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Double Take to Honor Nesmin: A Haunting Analysis of Unearthed Mummies

  • 224 Benefit Street
  • Chace Center
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Dates: October 14, 2016
  • Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Members: free, Adults: $12, Senior citizens (age 62+): $10, Youth (ages 5–18): $3, Children under 5: free, College students: $5 (with a valid college I.D.)
Overview

Mummies are not intended to be menacing or glorified for fabricated folktales. This Halloween season, learn about Nesmin, the ancient Egyptian priest of fertility, the moon, and healing, whom died before the rise of Western colonialism. Dr. Viviane Saleh-Hanna, associate professor and chair of the department of Sociology and Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and Dr. Praveena Gullapalli, associate professor and chair of the Anthropology department at Rhode Island College, for an exploration and hauntological analysis of white supremacy, imperialism, the display of human remains in museums, and the narratives perpetuated through exhibition design.