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Cultural Exchanges in Ancient Egypt - 10-11/06/2020, (Online)


Egypt played a central part in the ancient world, yet research and university courses have traditionally focused on Greece and Rome. This first-ever international meeting on ancient Egypt at Kent will mark the launch of a new interdisciplinary research cluster on Egyptian civilisation and will contribute significantly to enhancing research and teaching relating to ancient Egypt at the University of Kent. 


FECHA /DATE/DATA: 10-11/06/2020




ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Csaba La’da; Dr Ada Nifosi; Dr Matthijs Wibier.


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Inscripción online / Registration online / Registrazione online


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: Programa online / Program online / Programma online



Day 1

Welcome remarks from the organisers

Session 1: Cultural Exchanges in Pharaonic Egypt

Chair: Dr Csaba La’da

Professor Stephen Quirke
UCL Institute of Archaeology
'Substance beyond visible, tangible, audible: assessing cultural exchanges in Middle Kingdom Lahun within a longer term history of Egypt'

Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedrich Quack
Heidelberg University
'Near Eastern deities in Egyptian magical texts of the New kingdom'

Break 11.30-12.00

Session 2: Cultural Exchanges in Hellenistic Egypt

Chair: Dr Matthijs Wibier

Dr Csaba La’da
University of Kent
‘Alphebetisation: Independent Indigenous Invention or Travelling Idea? (With special focus on alphabetisation in Greek)'

Dr Stéphanie Wackenier
Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
'How do you boost your career? Learn Greek! A new exercise of the Greek alphabet on papyrus (Arsinoites, 3rd century BC)'

Break 13.00-14.00

Session 3: Cultural Exchanges from the Hellenistic to the Roman period

Chairs: Dr Ada Nifosi and Csaba La'da

Dr April Pudsey
Manchester Metropolitan University
‘Children's cultural interactions in Greco-Roman Egypt: play, religion and travel’

Dr Ada Nifosi
University of Kent
‘The Throw of Baubo: a multicultural gaming piece from Greco-Roman Egypt’

Break 15.00-15.30

Session 3 continues - Chair: Dr Ada Nifosi

Dr Katalin Kóthay
Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest
'On the cross-cultural context of Ptolemaic and Roman funerary iconography'

Dr Mohamed Kenawi
School of Archaeology Oxford
‘Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta: From Soil to Libraries and Museums’

Final questions and end of the public webinar

16.45-17.30 Round table (speakers only)
Day 2

Session 4: Cultural Exchanges in Roman Egypt

Chair: Dr Csaba La’da

Professor John Tait
UCL Institute of Archaeology
'Literary forms and themes: cultural exchange in Egypt of the Roman Period'

Dr Jo Stoner
University of Kent
'Red thread in personal adornment in Roman and late antique Egypt: evidence from the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology'

Break 11.30-12.00

Session 5: Cultural exchanges in Late Antique Egypt

Chairs: Dr Matthijs Wibier and Dr Ada Nifosi

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Palme
University of Vienna
'A Deed of Surety and Civil War in Egypt: The Struggle between Phocas and Heraclius'

Dr Matthijs Wibier
University of Kent
‘Title tbc’

Break 13.00-14.00

Session 5 continues

Chair: Dr Matthijs Wibier

Prof. Ellen Swift
University of Kent
‘Cultural Connections in Late Antiquity: evidence from dress-related artefacts’

Dr Jennifer Cromwell
Manchester Metropolitan University
'Coptic Documentary Practices After the Arab Conquest'

End of the public webinar

15.15-15.45: Final remarks (speakers only)


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