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Magic, rituals and cult in the ancient Near East (2nd NINO conference) - 30/01/2020, Amsterdam (Netherlands)



The public is invited to the second NINO Annual Meeting, which will be held on Thursday 30 January 2020 in Amsterdam.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30/01/2020


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lecture hall 1.05, PC Hoofthuis building, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)




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09:45-10:15 | Registration, coffee


10:15-10:30 | Opening words


10:30-12:30 | Session 1: Mesopotamia and the Cuneiform World


· Andrew George (SOAS University of London): “Mythical Time in Mesopotamian Incantations”


· Daniel Schwemer (University of Würzburg): “Any Evil, a stalking ghost, and the ox-headed demon”


· Karel van der Toorn (UvA): “Celebrating New Year in the Ancient Near East”


· Ilan Peled (UvA): “The Scapegoat Ritual in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible”


12:30-13:30 | Lunch break


13:30-15:00 | Session 2: Egyptology and Epigraphy


· Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University): “An iconography of protective Middle and New Kingdom daemons”


· Jacques van der Vliet (LU/NINO): “Old and new in late antique Egyptian magic”


· Margaretha Folmer (VU/LU): “A magic lead tablet in Aramaic from Late Antiquity”


15:00-15:30 | Coffee break


15:30-16:30 | Session 3: Project presentations (“lightning”)


· Caroline Waerzeggers + Melanie Gross + Maarja Seire (LU)


· Rolf Strootman (UU)


· Natalie Naomi May (LU)


· Susanna Wolfert-de Vries (UU)


· Elizabeth Hicks (LU/NINO)


16:30-17:00 | NINO Thesis Prizes: award and presentations


17:00-17:30 | Closing words, presentation of NINO Annual Meeting 2021


17:30-18:30 | Drinks (“borrel”)


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