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CFP: Specters, Hauntings, Presences

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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...
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Conference beginning and end

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

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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...
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Demon Things Conference – Day 3

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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

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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 screen (for...
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‘Demon Things’ conference abstract: Susanne Beck

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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...
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Headless Beings in Christianity – lecture in Berkeley

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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...
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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 Heroes & Villains LiveFriday January 2016 Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm All Welcome! We are all surrounded by invisible “demons”...
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‘Demon Things’ conference 2016 abstract: John Wyatt

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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...
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‘Demon Things’ conference 2016 abstract: Felicitas Weber

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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...
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