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Organizer Ilan Peled has brought together a number of speakers on Mesopotamia and the Cuneiform World (session 1) and on Egyptology, Archaeology and Material Culture (session 2). Lightning sessions (project presentations, session 3) and an award ceremony of the NINO Thesis Prizes will complete the programme.

Detail Summary
Date 30 January 2020
Time 09:45 - 18:30
Location P.C. Hoofthuis
Room 1.05


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”)

P.C. Hoofthuis
P.C. Hoofthuis

Room 1.05

Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam