Egypt's Heartland: Regional Perspectives on Hierakonpolis, Elkab and Edfu - 18-19/07/2019, Oxfor
The sites of Hierakonpolis, Elkab and Edfu exerted profound political, religious and artistic influence on ancient Egyptian civilization. This one day colloquium presents the results of current archaeological fieldwork, exploring why this region was such a powerful force in Egypt’s heartland.
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 18-19/07/2019
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Luigi Prada
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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Inscripción online / registration online / registrazione online
Thursday July 18, 2019
9:00-10:00 Registration: Nissan Auditorium, St Antony’s College
10:00–12:30 Morning session Richard Parkinson: Welcome and introduction
Renée Friedman: Beverages of power: the contribution of Hierakonpolis
Wouter Claes: The settlement of Elkab: results of recent fieldwork
Liam McNamara: ‘Holy rubbish’? Human statuettes from the Hierakonpolis Main Deposit
Vivian Davies: Elkab and Hierakonpolis: tombs of the Second Intermediate Period and the artist Sedjemnetjeru
Aaron De Souza: Nubians, Nubians everywhere!
12:30–2:00 Lunch (make own arrangements)
2:00–5:00 Afternoon session
Greg Marouad: Preliminary results from the newly discovered early New Kingdom elite quarter at Tell Edfu
Susanne Woodhouse: The figural graffiti of Tomb 3 in Hagr Edfu
Rob Demarée: Pious visitors, tourists or vandals?
Ellen Jones: Family portraits: exploring the representation of female relatives in the Elkab necropolis
Jordan Miller: Composite snakes in second millennium iconographies: Amduat, apotropaic wands, and the Book of Two Ways
Luigi Prada: Late and Graeco-Roman graffiti at Elkab: ‘informal writings’ contributing to the history of a site
Luigi Prada and Susanne Woodhouse: A tomb from the reign of Ptolemy III in the main necropolis of Elkab
6:00 Doors open at Ashmolean Museum
6:30–7:30 Special Evening Lecture, Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Ashmolean Museum
Dr Nadine Moeller, Director of Tell Edfu Project, University of Chicago
New insights into relations between center and periphery: the evolution of the administrative quarter at Edfu
from the Old Kingdom to the Second Intermediate Period
7:30–9:00 Reception, Atrium and Galleries for Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Ashmolean Museum
Friday July 19, 2019
10:00–12:30 Additional activities including small group tours of the Griffith Institute Archives, the Peet Egyptological Library at the Queen’s College, the Sackler Library Rare Books Room and object handling sessions in the Ashmolean Museum (choice of two activities, sign-up at colloquium registration).