BURIAL AND MORTUARY PRACTICES IN LATE PERIOD AND GRAECO-ROMAN EGYPT
International conference organised by the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities
18 July 2014 - 19 July 2014
The aim of the conference is to present and discuss recent research and current themes on (human and animal) burial and mortuary practices in Late Period and Greaco-Roman Egypt – an issue that has become a major focus of interest over the past two decades. In addition to published objects and archaeological sites, we would also like to integrate into the discussion unpublished materials kept in museum collections, archival records relating to earlier excavations, as well as recent archaeological discoveries.
Suggested topics include
• dating and chronological problems
• stylistic traditions and workshops: transmission, interaction of traditions, and co-operation between artisans and workhops
• variation in material and ritual traditions accross regions and social groups
• the interface of textual and visual pratice
• objects and rituals
• forms of commemoration and representation of the dead; shaping identities
• treatment of the dead body
• social and demographic implications
• the boundary between human and animal burial practices
• study of earlier archaeological and collecting activities
• application of new approaches
The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:
Julia Budka (Vienna)
Renate Germer (Hamburg)
Beatrix Gessler-Löhr (Heidelberg)
Christina Riggs (Norwich)
Gábor Schreiber (Budapest)
Martin Andreas Stadler (Würzburg)
Alain Zivie (Paris)
The working languages of the conference will be English, French and German. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion and questions.
Please register and send your abstract (250–350 words) in a separate file via email to Katalin Kóthay (a2F0YWxpbi5rb3RoYXkjMSErI3N6ZXBtdXZlc3pldGkuaHU=) by 7th February 2014. Please include your name, degree, institution as well as notification of technical support required. Participants will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by 21th February 2014.
Papers presented will be published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.