Current Research in Egyptology XI Conference at Leiden University

petisis middle coffin (RMO Leiden, Thebe 25d ~700bc)After having been held in the UK for the past 10 years, the Current Reseach in Egyptology conference moves to the continent for the first time in 2010. CREXIwill take place January 5th to 8th at the Leiden University in The Netherlands. Originally set up by students at the University of Oxford in 2000, the main aim of the conference is still to provide graduate and post-graduate students the opportunity to present their research.

The conference covers the entire span of the Palaeolithic to the Graeco-Roman and Coptic Periods in Egypt and the Sudan, which leads to a broad range of scholars presenting their research as well as the results of current fieldwork.

Paula Veiga and Melanie Beuken will be covering CREXIfor Heritage Key.

If you are attending the conference in Leiden, make sure to visit the renowed Egyptian mummy collection at the the National Museum of Antiquities (Dr. R.J. Demare’s lecture takes place in the Taffeh Hall) and the temporary exhibit of the Dmanisi Skull at Naturalis as well.

What to expect this year (besides some snow)? Here is the preliminary programme for the Current Research in Egyptology XIconference:

CREXI- Tuesday January 5th, 2010

  • 18.00 Registration of participants in the Taffeh Hall, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO)
  • 20.00 Keynote lecture by Dr. R.J. Demare – New Lights on the Reigns of the Later Ramesside Kings
  • 21.00 Welcome reception Caf RMO

CREXI- Wednesday January 6th, 2010

  • Session 1: Politics, power and society
    • 10.0010.30 Alessandra Siragusa, Ca’Foscari University – The Swty.w: Brokers and Operators in the small and Large Range Trade
    • 10.3011.00 Heba Abd elGawad, Durham University “Out of Bounds Priest’s Property!” The Status of the Ptolemaic Kings at Memphis
  • Session 2: Funerary texts
    • 11.3012.00 Nathalie Andrews, Durham Univeristy – Protecting Personhood in Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead: The role of the Sacred Eye in Ensuring the Continued Identity of the Deceased
    • 12.0012.30 Antonio J. Morales, University of Pennsylvania – Old Kingdom Priestly Texts of Nut and their transmission into the Middle Kingdom
    • 12.3013.00 Jens Blach Jrgensen, University of Copenhagen – Myth and cosmography. On the Union of Re and Osiris in two types of religious discourse
  • Session 3: Arts and Artifacts
    • 14.0014.30 Jurgen van Oostenrijk, Leiden University – The “chane opratoire” of Late Period Shabti Groups from Saqqara
    • 14.3015.00 Daniel Soliman, Leiden University – Iconographic and stylistic studies of kingly sculpture from Dynasties 13, 16 and 17
    • 15.0015.30 Nico Staring, Leiden University – Analysing figural graffiti: stela Louvre C8 as a case study
  • Session 4: CrossCultural Relations
    • 16.0016.30 Alexandros Giannakoulas, University of Oxford – Before Polydamna: Egyptian parturient vessels and the trade of medical lore with the Bronze Age Aegean
    • 16.3017.00 Irene Vezzani, University of Florence – LionessHeaded Female Figures between Egypt and Anatolia at the Beginning of the II Mill. B.C.: An Example of the Egyptian Influence on PreHittite Iconography
    • 17.0017.30 Felix Hflmayer, DAI Berlin / DEI Amman / SCIEM 2000 – Egyptian pots, Aegean chronology and radiocarbon: Recent research on Egypt and the early Aegean Late Bronze Age
  • 18.0019.00 Keynote Lecture by Dr. B.J.J. Haring Cursive and Monumental: Worlds Apart? The Role of Hieratic in the Composition and Copying of Hieroglyphic Texts.

CREXI- Thursday January 7th, 2010

  • Parallel session 1A: Religion
    • 09.3010.00 Susanne Tpfer, University of Leipzig – A (new)edition of the Embalming Ritual after the papyri Boulaq 3 and Louvre 5158
    • 10.0010.30 Jared Brent Krebsbach, University of Memphis – The Persians and Atum Worship in Egypt’s Twenty Seventh Dynasty
    • 10.3011.00 Kata Jasper, University Budapest – Ha, Lord of the West. Some Remarks on the Figure of an Ancient Egyptian Personification
    • 11.0011.30 Paula Veiga, Independent Researcher – Osiris green: his body represented in medicinal plants
  • Parallel session 1B: Cultural Identity
    • 09.3010.00 Sander Mskens, Leiden University – Cultural Choice and Constructing Identity in later Roman Egypt: Funerary Stelae from Behnasa
    • 10.0010.30 Yanne Broux & Sandra Coussement, K.U. Leuven – Creating Identities in GraecoRoman Egypt: Double Names in the Ptolemaic and Roman Period
    • 10.3011.00 Kim Ridealgh, Swansea University – Yes Dear! Spousal Relationships in the Late Ramesside Letters
    • 11.0011.30 Gwen Jennes, K.U. Leuven – Creating Identities in GraecoRoman Egypt: Theophoric Names
  • Parallel session 2A: Household Archaeology
    • 12.0012.30 Miriam Mller, University of Vienna – An elite quarter of Avaris/Tell elDab’a multicultural life in a town of the Second Intermediate Period
    • 12.3013.00 Lara Weiss, Leiden University – Encountering liminal zones at Deir elMedina?
    • 13.0013.30 Maria CorreasAmador, Durham University – Egyptian Mud Dwellings: An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective
  • Parallel session 2B: Linguistics
    • 12.0012.30 Ines Khler, Freie Universitt Berlin – Prototype semantics and its approach in the Ancient Egyptian lexicon
    • 12.3013.00 Anita Sempel, Leiden University – Participles and Aspect
    • 13.0013.30 German Ruiz Ruiz, HalmaIpel Univeristy of Lille – The Notion of Combat in Ancient Egypt: A lexicographical Study of the Terminology
  • Parallel session 3A: Early Christianity
    • 14.3015.00 Renate Dekker, Leiden University – Peeping into the Bishop’s papers: Reedition of the archives of Pesynthios of Coptos (seventh century)
    • 15.0015.30 Joost Hagen, Leiden University – Church and state in medieval Christian Nubia: The evidence of the Coptic texts from Qasr Ibrim
    • 15.3016.00 Lisanne Kleiterp, Leiden University – From Temple to Church: the Christian reuse of pagan temples
  • Parallel session 3B: Predynastic Egypt
    • 14.3015.00 Grazia Di Pietro, University “L’Orientale”, Naples – Models from Predynastic daily life
    • 15.0015.30 Gavin Smith, Liverpool University – The transmigration of Predynastic and Protodynastic typologies, and their economic utility
  • Parallel session 4A: Interdisciplinary Approaches
    • 16.3017.00 Stephanie Atherton, University of Manchester – Sacred Ibis mummies in the Manchester Museum: a morphological and forensic study
    • 17.0017.30 Conni Lord, University of Manchester – The life and death of the sacred bulls: what we really know
    • 17.3018.00 Howard MiddletonJones, Coptic UK Research – The Digital 3D Reconstruction of the Coptic Church at Qubbat alHawa
  • Parallel session 4 B: Middle Kingdom Society
    • 16.3017.00 Margaret Maitland, University of Oxford – Spatial hierarchy in Middle Kingdom Elite Culture
    • 17.0017.30 Melinda NelsonHurst, University of Pennsylvania – The Evolving Roles of Collateral and Female Kin in Society and the Funerary Cult from the Middle Kingdom through the Second Intermediate Period
    • 17.3018.00 Rita Gautschy, Universitt Basel – Lunar and Sothic data from the archive of Illahun revisited: Absolute Chronology of the Middle Kingdom
  • 18.3019.30 Keynote Lecture by Dr. M.J. Versluys – Egyptology versus Egyptomania? Stages in the mnemohistory of Egypt

CREXI- Friday January 8th, 2010

  • Session 1: Temples
    • 09.3010.00 Carina van den Hoven, Leiden University – Balancing the gods. Priestly design in the temple of Kalabsha
    • 10.0010.30 Kenneth Griffin, Swansea University – An Analysis of the Rekhyt Rebus on the Columns of the Temple of Seti at Abydos
    • 10.3011.00 Marta Sankiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan – Coregency of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III in the light of iconography in the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir elBahari
  • Session 2: Literature
    • 11.3012.00 ShihWei Hsu, Freie Universitt Berlin – The power of the image and the image of the power: “The griffin” as a visual and written image for the king
    • 12.0012.30 Lea van de Sande, Leiden University – The 21th maxim of the Instruction of Ptahhotep: a comparison of versions
    • 12.3013.00 Linda Steynor, University of London – The function of Metaphor in The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant
  • Session 3: Predynastic Burial Customs
    • 14.0014.30 Maarten Horn, Leiden University – Dressing the Dead during the Tasian, Badarian and Early Naqadian Periods in the Qau Matmar Region A Comparison and Interpretation
    • 14.3015.00 Veronica Tamorri, University of Durham – Preliminary Observations on Practices of Bodily Manipulation in Predynastic Egyptian Funerary Contexts
    • 15.0015.30 Sarah Foster, University College London – Landscape and Cosmology in the Badarian (c. 45004000 B.C.): an insight provided by ‘exotic materials’
  • Session 4: Egyptology, Archaeology and Museology
    • 16.0016.30 Henning Franzmeier, Freie Universitt Berlin – The Cemetery of Sedment in the New Kingdom New Light on an old Excavation
    • 16.3017.00 Gemma Tully, University of Southampton – Answering the calls of the living’: Collaborative Museology and the Representation of Ancient Egypt in Western Museum Displays
    • 17.0017.30 Michal Kurzyk – Geophysical surveying in Egypt: the Polish contribution