino and the university’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), has pledged $900,000 to establish the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.

February 7, 2019

Jessica Tomkins, who earned her doctorate in Egyptology from Brown University last year, was selected to be CSUSB’s inaugural W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.

March 1, 2019

The W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence, Jessica Tomkins, will present “Weapons and Warfare in Ancient Egypt,” on Wednesday, March 6, at noon.

March 5, 2019

This all-ages event, led by W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence Jessica Tomkins, will allow visitors to explore the rich history of ancient Egypt, from their religious beliefs to their burial practices with family friendly activities.