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CALL. 18.05.2018: Deir el-Medina Workshop 2018, Torino (Italy)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Museo Egizio, Torino (Torino, Italy)


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The Museo Egizio in Turin will hold an international workshop onvDeir el-Medina from the 8th to the 10th of October 2018. This workshop aims to highlight ongoing research on Deir el-Medina, focusing on the history of the archaeological excavations and recent field activities as well as the investigation of written and non-written material culture. Papers on any topics related to Deir el-Medina and other sites in Western Thebes linked to it from the New Kingdom until the Coptic period are welcome. Themes may cover: · Archaeology · History of art · Philology · History · Archaeometry · Anthropology · Archive Studies The idea is to organize a workshop with a focus on discussions and exchange rather than extensive lectures. Therefore, presentations should be limited to max. 15 minutes and provide a basis for further discussion. The speakers will be asked to submit a draft of their paper or poster four weeks in advance in order to share it with the other participants in the workshop. The drafts will be circulated among the participants only. The names of the invited speakers will be announced soon. Furthermore, the curators and conservators of the Museo Egizio will give talks on ongoing research on Deir el-Medina. Date · The workshop will take place from the 8th to the 10th of October 2018 in the Museo Egizio in Turin. Types of presentation · Papers (max. 15 min.) · Poster Conference languages · The preferred language is English. Costs · There will be workshop charges of EUR 50,00 (including conference material, coffee breaks and buffet-lunch on the days of the workshop, free entrance to the Museo Egizio). The participants will be issued a receipt. · Travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by the Museo Egizio. Publication: · We intend to publish the proceedings online in the Rivista del Museo Egizio ( <> Applications · The Museo Egizio invites prospective speakers to submit an abstract of max. 250 words. · Please submit your abstracts via email to <> with ‘DEIR EL-MEDINA WORKSHOP 2018’ as the subject and indicate the type of presentation (paper or poster). · Please include your name and institutional affiliation if you have one; if you are an independent researcher, please state this. · Acceptance is based on the quality, relevance and significance of the proposed paper. Deadlines · The deadline for submission is 18th May 2018. · Notification of acceptance by 30th June 2018. · Payment of fee by 21th July 2018. · Submission of drafts by 8th September 2018.

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