Sunday, 25 March 2012

"Towards a New History for the Egyptian Old Kingdom

A (free, no registration required) one-day International Egyptology
symposium to consider questions of kingship, religion, art, economics,
and old and new archaeological excavations at the Giza Pyramids and
beyond (3rd millennium BCE).

The Pyramid Age represents the first of several highpoints in ancient
Egypt's long history. But critical questions remain on the history of the
period, its social structure and economic organization, and the long-term
implications of its artistic achievements. On the occasion of the fifth
anniversary of the new Journal of Egyptian History, The University of
British Columbia, Harvard University, and Brill Academic Publishers, Boston,
are planning to hold a conference at Harvard University on April 25-26,
2012. Faculty, students, and colleagues in the Boston area will have an
opportunity to mix with a distinguished group of Egyptological scholars from
around the world.

(Please note: there will also be a special lecture on Tell ed-Daba by
Prof. Manfred Bietak on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 pm)

For the schedule of papers and abstracts, please see:

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