Artists and Their Regions: Egypt 2020
January 3–10, 2020
This page is under construction. Click here for information on the 2018 trip.
From the Fall 2019 Honors College course catalog:
During the semester, we will study the art, architecture, and literature of ancient Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, and one of a handful of places where writing was independently invented. We will take a special interest in the way that the unique geography of the Nile River valley shaped the religion and history of Egypt, and in the enduring meaning of ancient history for 100 million Egyptians today. In January 2020, we will travel to Egypt to visit its many antiquities, from the pyramids of the Giza Plateau to the sprawling temples at Luxor, from the Egyptian Museum in the heart of Cairo to the technicolor tombs in the Valley of the Kings. We will spend time in Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria. The exact itinerary of the trip is to be determined.
Instructor permission (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) is required to register for the course. The classroom and travel experiences are meant to go together, and priority will be given to students who register for both. Special requirements of the course: trip fee (scholarships are available), passport (must be valid through July 2020), Egyptian entry visa fee ($25), some meals and entrance fees in Egypt, registration with UH Office of Learning Abroad, UH travel insurance.
Above: Visiting the Giza plateau in 2017.
Above: At the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) in 2017.