AELT 9: Programme

Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts 9

Saturday 10th June 2017


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the University of East Anglia campus. For all sessions, please follow signs to the Lecture Theatre in the basement. Lunch and tea/coffee breaks will be served in the ‘Court’ area on the ground floor, home of the Department of Art History and World Art Studies. Toilets are located either side of the doors where you entered the building.


9.30 am          Registration

9.45 am          Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Kim Ridealgh and Christina Riggs

SESSION 1   Texts, Religion, Society

10.00 am        “To Isis the Great, Lady of Benevento”: Preparing a New Edition of the Twin Obelisks of Benevento

– Luigi Prada, University of Oxford


10.20 am        The Ritual of the Hours of the Night (Stundenritual): New Readings and Problematic Passages

– Kenneth Griffin, Swansea University

10.40 am        Writing Habits as Identity Marker: On Sign Formation in P. Gardiner II

– Ilona Regulski, The British Museum

11.00 am        Discussion

Coffee break

SESSION 2   Language and Society

11.45 am        On Two Wheels in Thebes – Andreas F. Winkler, Oxford University

12.05 pm        H is for Hibis  – John Tait, UCL

12.25 pm        Discussion

Lunch Break

12.45              Please join us for lunch upstairs in the Department.

At 1.15 pm, Christina Riggs will also offer a tour of the Lisa and Robert Sainsbury Collection, focusing on the Egyptian antiquities. Meet outside office 0.28.

SESSION 3   Presentations from Current Doctoral Students

2.00 pm          For a New Typology of Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Perspectives in Egyptian Linguistics

– Simon Thuault, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier

2.15 pm          Yes\No Questions System in Late Egyptian

– Samuel Dupras, Université de Liège

2.30 pm          Discussion

Tea break

SESSION 4   Exploring Texts

3.00 pm          A Structuralist Approach to the Study of Egyptian Texts

– Roberto A. Díaz Hernández, Institute of Egyptology at Ludwig-Maximilian-University and Munich State Museum of Egyptian Art

3.20 pm          An Unpublished Coptic Text from Ikhmindi (Nubia) in the British Library

– Jennifer Cromwell, University of Copenhagen

3.50 pm          Jaroslav Černý, a Coeval of the Annales School

– Hana Navratilova, Oxford University

4.10 pm         Discussion and closing remarks


Drinks and Dinner

Optional, at own expense

We aim to finish the conference at 4.30 pm. The Sainsbury Centre remains open until 5 pm.

From 5.30 pm, everyone is welcome to reconvene for drinks at the Unthank Arms, 149 Newmarket Street (NR2 2DR). We have also reserved a table there for dinner, from 6.30 pm.

The organizers can offer a small number of lifts to the pub, or bus number 25 from campus takes about 30 minutes, to the Glebe Road stop. We can advise on taxis as well – which should be booked at lunchtime, to arrive at the ‘Sainsbury Centre, UEA campus, first set of doors’.