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PhD, University of Cambridge
MA, University of Memphis
BA, Lycoming College
Meghan Strong teaches courses on ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern archaeology, religion and art. Her research incorporates aspects of sensory archaeology, ritual performance, material cultures studies and lychnology (the study of ancient lighting devices). Her current book project focuses on the ancient Egyptian use of artificial lighting from the 3rd – 1st millennium BC. She is also co-editing a volume on the experience of night, darkness and luminosity in ancient urban environments.
Dr. Strong has worked on archaeological projects in Egypt for over a decade, primarily with the Ministry of Antiquities and the American Research Center in Egypt. She is currently an Assistant Director for the Nuri Archaeological Expedition, which encompasses the royal pyramids and necropolis of Nuri, Sudan. Her research at the site seeks to understand Nuri as a ritual landscape, incorporating its material culture, architecture and religious practices.