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CFP: Specters, Hauntings, Presences

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...
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Conference beginning and end

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...
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‘Demon Things’ conference 2016 abstract: Amy Hammett

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...

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Demon Things Conference – Day 3

Day 3 has seen another day of exciting presentations on the Demon Things conference.  Following a late change to the programme - Panagiotis Kousoulis and El Zahraa Megahed were unable to attend -...
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More Egyptologists arrive in Swansea! Demon Things Conference Day 2

Today, the Demon Things Conference 2016 welcomed over 85 delegates to the impressive Taliesin Theatre next to the Egypt Centre, where nine excellent papers were presented over the theatre's huge...
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‘Demon Things’ conference abstract: Susanne Beck

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...
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Headless Beings in Christianity – lecture in Berkeley

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...
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Heroes & Villains from Ancient Egypt at the Ashmolean

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The Demon Creation Station

will be at

the Ashmolean Museum

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‘Demon Things’ conference 2016 abstract: John Wyatt

John Wyatt

A Demonic and Angelic Bestiary?

On-going zoological research into the various animal species depicted in/on tombs, coffins, head rests, wands and Books of the Dead for a Demon/Angel Bestiary is...
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‘Demon Things’ conference 2016 abstract: Felicitas Weber

Felicitas Weber, Swansea University

The Demon Code

Book of the Dead manuscripts form one of the largest corpora of funerary literature from Ancient Egypt and hence provide a unique insight into diversified...
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