February 20, 2018

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
  • Jennifer Houser Wegner

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Love Hurts: Heartbreak in the Ancient World

Penn Lightbulb Cafe

A Penn alumna who earned her B.A. in Egyptology from Penn of Arts and Sciences, Jennifer Houser Wegner has worked in Egypt since 1990 and has participated in fieldwork at Giza, Bersheh, Saqqara, and Abydos. She is a co-author of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Amarna Period: Revolution and Restoration, and most recently of The Sphinx that Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.