FSU to Host Lecture on Recent Research of the Pyramids by Dr. Yasser Elshayeb
Frostburg State University’s departments of Visual Arts and Sociology will host a lecture, “Science and Technology to Leverage Culture and Cultural Heritage,” by Dr. Yasser Elshayeb, a professor of engineering at Egypt’s Cairo University, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in FSU’s Fine Arts Building room 118. This event is free and open to the public.
In this seminar, Elshayeb will explain how information and communication technologies can contribute to a better knowledge of various cultures and how ICT can be used to disseminate and exchange information about cultural heritage sites, as well as draw a potential strategy for the contribution of ICT in cultural heritage. He will also discuss the recent applications of these technologies at the Giza Plateau in Egypt, where scientists from Egypt, Japan, France and Canada were able to employ cosmic rays to scan the internal structure of the great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) and determine the existence of previously unknown voids within the structure. The work was the subject of a recent publication in “Nature.”
In addition to his work at Cairo University, Elshayeb is also the national coordinator for the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. He is active in the field of cultural heritage management and conservation, risk assessment and project management through the participation and management of several international projects in those fields. Since 2006, Elshayeb has been involved in setting up the Euro-Mediterranean policies and dialogues on higher education, research, innovation and culture as a focal point of many Euro-Mediterranean programs in Egypt. For many years, he was the Egyptian national contact point for European research programs and participated in many projects focusing on setting priorities in the Mediterranean region, the Gulf region and Africa.
This public lecture is co-sponsored by World Artists Experiences.
Thursday, September 27 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fine Arts Building room 118
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