By Joseph M. Perkins
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Joshua Roberson will give a lecture on ancient Egyptian afterlife on April 4 at 7 p.m.
Camden County College is featuring a five-part lecture series titled “Hidden Histories of Ancient Egypt” this spring. It has already hosted two lectures in the series on March 7 and 28.
The third lecture, on April 4, titled “A Season in Hell (with apologies to Arther Rimbaud): Exploration in the Egyptian Underworld,” will be given by Joshua Roberson, assistant professor of history, philosophy and political science, Camden County College, and consulting scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Egyptian Section. He will discuss the Egyptian afterlife as a place of reward and punishment.
Through ancient art and texts, Roberson will reveal the complexities of Egyptian speculations on the divine world, including parallels with later Christian and Muslim ideas of heaven and hell.
The lecture will be held in Civic Hall inside the Connector Building on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College.
The series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professional development credit is available for New Jersey educators who attend.