Associate Research Scientist
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
Geoff Emberling is an archaeologist and museum curator specializing in the ancient Middle East and North Africa. He has worked as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago, and was recently consulting curator for the reinstallation of the ancient Middle East gallery at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). He currently directs an archaeological field project at El Kurru in northern Sudan, which was a pyramid cemetery of the kings and queens of ancient Kush from 750-650 BCE. In part because of his experience with visitor-centered interpretation at the DIA, and also working with the African Studies Center at the University of Michigan, he has broadened his archaeological research to engage the local community around El Kurru, with results that have included improved site interpretation, site protection, engagement in discussions about heritage, and the development of a community heritage center.
Tuesday, May 21
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM