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Hellenistic Sealings & Archives -23-24/01/2018, Amsterdam (Netherlands)





The Edfu Connection: The event marks the end of the international collaborative project The Edfu Connection, which highlights the collection of a single hoard of Ptolemaic sealings now held at the Allard Pierson and the Royal Ontario Museums. The organizers welcome papers on subjects related to sealings and archives around the Hellenistic Mediterranean and Near East (ca. 4th-1st cent. bce), which may include seal stamps and rings, gems and coins, papyri and literary studies.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. Sharon Herbert (University of Michigan); other confirmed speakers include Robert S. Bianchi (Fondation Gandur pour l’Art), Stefano F. Caneva (University of Padua), Gunnar Dumke (Max Planck Institute), Catharine C. Lorber (American Numismatic Society), and Ronald Wallenfels (New York University) among others.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23-24/01/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Allard Pierson Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)





INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Aquí/here/qui   Deadline: 14/01/2018


-Estándar/standard/standard: €50


- Estudiante/student/studente. €25




Day 1 — 23 January 2018

09:00 – opening & registration


10:00 – Robert S. Bianchi (Fondation Gandur pour l’Art)

          Pharaonic-Themed Sealings in the Edfu Hoard


11:15 – Catharine C. Lorber (American Numismatic Society)

          Coins and Sealings: The Portraiture of Ptolemy VI-XII


01:15 – Branko F. van Oppen (Allard Pierson Museum)

          Hellenistic Motives in the Edfu Hoard


02:15 – Jane L. Ainsworth (University of Leicester)

          Sealing the Deal: Representing Herakles in Hellenistic Selinunte


03:30 – Torben Schreiber (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

          Searching for the Archive of Doliche


04:30 – Key-note lecture: Sharon Herbert (University of Michigan)

          Snowflakes and Quicksand: A Survey of Hellenistic Sealing Practices


Day 2 — 24 January 2018

09:15 – Vito Messina (Università degli Studi di Torino)

          Hellenistic Sealings in Context: The City Archive of Seleucia-on-the Tigris


10:15 – Gaëlle Coqueugniot (Université Paris - Nanterre)

          Archival Practices of the Chreophylakes in the Seleucid East


11:30 – Laure Marest-Caffey (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

          Portraits as Seals in the Hellenistic Period: Patterns of Use in Sealings


02:00 – Ronald Wallenfels (New York University)

          Parthian-Period Sealed Archival Cuneiform Tablets from Uruk


03:15 – Gunnar R. Dumke (Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

          Business as Usual? – Sealings in the Hellenistic Far East


04:15 – Stefano G. Caneva (Université de Liège)

          Digital Dissemination and Public Engagement
          Reflections and Ideas from a Curious Historian


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