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Current Research in Egyptology 2008

9th TO 11th JANUARY 2008

Wednesday 9th January 2008

9.00 – 10.15am Registration – foyer, Michael Smith Building. Coffee
10.15am Welcome – Conference Lecture Theatre, Michael Smith Building
10.25am Prof. Rosalie David, OBE, KNH Centre: The KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology: Training Scientists for the 21st Century

SESSION ONE Science 1: Methods and Analysis. Chair: Prof. Rosalie David

10.50am Jacky Finch, KNH Centre: Walk Like An Egyptian – Religious Ritual or the Dawn of Prosthetic Medicine?
11.10am Natalie McCreesh, KNH Centre: Scientific Analysis of the Black Coating Found on a Mummy From the Manchester Museum
11.30am Melanie Sapsford, University of Cranfield: The Wadi Natrun: An Important Resource in Ancient Egypt
11.50am Dave Counsell, KNH Centre: Cocaine and Nicotine in Ancient Egypt
12.10pm Questions

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

SESSION TWO History and Culture. Chair: Dr Ryan Metcalfe

1.30pm Dan Boatright, University of Liverpool: The Realities of Battle in Ancient Egypt
1.50pm Steven Larkman, Mount Royal College, Calgary: Identifying the Great Overlords of the Nome
2.10pm Sarah Jackman, University of Swansea: King’s Crowns in Ancient Egypt
2.30pm Lucile Huguet, Centre de Recherché en Egyptologie de la Sorbonne: Aegyptus or the Western Conception of Egypt from the 15th to 18th Century
2.50pm Questions

3.10pm Coffee

3.30pm Arnaud Quertinmont, Universite Libre de Bruxelles: A possible method of dating Anubis statues
3.50pm Meg Gundlach, University of Swansea: The Historiography of Asasif and a Changing Focus
4.10pm Peter Robinson, Independent Scholar: An Example of Egyptianising Architecture in Southern Greater Manchester
4.30pm In Conjunction with the Bibliotheca Alexandria: Essam El Saeed, University of Alexandria: The Landing Place of Hatchepsut’s Fleet in Punt: The Sudanese or Somalian Coasts? (This talk will be read in Manchester by Jackie Campbell. Essam El Saeed will be available via video link chatroom with the Bibliotheca Alexandria to answer questions on this paper).
4.50pm Questions

5.10pm Dr Karen Exell, Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, the Manchester Museum: Ancient Egypt at The Manchester Museum: Past Achievements and Future Plans

5.30pm Close

6.00 – 7.45pm Reception at The Manchester Museum

Thursday 10th January 2008

SESSION THREE Linguistics and Literature. Chair: Dr Angelique Corthals

9.00am Rehab Hema, University of Helwan, Cairo: A Study on a Title
9.20am Kathryn Piquette, University College London: Re-materialising Script and Image
9.40am Jenny Cromwell, University of Liverpool: The Unpublished Coptic Manuscripts in Manchester’s John Rylands Library
9.50am Questions
10.00am Patricia Berg, University of Helsinki: Perspectives on Travelling in the Texts From Deir el-Medina
10.20am Henning Franzmeier, University of Gottingen: ‘Emic’: Ancient Egyptian Terms Related to Wells and Cisterns
10.40am Questions

10.50am Coffee

SESSION FOUR Science 2: Mummy Studies. Chair: Jacky Finch

11.10am Paula Veiga, KNH Centre: Multidisciplinary Preliminary Examination and 3D Facial Reconstruction of a Male Egyptian Mummy from the Collection of the MHNFC
11.30am Ryan Metcalf, KNH Centre: The Tutankhamouse Experiment – Investigating Tissue Changes During Mummification
11.50am Moacir Elias Santos, Campos de Andrade University Centre: The Tothmea’s Mummy Project: Ancient Discoveries and New Perspectives (this paper will be read by Paula Veiga)
12.10pm Lidija McKnight, KNH Centre: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? A Radiological Study of Three Museum Oddities
12.30pm Questions

12.50 – 1.50pm Lunch

SESSION FIVE Art and Architecture. Chair: Dr Jenefer Cockitt

1.50pm Campbell Price, University of Liverpool: Agency and Materiality in Late Period Non-Royal Statuary
2.00pm Nico Staring, University of Leiden: The Iconographic Programme in the Elite Tombs of the Memphite Region
2.20pm Kim Ridealgh, University of Swansea: Examining the Representation of the Male Image in 18th Dynasty Tombs
2.40pm Questions
2.50pm Pauline Norris, Independent Scholar: Horses of a Different Colour
3.10pm Francis Lankester, University of Durham: Experiencing the Eastern Desert Rock Art
3.30pm Questions

3.40pm Coffee

4.00pm Steven Tasker, Independent Scholar: The Secret Djed
4.20pm Kate Liszka, University of Pennsylvania: Water Basins in Middle Kingdom Planned Settlements: An Architectural Feature of Hospitality and Bureaucracy
4.40pm Pinelopi Ringa, King’s College London: Egypt and Samos: A Special Relationship
5.00pm Questions

5.20pm Close

8.00pm Conference Dinner, Al Bilal, 87-91 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme

Friday 11th January 2008

SESSION SIX Early Egypt. Chair: Natalie McCreesh

10.00am Vicky Gashe, KNH Centre: Evidence for Predynastic and Old Kingdom Burial Practices: An Assessment of the Use of Early Excavation Reports
10.20am Jenny Cockitt, KNH Centre: Climatic Change in the Early Pharaonic Period: A Re-evaluation of the Evidence
10.40am Gavin Smith, University of Liverpool: Kinship Structure and the Incipient Predynastic Ancient Egyptian State in Upper Egypt
11.00am Questions

11.20am Coffee

11.40am Sarah-Jane Langley, University of Liverpool: A Study of Ivory in Predynastic Egypt
12.00pm Szymon Zdzieblowski, University Adam Mickiewicz: Predynastic and Protodynastic Mudbrick Settlement Architecture: An Overview and New Interpretation in the Light of Recent Research
12.20pm Masahiro Baba, University of Cardiff: Specialization in Predynastic Pottery: Standardized Straw-Tempered Ware at Hierakonpolis
12.40pm Questions

1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch

SESSION SEVEN Religion and the Gods. Chair: Jude Seath

2.00pm Rosalind Park, Independent Scholar: Finding Lepus or Another Meaning For The Rekhyt Bird
2.20pm Adrienn Nagy, University of Eotvos Lorand: Bes and the Levant: Reconsidering the Problem of Bes and the Seated Goddess
2.40pm Roya Vanaki, University of Tehran: Religion – the Mental Reaction of the Egyptian Man Towards His Nature and Needs
3.00pm Questions

3.10pm Coffee

3.30pm Ken Griffin, University of Swansea: A Curious Female Figurine in the Egypt Centre Collection
3.50pm Renata Tatomir, Sergiu Al-George Institute: The Egyptian Ritual: A Transdisciplinary Approach

4.10pm Amr Gaber, University of Durham: The Gods and Goddesses of the Central Hall
4.30pm Questions

4.50pm AGM Chairs: Vicky Gashe & Jacky Finch

5.30pm Close

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed on all three days in the Michael Smith Building.

Alvaro Figueiredo, University College London: The Lisbon Mummy Project: Preliminary Results of the MDCT Study of the Animal Mummies in the National Museum of Archaeology, Lisbon

Jacky Finch, KNH Centre: The Scientific Contribution of Imaging in Egyptology: The ‘Virtual Unwrapping’ of a Mummified Limb.

Natalie McCreesh, KNH Centre: Microscopic Analysis of Hair from an Ancient Egyptian Mummy c.1473BC

Jude Seath, KNH Centre: Scent from the Grave: An Analytical Examination of Ancient Residues from Predynastic Egypt

Steven Tasker, Independent Scholar: Determining Plausible Connections Between Hieroglyphic Symbols and Pyramid Construction

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