الأحد، 14 نوفمبر، 2010

December Lectures and Tours

The Egyptology Academy Presents:

In the Footsteps of the Pharaohs of Pharos
A Guided Tour of Alexandria, the Capital of Memory

By Bill Barazzuol and Ahmed Seddik

Friday, 3rd of December at 7 a.m.

For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com


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The Egyptology Academy Presents:

A Virtual Tour of the Egyptian Museum

Lecture By Ahmed Seddik

Sunday, 5th of December, 7 p.m.

For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:

When in Doubt, Hieroglyph it Out, Cracking the Code of the Rosetta Stone

Lecture By Ahmed Seddik

Tue, 7th of December, 7 p.m.

For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:

The Boy King Wanted His Plaything

Lecture By Ahmed Seddik

Thu, 9th of December, 7 p.m.

For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
The Caravans of Re: a Guided Tour of Giza Pyramids on Camels
By Ahmed Seddik
Fri, 10th of December, 5 a.m. (Morning)
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
The Hyksos of Evil
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Sun, 12th of December, 7 p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
The Trial of a Triad: Nefertiti, Akhenaton and Tut
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Tue, 14th December, 7 p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
Behold How Howard Uncovered Tut
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Thu, 16th of December, 7 p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
Pinpointing Punt
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Sun, 19th of December, 7p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
Alexander: a King Akin to a God
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Tue, 21th of December, 7 p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
The Suez Canal
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Thu, 23rd of December, 7 p.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
A Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum
By Ahmed Seddik
Fri, 24th of December, 9 a.m.
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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The Egyptology Academy Presents:
The Library of Alexandria
Lecture By Ahmed Seddik
Mon, 27th of December, 6 p.m.
The Sawy Culture Wheel in Zamalek, Word Hall
Free Admission
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Let the Fable Come to the Table
Friday, 31st of December, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture and Dinner
Venue: the Moghul Room, in the Mena House Oberoi Hotel
For reservation: call: 010-67-68-2-69
or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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الجمعة، 5 نوفمبر، 2010

Ahmed Seddik CV

AHMED SEDDIK
Free-lance Guide, Speaker, Translator, Writer, and Researcher
ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
010-6768269

Lectures from 2006 to present

  1. Give a Pharaoh Five, a joint lecture with Bill Barazzuol
  2. The Divine Board, Pharaoh Amasis in Art and History, with Dr. Raymond Stock
  3. The Battle of Kadesh
  4. The Tale of Sinuhe, a Highly Informative Performative Narrative
  5. Music in Ancient Egypt, a joint lecture with Dr. Khairy ElMalt
  6. Behold How Howard Uncovered Tut
  7. A Night of Hieroglyphics
  8. Nefertiti
  9. View from a Mashrabiyya: the Architecture of History in the History of Architecture
  10. Feasting with the Pharaohs, Banqueting in Antiquity, with Bill Barazzuol
  11. The HelleNilotic Melting Pot
  12. Freezing Time: from Imhotep to Ahmed Zewail
  13. Gates of Glory and Façades of Fame
  14. Alexander: a King Akin to a God
  15. Eratosthenes, from Cyrene to Syene
  16. Pharaohs of Pharos
  17. The Roman Aroma
  18. A Crum of Cruelty
  19. A Taint of Atenism
  20. The Art of the State in the State of the Art
  21. The Hype in the Hypostyle
  22. The Tale of an Ancient Egyptian Expat
  23. Relief of Belief
  24. When in Doubt, Hieroglyph it Out
  25. Thieves from Thebes
  26. Relief Beyond Belief
  27. When Domes Dominate
  28. From Khaemwas to Zahi Hawass
  29. From Cubits to Units, a History of Measurement
  30. Emulate an Amulet
  31. Write Like an Egyptian & Hear it "From Pharaoh's Lips"
  32. Sobek, Biology and Myth, a joint lecture with Dr. Jeffrey Dean Miller
  33. Pinpointing Punt, a joint lecture with Nadia Mottalib
  34. Ramsiscape, a joint lecture with Dr. Ann Shafer
  35. From Haroun Al-Rashid to the Stone of Rashid
  36. Lemon, Biography of a Fruit
  37. Ahmed Shawqi with Howard Carter
  38. Ahmed Shawqi with Tutankhamon
  39. Albert Einstein, Father of the Atomic Age
  40. Powerpoint to Empower Your Point
  41. Digital Grammar
  42. Networking That Works
  43. Ahmed Shawqi in France
  44. How Gibraltar Altered History
  45. “Weaving the Web”
  46. Ahmed Shawqi, a Children’s Poet
  47. Umm Kulthum with Hafez Ibrahim and Ahmed Shawqi
  48. Ahmed Shawqi, the Bard of Wisdom
  49. Ahmed Shawqi, the Egyptologist Poet
  50. From Karma to Karama
  51. "Naguib Mahfouz as Imhotep and Manetho, a joint lecture with Dr. Raymond Stock
  52. Romance in the Land of the Pharaohs
  53. Ahmed Shawqi in Philae
  54. “Champollion: The Linguist and the Emperor”
  55. “100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian”
  56. Conquering the City of Grammar
  57. Law in Ancient Egypt
  58. Color in Ancient Egypt, a joint lecture with Dr. Gamal Lamie
  59. Ancient Egyptian Fauna
  60. Ancient Egyptian Flora
  61. Sailing in Ancient Egypt
  62. Naguib Mahfouz: Reading from the Otherworld, with Dr. Raymond Stock
  63. Imhotep, a Modern Mind in an Ancient Body
  64. The Story of Influenza
  65. The Two Doves
  66. What Is Light?
  67. Reshaping the Shipwrecked Sailor
  68. Making Zoser Closer to Eternity
  69. From Narmer to Nasser
  70. Isis and Osiris
  71. A Virtual Tour to the Egyptian Museum
  72. The Hieoglyphic Nature of Art
  73. Ancient Egyptian Proverbs
  74. Body Language in Ancient Egypt
  75. Sinuhe Insinuations
  76. The Art of Guiding
  77. Flood, Growth, Harvest
  78. The Tooth That Told the Truth
  79. Date Palm: Biography of a Tree
  80. Let Stone Set the Tone
  81. Ancient Egyptian Religion
  82. The Third Dynasty is a Charm
  83. Diplomacy in Ancient Egypt
  84. The Art of Translation
  85. Cleanliness in Ancient Egypt
  86. The Ancient Egyptian House
  87. Medicine in Ancient Egypt
  88. The Art of Public Speaking
  89. Etymological Stories
  90. Magic in Ancient Egypt
  91. Ancient Egyptian Architects
  92. Dying to Live
  93. The Art of Tutoring
  94. Lily: Biography of a Flower
  95. The Hoopoe or News from the Father of News
  96. Quarrying the Quarantine
  97. Health in Ancient Egypt
  98. Drama Drawn from Ancient Egypt
  99. Egyptian Mathematics
  100. Ancient Egyptian Technology
  101. Ancient Egyptian Palaces
  102. Women in Ancient Egypt
  103. The Queens of Ancient Egypt
  104. Ancient Egypt in Film
  105. The Hyksosof Evil
  106. Kinship and Kingship
  107. The Hype Style of the Hypostyle
  108. The Plastic Bag of Antiquity
  109. Sport in Ancient Egypt
  110. For Whom the Sun Shines
  111. The Spirit in Ancient Egypt
  112. A Pause at the Paws of the Sphinx
  113. Stele: Bulletin Boards of Ancient Egypt
  114. The Bee in Ancient Egypt
  115. Money: From Bricks to Clicks
  116. Bread in Ancient Egypt
  117. Friendship and Marriage in Ancient Egypt
  118. Pensive Pencils
  119. Zoser: From Imhotep to Lauer
  120. An Abode Beyond the Boundaries of Death
  121. Sound in Ancient Egypt
  122. Google Your Life
  123. Ahmed Shawqi: the Poet of Faith
  124. The Locus of the Lost Lotus in Egyptian Art
  125. The KaRaVans of Ra
  126. Egypt: Magic and Tragic
  127. From Sultan Barquq to King Tut
  128. Saqqara Village: Passport to the Past
  129. Cleanliness in Science, History and Art
  130. From Bab Zewaila to Bab Zewail
  131. When Nature Speaks, Art Listens
  132. Don't Worry, We Have a Quarry, to Tell the Story
  133. Sounding the Sands: Archeology Techniques
  134. The Fourth Dynasty: Builders with Boulders
  135. An Elapse Marking a Collapse
  136. Carter: Purse and Curse
  137. Strokes of Genius on Ostraca
  138. Camels Were Late Comers
  139. Symposium on the Nile, with Barazzuol, Alshafie and Professor Leach
  140. In the Museum of the Atom
  141. The Story of Garbage
  142. Chorus with Horus
  143. The Mother in Ancient Egypt
  144. Nursing the Curse
  145. Knowledge: a Boon from the Baboon
  146. From Adoring the Sun to a Door in the Sun
  147. Mirroring Mereruka’s Meridian
  148. Wheel in, Camel out
  149. Petrie: Inch by Inch
  150. Ancient Egyptian Games
  151. From the Nave to the Cave
  152. Making Fayoum Bloom
  153. Restoring the Cosmic Chasm
  154. The Rise of Monasticism
  155. Ahmed Shawqi: from the Poet of the Prince to the Prince of Poets
  156. The Egyptian Temple: from the Core Niche to the Corniche
  157. Karnak: a Hub for Hubris
  158. Tut: an Heir to an Era of Air
  159. The Ottoman Style: More Flash for Less Cash
  160. Lured by the Lucre
  161. Museums: Creation and Curation
  162. The Narcotic Nilotic Lotus
  163.  Egypt: the Dynastic Destiny
  164. The Double Helix: The Inspiring Spiral
  165.  Wade in Wood, Hopes on Ropes
  166.  Ahmed Shawqi in School
  167.  The ABC of Electricity
  168.  Ibn Al-haytham: the Father of Optics
  169.  The Story of Numbers
  170. Your Wasta to Waset
  171. The Boy King Wanted His Plaything
  172. How Laser Works
Lecture Series Given:
            1.Egyptolgoy Series
            2.Go Digital, You’ll Go Far!
            3.Ahmed Shawqi
            4.Ahmed Zewail Series for popularizing science
Ahmed Seddik spoke before:
The Egyptology Society
The Egyptology Academy
The Desert Development Center
The Sawy Culturewheel
The Seton Hall Law School - Cairo Summer Program
Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace
SOC 299: invited by Dr. Emad El-Din Aysha
South Dakota Delegation
Students from Ulsan University in Korea, invited by Dr. Cyrus Reed, Associate Provost
Performing and Visual Arts
The British International School
Course: ARIC-315: ARABIC DRAMA (invited by Dr. Birairi M)
CLASSICAL PURSUITS INC.
Taught classes while he was still in Primary School

Interviews Given:

Interviewed by these individuals or organizations from 2005 to present:

BBC TV - Tessa Dunlop (www.tessadunlop.com)
CNN - Dan Lothian: Reaction to President Obama's speech
History Channel: Chasing Mummies: The Amazing Adventures of Zahi Hawass
Mentorn TV: the Tourist, Directed by Christian Watt
Egyptian TV: Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, Nile TV, OTV
The Last Millionaire, BBC
Corriere della Sera Newspaper by Viviana Mazza
Youth and Sports Radio, Sailing on the Banks of Time
European Program (95.4) 
Appeared in “Spell from the East” documentary.
Daily Star - Sara O. Wali: Egyptologists debate Pharaohs’ names
Daily Star - Nader Ramadan: Sham El-Nessim is a lot more than coloring eggs
Daily Star - Annelle Sheline: Gates of Glory and Facades of Fame
Al-Ahram Weekly - Amira El-Naqeeb: In the Realm of History
AUC Dimensions
AUC Caravan – Personal Biography by Arwa Ibrahim
IslamOnline, Noha Mohsen
            Too Long to be True, Hala Hashim for A-U-C news

Translating


Contract with Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (http://www.mcit.gov.eg/) to translate into Arabic a book by Kent R. Weeks entitled The illustrated guide to Luxor: tombs, temples, and museums.  The translation will go on the web as an electronic portal.  Recommended for this role by Dr. Chahinda Karim in ARIC and X in Egyptology.  Contract signed May 17, 2009.

Translated for the organizations or individuals from 2003 to present:

Time Magazine (2005 - present), most recently with Ayman Nour on his release
U.S. State Department
Egyptian Exploration Society
Oxfam International
Seton Hall Law Program
Rosalyoussef Magazine
Cairo Times Magazine
            Egypt’s Supreme Court
            American Embassy
            Cairo Museum
            Vodafone
Global LT
            El Sawy Culturewheel
            Xendex Entertainment
            World-Check
Jerry Leach
            Ayman Nour
            Raymond Stock
            Peter Blauner, Novelist
            Bill Barazzuol 

Documentaries Translated:
           
            Saved by the Sun
            Connecting Delta Cities
            Six Degrees Could Change the World
           
Articles Translated:
            The Plight of Egyptian Bahá’ís
            Nuclear Weapons
            Translation of chapters from Tārīkh al-ustādh al-Imām al-Shaykh Muhammad Abduh by Muammad Rashīd Riā
            Christian Zionism and its Religious Influence in American Politics

          Nano Song


Books Translated
            Case Studies in Clinical Surgery
            The Illustrated Guide to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings by Dr. Kent R. Weeks

Named Tours
            Gats of Glory and Facades of Fame
            Let Stone Set the Tone
            Making El Fayoum Bloom
            An Idyllic Tour of Gezirit el-Dahab, the Gold Island

Tours


Led about 100 tour groups from 2004 to present:

Seton Hall Law Program, Faculty and Students
Princeton University
Cambridge University
Time Magazine, Chief of the Middle East Bureau
Harvard University
Yale University
Cornell University
Rice University
AUC Faculty and Students
University of British Columbia
British Engineering Institutions - Egypt (BEIE)
Alexandria School of Theology (http://www.ast-eg.org/)
Dr. and Ms. William Vocke of Carnegie Endowment
Dr. George P. Fletcher of Columbia
Dr. Bernard Freaman of Seton Hall
James K. Galbraith
James Balfour of Oxfam
Peter Blauner, Novelist (http://www.peterblauner.com/)
Dr. Jerry W. Leach
US Consul-General Roberto Powers
British Museum Curators
Sir Eldon Wylie Griffiths, former British minister
Dr. Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science
Dr. Victor G. Vogel, Director of the Cancer Institute
Stanley F. Buchthal, an entrepreneur and producer
John Bohannon, Science Magazine Correspondent
“The City of the Dead "Informal Settlements and Development Strategies
Middle East Studies Program, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

Ahmed Seddik has teamed with the following distinguished scholars during his tours and lectures:
            Dr. Raymond Stock, Naguib Mahfouz Biographer
            Dr. Bernard Freamon, Director of the Law School's Program for the Study of Law in the Middle East
            Dr. Jeffrey Dean Miller, Biologist
            Dr. Khairy ElMalt, Director of the Institute of Pharaonic Music
            Dr. Ann Shafer, Director of the Art Program
            Dr. Gamal Lamie, Professor of Visual Art at the American University
            Bill Barazzuol, Vice President of the Egyptology
            Mahmoud El Halwagy, Chief Curator, Cairo Museum

Frequently Given Tours (FGT):
            Cairo Museum
            Pyramids
            Coptic Cairo
            Islamic Cairo
            El-Fayoum
            Karnak
            Alexandria

Tutoring


            International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Egypt Today Magazine
Bernard Freamon, Director of the Seton Hall Program for the Study of Law
Ann Shafer, Art Program Director at AUC
Roland Bunge, General Manager of American Express
Floridalma Franco Paiz, Guatemala's ambassador to Egypt
George P. Fletcher. Cardozo Professor at Columbia Law School
Marc Sperling, General Manager of Mercedes Benz in Egypt
Charlotte Madsen, Director of Global Operations at Vodafone
Patrick Fitzpatrick, General Manager of Egypt Today - The Magazine of Egypt
            Tutored several hundred AUC students in Arabic
            Tutored a number of AUC students in English
            Tutored students for GRE exams
            Tutored a few high school students
            Tutored PowerPoint
            Tutored one of his high school teachers in Classic Arabic
         
Storytelling

Hosted by Noreen Karam, director of housekeeping at Four Seasons

Research

            Volunteered in the AUC library to help make its catalogue conform with the Library of Congress.
           
            Participated in a survey for the flora and fauna of AUC’s New Campus Site, under AUC biology professor Dr. Carey Dustin

            Assisted Dr. Bernard K. Freeman of Seton Hall
            Assisted Dr. Ernest Wolf-Gazo in giving lectures on philosophy and art
            Assisted Dr. Jerry W. Leach in preparation of PowerPoint on Global Warming
            Assisted Dr. Chahinda Karim

            Introduced Zahi Hawass when he spoke at Ewart Hall in 2007 on “Recent
                        Discoveries in Egyptology”
                  
Introduced Khairy El Malt of the Institute of Pharaonic Music when he spoke at
the CultureWheel in 2008 on “Ancient Egyptian Music.”
           
            Speechwriting

Introduced:
John T. Swanson (3 times),
Melinda K. Hartwig,
Raymond Stock, a plethora of times
Lisa Sabbahy,
Greg Deyoung,
Michael Hebert,
Mark Werner,
Ann Shafer,
Ernest Wolf Gazo,
Salima Ikram,
Jerry W. Leach,
Ryan Derby-Talbot,
Brian Lucena,
Richard Charles Hoath,
Sheldon Watts,
Farouk El-Baz (http://faroukelbaz.com)
William Evenhouse (www.thefolksinger.com)
Yacoub Atrash, musician

Introduced the following documentaries:
                       
The Eloquent Peasant
                   The Night of Counting the Years

Arbitration in the Sawy’s Reading Competition
Trained Tour Guides

Writing

            Published a poem on Queen Hatshepsut in Dimensions
            Published a poem on Queen Nefertiti, broadcast on the General Program (107.4)
            Published a poetic essay on Imhotep in Youm 7, an Egyptian newspaper
Speak Out (BARQIYYA, Volume 4, Issue 1 October 2001, The American University in Cairo)
            Marsa Alam, short story
            Kadesh, a poem
            Thoth, an essay
            Your Visa to Giza
            -Interviewed Dr. Hussein Madkour, vice-president for the Authority of State Suits, to produce a brief biography of his father, Dr. Muhammed AbdelFattah Sallam Madkour, a prolific author and professor of Islamic Sharia at Cairo University
            -Interviewed the renowned Egyptologist Barry J. Kemp
            - Interviewed Stanley F. Buchthal
            Seddik is currently translating into English a novel by Ahmed Shawqi
            Ahmed Seddik maintains a blog: http://ahmedseddik.blogspot.com/

Book review:

 Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize by Ahmed H. Zewail

Professional Memberships:

The American Research Center in Egypt
The Egypt Exploration Society
Sawy Radio Council of Advisors

Positions:
          Former President of the Egyptology Society
            Former President of the Mathematics Society

Awards and Accolades
          Presidential Scholarship from the Scholar Ship
            Outstanding Leadership Award

Acknowledgements

By Dr. Raymond Stock in Dreams of Departure


Sponsorships

Cairo Science Festival (http://www.cairosciencefestival.org)
              

References

            Dr. Andrew Main, formerly AUC Biology
            Dr. John T. Swanson, Director of the Core Curriculum
            Dr. Zahi Hawass, Supreme Council of Antiquities
            Dr. Jerry W. Leach, Director of American Studies Center
Scott MacLeod, Middle East bureau chief for TIME Magazine
Dr. Chahinda Karim, Professor of Islamic Art at the American University in Cairo
            Dr. Nicholas Hopkins, former HUSS Dean
            Dr. Jeffrey Miller, formerly AUC Biology
            Dr. Ralph Berenger, American University in Sharjah
            Mr. Bill Barazzuol of American International School
            Ms. Aryn Baker of Time Magazine's bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan
            Dr. Bernard Freamon, Director of the Law School's Program for the Study of Law in the Middle East
            Mr. John Solomon of the Government of Singapore
            Mr. John Philip Lochner, Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard
            Ms. Nancy Hagan 
            Mr. Donald Peter Lambe, English teacher for Saudi National Guard
            Dr. Greg Deyoung
Dr. Thomas G. Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science
Dr. Raymond Stock

Hobbies
1-Horseback Riding
2-Running
3-Rock Climbing
4-Biking

Birth and Education

Ahmed Seddik was born on February 25, 1980 and received his Egyptology training at the American University in Cairo. Ahmed Seddik was a student of the world famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and the erudite historian John T. Swanson

Work in Progress

Book: the Art of Guiding
Article: Islam and the Environment, co-authored with Professor Jerry Leach
Audio Books of Ahmed Shawqi, Naguib Mahfouz and Arabic Teaching
Book: the Art of Guiding

Future Plans

Launching the Ahmed Seddik Scholarship for Studying Translation at AUC

Titles:

Arabic’s Leading Ambassador to the English Speaking World
The Curator of the Lexicographic Museum
The Wizard of Ancient Egypt
King of Guides