All posts by: Dr. Kasia Szpakowska

x-posted from https://blogs.brown.edu/joukowsky/2017/02/01/cfp-journal-of-intercultural-and-interdisciplinary-archaeology/ CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA.it/JIIA.eu) Peer reviewed online journal. Available at http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiia/index Editor: Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli JIIA N.3/2016 Issue 3 of JIIA (Section 1) will focus on the complex class of mythological beings belonging to the netherworld. Hybrid creatures, demons, benevolent or malevolent entities, autonomous...
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Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
Call For Papers SPECTERS, HAUNTINGS, PRESENCES Northwestern University Department of Religious Studies Graduate Conference October 7-9, 2016 The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites graduate student papers for a conference on “Specters, Hauntings, Presences,” to be held in Evanston, Illinois on October 7-9, 2016. Deadline extended – We request...
Just to come full circle… previously, we blogged about full days of papers one and two. Our conference launched on Monday, 21 March, with offerings of wine and chocolate to pacify all the beings. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Stringer kicked off the event with a stimulating unscripted talk that really set the...
  • Temple of Luxor (Gayet 1894- LXXIV)
Amy Hammett The Clay Balls of Ancient Egypt: A Symbolic Defence Against Apophis? The “striking of the ball” ritual, dated from the New Kingdom to the Late period, is depicted on a number of temple walls. The scene depicts the Pharaoh, armed with a club or stick, hitting balls before...
  • Samanu's name in Cuneiform and Hieratic
Susanne Beck Demons in Mesopotamia and Egypt: Sāmānu as a Case Study The demon Sāmānu is attested by numerous magical and me­dical sources in the ancient Near East and Egypt from the 3rd millennium to the 2nd century B.C. In Meso­potamia, Sāmānu is known as a widespread evil seizing gods,...
The Threat of the Headless Being: Constructing the Demonic in Christian Egypt David Frankfurter, Boston University Noon AHMA Colloquium Monday, March 7, 12-1.30 pm 370 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley This paper concerns the way local demonologies change under the influence of Christianity and the role of ritual experts, in this case...
The Demon Creation Station will be at the Ashmolean Museum Heroes & Villains LiveFriday January 2016 Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm All Welcome! We are all surrounded by invisible “demons” that help or hinder us. See how these heroes and villains were depicted and described by the Ancient Egyptians, and...
A call for papers for the Annual Graduate Student Conference in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is now out. Magic, Miracles and the Paranormal in Religious Imaginaries An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference April 9-10, 2016 The University of Texas at Austin Keynote Speakers: Paul Mirecki, Kansas University...
Felicitas Weber will be representing our project and speaking at the Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond conference in Leipzig, November 4-6, 2015. “DemonBase” – Creating a database for “The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE” “The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE” was intended and funded...